Thursday, October 13, 2011

What do you think of fairies?

Lately I've been thinking about fairies.


I'm always marinating a story idea. It takes me a while to ponder a plot or the beginning of a book before I actually start writing it. And I'm intrigued with the idea of writing about fairies. I always loved fairy stories as a child.

Here's my jumping off idea: Juliet is delighted to inherit Aunt Lucy’s home. But when she moves in, she discovers she’s not alone. Those house fairies Aunt Lucy claimed cleaned up the messes weren’t the crazy ramblings of an eccentric lady—they’re for real!

I've got a few wrinkles to iron out, and a few more ideas to flesh out the plot, but I'm excited to wander into that fictional dream. I think Aunt Lucy's house fairies can teach Juliet a thing or two about love, acceptance, and contentment.

I was checking out some quotes about fairies. They tickle me. Take a look:

Faeries, come take me out of this dull world,
For I would ride with you upon the wind,
Run on the top of the dishevelled tide,
And dance upon the mountains like a flame.
~William Butler Yeats, "The Land of Heart's Desire," 1894

Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels. But their magic sparkles in nature. ~Lynn Holland

Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly! ~Author Unknown

Nothing can be truer than fairy wisdom. It is as true as sunbeams. ~Douglas Jerrold

So? What do you think?


Rita Garcia said...

Your post has tickled me, and I can't wait to read the book. My kind of fantasy!

Tina F. said...

I love the idea. Hope you write it. Be sure to read the poem The Faerie Queen!

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks for your kind words and encouragement. And, Tina, I'll be looking up that poem.

Paula said...

I think I've told you before that I LOVE this idea. Your beautiful word crafting mixed with this fanciful idea are going to make for an amazing book. Hurry up! I want to read it. lol

Megan DiMaria said...

Thanks, Paula. You're sweet!