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Title: Their First Fair
Fandom: Original
Character: Original
Length: 232
Rating: None
Warnings: None
Author's Notes: None


Their boats, blue and gold, glided to the dock while the sky was still pink and golden and peach colored on the clouds against the blue sky. An opal morning, thought Halley, and helped the children out onto the rickety dock, those small enough to need the help and lacking wings to fly up. They milled awkwardly about, trying to pull their unfamiliar clothes into place, making sure that wings did not show.
"Horsies!" shouted Milly. Halley peered past her, trying to pick them out. She thought the livestock was on the other side of the fair.
"Horses?" said Robert, scornfully. "It's not like we don't have horses, and better ones, in Faerie."
"Not all flowers and birds!" said Milly. Robert scowled and started to turn.
"But those aren't horses," said Violet, mildly. "Those are machinery. All machinery. But they look like horses, and you can ride them."
Dumb-struck looks all about. "Can we?" said Bertrade.
"Yes," said Halley, mildly. It was, she admitted, a nice carousel. Not an old one, but well-done fiberglass carefully based on the classic carvings. As Milly said, all flowers and birds. Not to mention that some of the "horses" were bunnies and tigers. The colors were as vivid as the sunrise or the Faerie court.
She supposed it was as good an introduction to the world of ordinary people as could be arranged for fae children.

Date: 2017-06-20 01:43 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shirebound
Nice! I like this.

Date: 2017-06-20 02:29 am (UTC)
musyc: Silver flute resting diagonally across sheet music (Default)
From: [personal profile] musyc
and helped the children out onto the rickety dock, those small enough to need the help and lacking wings to fly up.

Ooooh, that's the sentence that would hook me for a novel. Nicely done!

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