Children’s minds are simply delightful! The other day my granddaughter told me she was sure there were magic shadows in her room! Wanting her to pursue the thought a little further, I asked what she thought they were doing there. She didn’t know. I’ll admit, I was a little disappointed! I mean, if she is creative enough to come up with “magic shadows”, isn’t she capable of elaboration? I wrote this little story to help set her mind in motion and spark her imagination. Who knows what she might think of the next time those magic shadows appear in her room!
Somewhere between the light of day and the edge of night lies the peaceful kingdom of sleep. It is a world where twilight fairies and magic shadows live and play together. They ride into your room on fluffy white clouds and peek inside your dreams. They let you drift beside them to the places they love best. Places like Hope and Happiness, because that’s where you want to go when you dream.
Sometimes the magic shadows play tricks on you and you think you’re somewhere you’re not: a rolling green meadow where tall prairie grass tickles your nose as it sways in the gentle breeze; on a carousel of beautiful flowers whose soft, fragrant petals open and close to enfold you as it goes round and round; or overlooking a clear mountain lake that looks like shiny blue glass.
The twilight fairies, meanwhile, revel in their hike to the top of a rainbow. They stop for a brief rest before sliding down the other side, giggling all the way. If you’re lucky they’ll take you with them as they soar like eagles in the sky. Then, just for fun, they will drop you into the waiting arms of friendly trees who will catch you and bend down to the ground to set you on your feet again.
Soon enough the magic shadows and twilight fairies retreat into darkness and ever so slowly your room once more fills with the light of day!
Some day in the future I hope your granddaughter reads these words again.The images you created are the stuff that children’s books are made of. Maybe that’s a hint.
I hope she does, too! Thanks for the kind words! PS – Interested publishers are hard to find!