Fae Flash Fiction: Silka


Silka dreamed of spring, her inner eye seeing sunny days burgeoning with flowers. She could not quite bring them into focus. She donned her favorite dress, her flower jewels, and picked up her fairy dust. Bravely, she zipped outside.

Spring had not arrived. After the dim fairy bower, her eyes watered in the sunlight. After she rubbed them, she saw thousands of snow crystals glinting like jewels in a dusting of fresh powder.Β She admired tunnels dug into deep snow banks.


She shivered. The cold made her feel tired. She saw messages from the universe.


Ice heart

“Even in winter, if you look for them, you find messages of love,” she smiled to herself. She waved goodbye to the cold, another week of dreaming and dozing sounded ideal. She retreated into her fairy bower, where flowers thrived in the warmth of her magic. She settled onto her bed of rose petals, ate a honey and nectar bon bon and settled down to await spring, closing her violet eyes.

Click for Free Coloring Page of Silka the Fairy

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Copyright Brenda Davis Harsham

42 thoughts on “Fae Flash Fiction: Silka

  1. I really like the multi-medium approach to this story. I found this line particularly sweet: “She shivered. The cold made her feel tired. She saw messages from the universe.” Then the two photos of hearts.

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    • I’m so happy you like it! You’re the first to comment on the snowy heart. I like finding things like that while I’m walking. Have a great Sunday! Cheers, Brenda


    • Thought I should branch out and do some flash fiction. πŸ™‚ Glad you like it. We really liked your three little pigs. I hope you are successful in selling your stories. I’ve been sending out stories and queries, and it’s almost less terrifying now that I have a bunch out. I need to write some more now. πŸ™‚


      • Please Sir can I have some more?

        It’s just the writing them out that takes the time – well the proofreading and revising anyway – boring!

        The more from you the better as far as I’m concerned!


        • You are fabulous! I will see what comes, I will be starting work on two big projects soon, a novel and self-publishing a novella. EEK! I’m hoping to still squeeze out more blogging along the way. πŸ™‚


  3. Oh, Brenda, thank you for this lift me up. Spring is taking forever to get here this year. I really loved this!!! May you have a Great Friday! Love, Amy πŸ’ πŸ’ 🌷


      • I think perhaps I was….I used to go out playing every weekend morning and all the neighbors would invite me in for a treat, and I would just talk and talk about fairies and trolls and gods and goddesses and angels, and they would smile and laugh and give me more treats:-) I was invited to like 5-6 houses in one morning! πŸ™‚ Hihi……:-D maybe I was little weird, but in a good way, I think….


        • What a delight. I hope I have a granddaughter someday just like you. πŸ™‚ The picture of your youth is so appealing. I am starting a novel, and perhaps I will try to give my character some of your energy and joy. πŸ™‚


            • I can’t decide which novel to work on next once I send out two more stories and self-publish a book on amazon…. I have 6 in various stages of completion.


            • Wow, six! That is extraordinary! I write children’s stories for a children’s magazine in Norway, my next story will be inspired by Indian fairy tales πŸ™‚ I want to read ALL your stories Brenda! I still have a few left on your blog! πŸ™‚ Can’ t wait to read them!


            • LOL Wow!! I wish I could find a magazine that was interested in my stories. What a lovely job. πŸ™‚ Still I am getting my stories out, that is my work this month. Have to run and get my daughter. Oh, these early pick ups!!


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