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Fairytales

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"Mum?"

My eye flicks open for a last time outside. A rural verge. Cow Parsley. Rose Briars. Thistles. The hedge should hurt me. I'm wedged in it. Hard thorny branches all around but I feel nothing except peaceful.

"On three!" the lady says.

I'm lifted, taken away. My prince taking me then. On his horse across the forest and I can smell my favourite teddy. And hear my dad. Not singing now. Crying. For me to come back.

I'm here Daddy. Why are you crying?

It's my Birthday. I'll be back later- Mum's done a cake.

Happy.

Today's the day.

8 comments add one below

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Seeing the tags, I'm so glad I read 'coma'. This is a disturbingly brilliant mini-series, Lisa. I'll be driving very slowly to the swimming pool later!... Your work and style is terrific!

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    Lisa Williams almost 4 years ago

    Like the curse in Sleeping Beauty though- sleep could be a long one. Thank you v much! Go steady X

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    Neville Hunt almost 4 years ago

    Lisa, I've read this series again. I think it's outstanding. What a treat to read!

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    Lisa Williams almost 4 years ago

    Awww thanks! Had a bit of time today so I've scheduled few more fairytales for next month. Not all as bleak! Although one bleaker X

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    Drew Martyn almost 4 years ago

    This is perfection. Hard-hitting, powerful, emotional and all-in-all just perfect. Nice one Lisa, I cant wait for more fairytales.

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    Lisa Williams almost 4 years ago

    Oh thank you Drew. I enjoy writing them & I've scheduled one for every Friday in Sept X

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    S J Gunn almost 4 years ago

    Loved this mini series Lisa! Couldn't wait to read the next one, then the next. Brilliantly written and hard-hitting. They should give this to all new young drivers to read!! x

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    Lisa Williams almost 4 years ago

    I wish Robbin! Thank you X

    Glad enjoyed SJ X

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