Saturday, December 9, 2017
Welcome back to Thistledown, one and all. We left Bedlam, River, and Rhymer in a fair amount of faery trouble. I know you want to know what happened to the girls, but this episode switches to the point of view of another character. I expect you’ll be surprised by which one.
From Episode 14…
Abruptly the heavy volume snapped shut. The periwinkle muskox hair was still within, like a bookmark. The room spun wildly. It was like looking into a kaleidoscope.
Then the world shattered.
Quickly I moved my hands away from the book and caught the hands of River and Rhymer.
Now, Episode 15…
Midsummer Bedlam 15
Hair, Hanks, and Hummers
A hummingbird with iridescent feathers in the orange hues of a sunset darted along a forest path. Bob the hummingbird had brought Bedlam Thunder a magical muskox hair. He had to admit that even with his communication skills, it took some doing, but he finally made her understand that the electrically charged hair would lead her to what she wanted most.
Or at least Bob thought she understood… It was so hard to tell with girls. However, Bob had let himself be distracted and he’d left Bedlam the magical muskox hair. Once he got his priorities back in order Bob started tracking the faery girl.
Finally, he came to a yellow farmhouse with a thatched roof. A small duplicate stood to one side of the house. It was an elaborate chicken coop. A chicken with multi-colored feathers squawked and clucked at Bob. Clearly something was amiss. Though they didn’t have nearly the same flying skills, chickens were just as flighty as hummingbirds. Bob thought they were even more so, as he tried to make sense of the clucks and cackles.
Bob darted beyond the open door of the yellow house. He knew Bedlam had gone inside.
“Well hello, little one!” Willow Rainbow greeted the tiny bird. “My goodness, you surely do seem excited ― even for a hummingbird. Did you mean to join our crochet circle?” Willow asked.
Her little joke got chuckles from Blossom Stargazer, Crescent Glimmer, Luminous Twinkle, Pepper Stargazer, and Tinder Willowtree. They all sat amid what must have been a hundred hanks of yarn and almost as many crochet needles.
Bob recognized hanks of blue yarn spun from the hair of Blossom Stargazer’s muskox team. That hair was not brilliantly magical like the periwinkle colored hair Bob gave Bedlam Thunder, but it was not completely without power.
He expected to find Bedlam inside the farmhouse. Bob was certain something was wrong. He fluttered into the room where all the spell books were.
“The hummingbird seems upset about something,” he heard Tinder Willowtree say.
The faeries got up and followed Bob. The air in the room was heavily charged with static electricity. It tickled Bob’s feathers uncomfortably. He saw the hair on the women’s heads lift up. Their wings rustled and Bob knew they sensed something too.
“I thought the girls would be in here, studying away,” Willow Rainbow murmured in a concerned tone.
“Based on these half-eaten cookies, I think they must have left abruptly,” Luminous Twinkle added.
Then he saw it. The periwinkle muskox hair dangled like a book mark from an ancient tome. Bob recognized the volume. The faeries all saw it too. They made a collective gasp.
The Etheraris Spiregris.
This Week’s Faery Namers
Click the links to reveal the identity of the namer.
Blossom Stargazer http://www.eloisedesousa.wordpress.com/
Willow Rainbow http://cerobinsonauthor.com/
Crescent Glimmer https://annetterochelleaben.wordpress.com/
Luminous Twinkle http://www.adelemariepark.com/
Pepper Stargazer https://anotherfoodieblogger.wordpress.com/
Tinder Willowtree https://www.etsy.com/shop/MurrayHillGlassArt/
I hope to see you again next time.
Hugs on the wing!
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