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Winter Fairy Tale

"Once upon a time - - -


before the "Big Freeze" little fairies were
sheltered and warm


& then it began to snow


it was so pretty


but many (little fairies & elves) floundered in the frosty fluff -
they panicked and lost their way


which way?? - -


Some took independent alternatives.


Those who stayed found shelter,


the sun did shine on them - -


and we "whinnied" for them.


High in the mountains, maidens of the ice lake kept their feet warm - on snowballs - - -


as they watched the brave souls out searching and eventually finding - - -


thawing life giving waters near a great glacier .


But be alert; trouble was always near - - -


and some paid the ultimate price - - -


while  some got away - - -


and recovered to find - - -


life sustaining food - - -


Soon the enticing smell of home made pancakes - - -


started the rush.. - -


"Lead on and we will follow" came the cry - - -


they rested where they could - -


they ran past Mt Doom with great haste - -


turned at the Christmas tree - - -


and found the promised path of royal gray stones.


Speed was the essence now. - - -


They even went "where no roads have gone before" - -


 it seemed, at times, like a bad dream. - - -


then it began to snow


there was only one way possible because - -


geysers guarded the entrance.


everything was fenced - - -


 or bounded by the forbidden swamps.


Trolls were watching. - - -


Then one day the goddess of the clouds appeared,
kindly giving them - -


the chair to paradise.


Some still had problems on the way (must have fallen off the chair) - -


Those who arrived lived happily ever after.  - - -


and when the barrier closed again - - -


they ran gleefully into the wilderness.

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