Once Upon a Time…

Once upon a time, there was a royal newlywed who lived in a castle nestled in the forest nearby a glistening lake. The beloved couple ruled over the kingdom to the best of their ability honoring the previous leaders who recently passed away. The king and queen were deeply in love, but for reasons unexplained, they had difficulty bearing children.

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They decided to visit a village of fairies who lived within a grove of jacaranda trees near a majestic waterfall. There was one famed fairy, in particular, who could help them with their barrenness, and her name was Florence.

The royal couple packed for food and supplies for a day’s trek, saddled their horses, and ventured out into the forest. The cool breeze whipped around them as their steeds galloped onto the soft ground. They smiled at each other the moment they listened to the resounding sound of the waterfall swishing on the boulders.

The jacaranda trees were a sight to behold! Lavender blossoms gently fell about them as the fairies warmly greeted the king and queen. One of the fairies welcomed the couple into her home, and put on the tea kettle. “How can we help you?”

Blessed by her hospitality, the queen smiled. “We’re looking for a fairy named Florence. My husband and I are in need of her assistance.” The fairy gazed at the queen thoughtfully for the briefest of moments before she left to fetch Florence.

The king clasped the queen’s clammy hands as they waited, “We will be fine, I’m sure.” The queen gazed at his hazelnut eyes warmed by the twinkle in his eyes and his reassurance.

“NOW…. who is need of my assistance?”

The queen was startled by a loud, sing-song voice. The couple turned around taking in the sight of Florence. Her hair was a brilliant shade of ultraviolet which framed a lovely heart-shaped face. Her crooked nose was accompanied by a gleaming broad smile.

Breaking out of a trance, the king introduced themselves. “My wife and I are having difficulty bearing children, but we would love to raise a family someday.” Florence nodded in understanding, “You came to the right fairy. I can help you with that!”

In her satchel, she took out some magical blackberries she harvested while searching for various herbs. She mashed them in a bowl and poured special nectar on them to mix. She gave the concoction to the king and queen, “Here you go! Drink this, and it will grant your dreams.”

The couple was willing to be open to various possibilities, and obediently they drank the delicious drink excited by what will unfold in the coming months.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Ah ,what happened next? Haha. Good story!

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Cliffhangers seem to be one of my specialties! πŸ˜‰ Thank you for stopping by!


  2. Jaya Avendel says:

    I used to love writing fairy tales and myths, so I loved this little tale! I love that you leave the ending to imagination. πŸ™‚

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  3. Hi, I just nominated you for The Liebster Award! πŸ™‚

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    1. theresaly520 says:

      Thank you Maria!πŸ˜ŠπŸŒΌπŸ’‘πŸ’

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      1. Cheers! You deserve this! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  4. francisashis says:

    Very interesting story.Did they have children?Thanks for sharing.Take careπŸ‘πŸŒΉπŸ™


    1. theresaly520 says:

      Haven’t decided yet! There will be a joyous season of mystery!πŸ˜ŠπŸ’πŸŒΈ You’re welcome! Have a wonderful day!

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      1. francisashis says:


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  5. Efrona Mor says:

    I enjoy these posts, they are fun to read and imagine alone as the story is told!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. theresaly520 says:

      Hi Efrona! I’m glad you enjoy them! πŸ™‚


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