Saturday, April 18, 2015

Le Princesse



Half way through the A-Z Challenge!


A silvery sparkling sea rolled into the golden sandy cove where beneath the boughs of a swaying palm sat a bejeweled  mermaid, Queen of all she surveyed. In her arms she held her merbabe, Le Princesse de la Mer.

‘It's time for you to go my child’ said the Queen. ‘For I am tired and you must  take my place’

‘Where must I go?’  asked the child

‘Over the horizon’ said her Mother.

‘How will I know when I am there?’ the child asked.

‘You will know little one. You will know’

And with that the Queen was gone. The child looked around but saw no one. She was alone.

She swam through rainbows of fish and  forests of coral. But the elusive horizon came no closer.

‘How far is the horizon?’ she asked a dolphin. ‘As far as you can see and more’ he said.

Which way is the horizon?’ she asked a starfish. ‘That way child’ he said pointing in five directions.

‘How long will it take?’ she asked an oyster. ‘How long is a string of pearls?’ it replied.

‘I’m tired, may I ride on your back?’ she asked a sea horse. ‘No young one’ he said. ‘I can play no part in your journey’

She was exhausted and clinging to a passing piece of driftwood fell into a deep deep sleep.

A while later she awoke, rubbed her eyes and saw before her a glistening rock on which sat a bejeweled golden throne.

Mermaids appeared from every direction, then circled around her frolicking and laughing with joy. Forming  a nest of arms they gently lifted the child high above the rolling azure waves.

‘Take your place upon the throne Princesse de la Mer’ said a voice from above.

‘For this is the place over the horizon, this is the place where you belong'.


Enjoy our Sunday off! On Monday I'll have a humorous tale for you about My Friend Rosey who has featured in more than 100 stories on my blog over the past seven years. It's simply called Questions





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29 comments:

  1. I love fairy tales! Thanks for this bit of whimsy.

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    1. We all nee a little whimsy now and again!

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    1. A little light relief from all my chillers of late!

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  3. I love the picture with this one. It has a bit of a Disney vibe with the mother exiting at the beginning of the tale. Good imagery.

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    1. Me too. I searched for ages for a suitable picture and I couldn't believe my luck when I found this one.

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  4. Whimsy... that is the word, that is a great story of finding your place.

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. We all need a bit of whimsy now and again! Thanks for dropping by Jeremy.

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  5. very fun read- loved the imagery!

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  6. A fairy tale like can be mesmerizing Keith! Wonderful prose something different from others!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Hank.

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  7. Delightful! Where did you get that adorable picture? I'm just curious if it prompted the story. ~grin~ Best wishes!

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    1. Story first! I found the picture on Google images but the artist wasn't credited. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. okay! so destiny found her, instead of the other way around; well that was a nice story; you had me there for i love a story related especially a fairy tale

    thanks for dropping in at my blog today; have a nice Saturday

    much love...

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    1. Thanks very much Ginella, I'm so glad you enjoyed it

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  9. This is a beautiful story. I especially like the expression, "rainbows of fish."

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  10. I look forward to Disney's film of your lovely story. :)

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  11. I feel like reading Disney books. How vivid. :)

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    1. Wow thank you! Good of you to visit my humble blog.

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  12. That's a cute and a heartwarming tale! :)

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  13. Oh! How lovely! I've been writing heaviness of late, so this bit of lighthearted fantasy was just the ticket! :)

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  14. You should write a children's book, really you should!

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