I didn’t mean to take a blogging hiatus. I never do, life happens. Also, if I am honest, there is an element of withdrawing when the world becomes politically charged. It becomes harder and harder to bite my tongue, and negativity is not what I want to engage in. Consider my absence a public service. 😀
It seemed a good idea at the time — leaving before dawn to hunt for fairies.
“There,” said Peter, pointing.
The pair ran down the hill, following flickering light into the wild. The fairy slowed and lured the children into a ring of mushrooms. Poof! Mist swirled as brother and sister clung to each other. Confused and dazed, dawn broke.
“Where are we?”
The world around them was foreign — the wild transformed. A metal monster yelped and swerved. Inside the monster’s belly, a consumed human yelled naughty words at them.
Across the road, the fairy waved.
Poof! The fairy disappeared, leaving Em and Peter in the 21st century.