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A fairy doesn't live for long. 700 years or so. The enduring rivers watched them fade and die. The mountain range barely notices their existence at all.

The fairy queen wanted to live forever. In stories and legends if not in body. Appearing to humans had sparked wondrous tales that were retold by human generation to generation. But they too faded into nothing. Portraits flaked, statues crumbled. She tried to start her own religion. But it was forgotten. She was the last you see.

She died in the autumn on the river bank at the foot of the mountain range.

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    Jim M over 9 years ago

    Really well crafted- very clever parallel you're running between the fairy and the natural world, artfully done!

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    Jess Cowburn over 9 years ago

    Lovely imagery ! beautiful :)

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    Jonathan Royan over 9 years ago

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. :-)

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    Rodindeadpan over 9 years ago

    delightfully mournful

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