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A Glimpse of Elfland

Excerpt from “Falling Into Fairyland”

(Upcoming mini ebook)

DISCLAIMER: This is rough draft material. It will be buggy and contain typos. There is no guarantee it will even be in the book so there’s no need to point out mistakes in grammar or spelling. This is provided for enjoyment only! All rights belong to the author. Please do not copy or share in anyway…except to share this post via email or social media with friends of course! Thanks. 🙂

So, enjoy!

INTRODUCTION

I’m not a fairy believer or anything. But there was a time that I nearly saw an Elf.

I have always been deeply into fantasy literature. And I love Elves. Ever since I read Lord of the Rings at the age of 12 or 13. Or even before. I remember watching Rigoletto and being fascinated by the hints of an Elfland in the movie.

And I’m a writer. I’m always writing or drawing something, especially something fantastical.

That hot August afternoon I sat on my front porch with pen and paper in hand. I don’t remember if I was writing or drawing. But I was stuck. I remember that. And I fell to looking around the yard and staring, trance-like, at the vegetation across the road.

A cloud rolled across the sun. A gloomy sort of shadow lay across the world for a moment.

And I was staring deep into the canopy of green vines and leaves that draped over the creek-bank. It was a very Elfish place. I love those little glimpses. It gives me a shivery feeling of wonder. This is what I mean when I speak of ‘magic” being in something. An overwhelming glimpse of beauty and majesty that overwhelms you. It usually involves the woods. Or God.  It’s full of hope.

And Elves.

I fell into imagination somewhere along in there. What if, from deep within the shadows of the canopy…

What if an Elf–tall, blond, dressed in brown and green, with a longbow, shimmering with light–were to step from beneath it at just this moment? I was so deeply lost in imagination, that I could see him clearly. For a second I felt like I really had seen him.

Suddenly the green canopy gave a great twitch!

I jumped in my seat, heart going like a trip hammer.

And my little, brown dog leaped out of the green canopy, chasing a rabbit.

I let out a ragged breath of disappointment. Doggone it! (No pun intended).

For a second I’d really hoped I was going to see something!

That is the story of my life. Always so close to Elfland and never quite there.

I can’t help it. A part of me keeps hoping to someday discover its real. 🙂

2 thoughts on “A Glimpse of Elfland”

  1. I like this Leslie! Thanks for sharing!

    I love your way with words in this one Leslie and I totally feel for you! A beauty, or forgotten world, inexpressible that we know is out there at the tips of our fingers and if onlyI love your way with words in this one Leslie and I totally feel for you! A beauty, or forgotten world, inexpressible that we know is out there at the tips of our fingers and if only

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