Here is another look at Rebecca’s world and how she sees it. In this book, I am going down a completely different route to Rebecca & the Spiral Staircase, and Rebecca – A Way Back. This story will take a lighthearted look at her world.
Boring copyright stuff at the bottom…
I was around 8-years-old and at the time, was living with my parents in Cheshire. We had a delightful two-acre garden and at the bottom was a small wood that was home to the whispering pond.
Being so young, I believed our small wood was a vast unexplored forest and spent many days discovering its beauty. It was on one of these days when I first noticed something moving at the back of an old ramshackle shed. The shed sat on small stilts next to the whispering pond, and at the front was a rickety wooden bench. I was sitting on this bench when I heard rustling behind me. I turned around, but there was nothing there. I then became preoccupied watching the fish splashing as I sat there eating my packed lunch. I had made it myself before I left home on another of my adventures. In those days, I saw every trip down to the wood as an exciting exploration.
A Wood Elf’s Home
After lunch, I started doodling flowers and butterflies. At the time, I didn’t realise the butterflies were a look-out for the fairies and elves. So, there I was sketching, when my I dropped my eraser. I bent down to pick it up and noticed something moving under the shed. Realising it wasn’t a mouse or water vole I held my breath and looked a little closer. Seemingly oblivious to me were a couple of elf like critters leap-frogging the mushrooms that grew in abundance in the shade of the shed.
I sat there for an age watching them, delighting in their gentle child-like laughter. One of them seemed to notice me and came a little closer. He sat there, watching me for a moment or two, then went back to playing with his friends.
Although, in the past I had an idea such beings existed, this was the first time I’d seen them up close. That day changed the way I looked upon the world, and all the wonderment it has to offer. Even though I am in my twenties now, I still see all that is around me through the same eyes.
I firmly believe any of us are capable of seeing such amazing things. If, for just one moment during childhood you were aware of this wonderment, then I say you have it within you to see them today. Dismiss rational thinking, clear your mind, and go look, wanting to see.
The Pixie Forest Keeper’s Home
The Butterfly Lookout Fairy
The Castle of the Sky Fairy Queen
The home of the Mountain Fairy
And Finally, the home of the Grand Fairy Queen