Another wonderful, imaginative story from D S Ingram, author of Angel Girls and Poppy Days.
Friends and fellow authors, I would like you to come on a little journey with me. I hope you have packed your sandwiches, put on your comfy shoes and brought plenty of sucky sweets. Now, here we go. I am taking you for a sneaky peak around
We are off to Fairyland. It doesn't take too long to get there, you won't even
need a valid passport, just a vivid imagination. That's it, just close your
eyes and let your mind drift...and here we are. Silverwing Castle
It will be exactly as you expected, because of course, Fairyland is whatever your imagination believes it to be. For me it is a beautiful place, filled with flowers and bird song and magical creatures. We will stroll past Norbert the Gnome. Don't mind him, he is a bit grumpy but he is only saying all the things you say to yourself when you are procrastinating instead of actually writing. Just skip past his toadstall, and don't linger too long or he'll try to steal your thunder.
Once we get past the bluebell woods, where we can stop at the daydreams gift shop, we will come to a clearing and there it is!
. (Did you spend lots of money in
the gift shop? The snippets of authentic conversation to include in your new
book are very good.) Silverwing Castle
At the moment, Silverwing Castle isn't quite looking it's best, because The Ideal Gnome show are giving it a bit of a makeover, and it takes time. The foundations are strong, but the bodywork needs a bit of an overhaul.
You see, once you outgrow the need for the tooth fairy, they move up a gear. They polish their wands, and set to work. Writers, artists, sculptors. They all need fairy dust. Far away in fairyland they toil, day and night to bring us the words we long for. The brush work that catches the likeness or the fingers that tingle in order to sculpt that masterpiece. What happens, however, when those poor hard working fairies grow weary? do their wings droop, do their wands waver? well, sadly, for some, the answer is yes. They end up in Gnome Mans land.
Luckily, though, the vast majority make it to
to live out their days in
comfort. They sit around the waterfall, knitting poetry for pleasure instead of
churning out epic sagas and best sellers. Silverwing Castle
I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Try not to wake the typewriter as you tip toe outside. Please help yourself to fairy cakes as you leave. Just remember, a fairy is for life, not just for the top of the Christmas tree.
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