Sunday, 2 February 2014

Visual Dare - Silhouette

It's been a while since I've written anything for Visual Dare, although it stopped for a while over the Christmas period and has only been up and running again for a couple of weeks on a new website. This week's intriguing photo inspired me, and this is what I wrote.

They’d been captured at last, and humans were elated. The enchanted, who lived in secrecy and keep their world separate, despised the cages they were now kept in, and even worse the insistence of performing on demand. Their tender ways had been disrupted and their art of keeping magic in the world was starting to fade.

People didn’t see what was happening, they were too busy being amused by these ‘little people’ with their funny ways; laughing at them, parading them around and making money off them.

They didn’t see how the sparkle of enchantment was disappearing, how their own children wanted material things and wanted them now. They were no longer pacified by fairy tales or enraptured by the idea of magic. They wanted whatever they saw, to use it at their will, dispense of it in a matter of moments and move onto the next things.  

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  1. Oh how extremely sad that the magic and sparkle is disappearing due to their capture. Release them immediately! A bleak, well written piece Miranda. xx

  2. A lovely, sad story, Well done! :)

  3. Awesome, bittersweet, perfectly written.