“I’ll never forget you!” cried the boy. And how could he? With her at his side, he had just completed what was surely the greatest adventure of his life.

The fairy continued her return to the heavens, slowly ascending, bathed in a sourceless green light. “Nor I you!” she promised, masking the tears streaming down her own face with a faint laugh. “Remember always the advice I gave you! Always keep your fears and frustrations and anger locked deep within you. Share them with no one. Keep them bottled up!”

“I will!” he choked, waving. Heeding her advice would be the only way to honor her memory. “I will!”


About John D. Moore

Writer, cartoonist, filmmaker, and student of Japanese language, literature, and cinema at the University of Utah.

One response »

  1. I know the bottling up of feelings is considered generally a bad thing within our present culture, but a creature of fairy, being likely quite ancient, has probably not kept current with what is in vogue with regard to modern psychology.

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