I decided to take a detour this week, and this idea popped into my head. It is developing slowly, but I am in love with the idea. Let me know what you think.
Keep on pushing,
The sound of the howling wind made this night eerier. She sat watching the television, oblivious to the creaking noise in the old wood floor. Slowly, the door to her bedroom crept open. She finally noticed the door, and the shock of the tall, dark figure glued her to the bed. Frozen by fear, she couldn’t yell or move.
“Do you know why I’m here?” said the dark figure.
She shook her head no.
“Has no one told you how special you are,” he asked.
Something seemed to click at that thought, and even though she was scared, she responded, “There’s nothing special about me,” she said.
“Well, I beg to differ, my queen. I have come to escort you back home,” he stated.
“How did you get in here? Who are you? If you’re here to steal something, take what you want and leave. I am not going anywhere with you,” she said with false bravado.
“My queen let me help you remember,” he said gliding slowly towards her.
“Stay away from me,” she said fighting to get to her phone and mace.
Unfortunately, he reached her before she had a chance. Slowly, he reached out his hand, placing his joined index and middle finger to her right temple. Something strange began to happen. She saw a soft haze cloud her room. It was slowly transformed into a lush forest covered with ancient trees, and the most unusual flying insects she had ever seen. To her surprise, as the images became more evident, she realized that these were little people. Fairies! Suddenly, the vision disappeared, and she was back in her room with the dark man.
“I don’t understand,” she said to the dark figure, now, more confused than scared.
“Well, you are the queen of the mountain,” he beamed, “We are scheduled to leave tomorrow afternoon.”
“I can’t just pack up and leave my life here. People depend on me here,” she responded.
“That’s exactly why I’m here. Your people, on the mountain, are depending on you too,” he responded.