Thursday, July 17, 2014

Rose, Violet, & Scamp of Swain Woods


A continuation of the story of Swain Woods and the Fairies.

Rose bloomed brightly, the youngest fairy, she had a glow all her own.  Her cheeks were pink like they had been pinched by the morning dew or a blush from the sun.  She was the artist of the three fairies, an artist in her soul.  Creating beauty wherever she went, her hands just danced with delight.  Rose could turn a piece of bark or a twig into something of beauty.  Her baskets were used for storing their food and for capturing rainbows at the end of a rain storm.  Those honored to receive a gift from Rose treasured each gift with great appreciation.

You have met Violet earlier in my story.  Violet loved to dance in the woods, she would sway to the music coming from above for the birds sang a song just for her.  She cared deeply for the woods, her sisters, and for Scamp.  You could say she watched over them, just as big sisters do.  She had a voice like honey poured from a pitcher warmed by the sun.  She shared stories she remembered of their family long ago.  She treasured the memories and being the oldest shared them most freely.

Scamp was the Wood Nymph living nearby.  They say his name suited him well.  His eyes twinkled with delight and laughter was often on his lips.  He didn't miss a cup of tea or a song to dance by, for his heart was that of a happy soul.  He learned the sounds of the birds nearby and sometimes when a human passed by they thought there were birds nearby.  In some ways he was a trickster and those that knew him just delighted in being in his presence.  His laughter was infectious and made each fairies heart to sing.

These are the stories of my fairy friends of Swain Woods.
There is one more episode to come next week as we travel with the fairies and dream.

6 comments:

Storybook Woods said...

Just magical. I loved the line "Her baskets were used for storing their food and for capturing rainbows at the end of a rain storm."
Clarice

Tracy said...

*SWOON*... This is just a marvelous story, Marilyn. So many lovely detail draw is and keep us there... Look forward to more! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Relyn Lawson said...

I, too, believe in fairies and have spun their tales for hours on end when Sloane was little. Just another way that we are kindred.

Jeanie said...

I love Scamp the wood nymph best! These are treasures, Marilyn. I think your book will be just magical.

Laura Morrigan said...

I love faeries! They are such an inspiration to me!

Rosemary said...

Love your fairy stories! We need you at our fairy festival!