Wednesday's Three Word Wednesday

The words over at Three Word Wednesday are delicate, jaded and night. Here’s a bit of verse in Six Sentences, another great place to read, write – and grow. What can you say in Six Sentences?

Night Creatures Union 763

Of course they gathered at night, the fairies, pixies, the imps, your assorted goblins, trolls and Korrigans, beneath an arena of wild nightshade that grabbed at trees with sticky vines.
Ever since they voted to unionize, these meetings had grown fractured, tedious.
There were the diminutive and delicate fairies, who always pushed for more entitlements to the children who ventured into the forest; more, more more, always granting, never taking – opposite of the trolls and goblins, who voted in a block, and as always wished simply to eat the young interlopers.
Just getting the pixies to sit – quietly – stretched Roberts Rules of Order to breaking; at their worst, they’d shower the imps with sparkling dust in a kaleidoscope of colors and then cackle in tiny voices that sounded like the constant crinkle of crushed Christmas paper.
Then there were the Korrigans, who sat in the back on a rotted stump, jaded, and mumbled all-encompassing insults in-between spitting sunflower hulls into their stunted hands, their wrinkled palms.
Control, console and cajole the Korrigans, the fairies knew, and their agenda would win.

14 comments:

TC said...

Roberts Rules of Order - ROFL. My Ag teacher/FFA advisor was obsessed with that. Thanks for the momentary trip down memory lane :)

Richard said...

OK, you've got me. What happens next...?

tumblewords said...

Clever and clever - a fine mix of magic and a reality that dooms...

Quin Browne said...

ahahahaha! this was simply a hoot.

Linda Jacobs said...

Fun! Lots of cool words in this!

angel said...

Very good. I could see them all clearly.

I love the sentence about sound and Christmas paper.

Judy said...

Thank you for visiting and for your comments. I enjoyed your magical piece; beautifully written.

RachelRenae said...

Very funny piece!

Sweet Repose said...

Just popped over from Greyscale Territory and your tale drew me in. I too loved the xmas wrap sounds, also spitting sunflower seeds into their stunted hands, really gave me a visual of these little characters...good story.

Pri said...

i loved the imagery this piece brings along with it :)

keep writing!

gautami tripathy said...

You kept me rivetted!

one more believer said...

thomg...beneath an arena of wild nightshade that grabbed at trees with sticky vines...tugged at my imagination... gotta thing for trees... rules of order amongst the chaos... great stuff.. pixie dust..cackling tiny voices... sounds like a great meeting of minds... did i say thank you for taking over the wheel for bones!!??

mgirl said...

I love the images you display with your words, "a kaleidoscope of colors and then cackle in tiny voices that sounded like the constant crinkle of crushed Christmas paper" such a mouthful, WOW! (Thanks for visiting over my way and commenting).

susan said...

I'm not big on fantasy and here you go and write a story that makes me forget I don't like fantasy. lol Well done, Thom.