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Urban Fairy Tale MAG

March 16, 2015
By ErinSprocket SILVER, South Orange, New Jersey
ErinSprocket SILVER, South Orange, New Jersey
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Our fairies don’t have wings
but they are brightly colored.
Their neon bodies camouflage
with graffiti and construction cones.
They have teeth like rusted metal
and they’re not afraid to use them.
Our unicorns live in public parks
stone flanks speckled with pigeon scat
horns weathered away to worthless stumps
in the absence of purity.
Our kings wear three-piece suits and carry briefcases
spot a noblewoman by her skinny jeans and skinny latte
our evil wizards are often indistinguishable
from knights in T-shirts and denim.
Lost princesses slip through the streets unseen
wearing cracked rainboots
instead of glass slippers.

The author's comments:

Spent a fun rainy afternoon writing this. Keep a lookout for those lost princesses. 

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on Sep. 4 2015 at 11:36 pm
Isabella Sheptak, Beaumont, Other
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this was really great! I fell in love with the last line!

on Aug. 27 2015 at 8:03 pm
DarkeRose13 BRONZE, Toogoolawah, Other
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love it you should make more like this.

on Aug. 27 2015 at 3:05 pm
SkippyPeanutbutter SILVER, Utrecht, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Happiness can be found, even at the darkest of times. If one only remembers to turn on the light." -Albus Dumbledore
"We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?" -the Eleventh Doctor

I absolutely love this!

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Mar. 23 2015 at 6:26 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Wow...I love everything about this, I felt like I was there as you wrote this on said fun rainy afternoon - it's just so gritty and real and beautiful and fantastical and I LOVE it! :):):)

on Mar. 19 2015 at 8:21 pm
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

This is really new and interesting, I'm glad it got the Editor's choice award.