Lady Silver of the Spring – p.20

May 15, 2012 at 5:43 pm 3 comments

The goblin bowed his head. “So be it.” Slowly he turned around to face the girl, and as he did, he began to change. His skin smoothed and became golden brown, his eyes deepened to a warm amber, and from out of the thin air he was dressed in golden robes that surrounded his body, now that of a man’s and not a monster’s. “From this day forward then, Lady Silver, you shall rule at my side.” He waved his hand and the purple cloak around the girl’s shoulders transformed into a shimmering gown.

He walked over to her and took her hand, knelt, and kissed it. “You have done what I now know this other mortal never could,” he said.

The girl shook her head. “I only wanted to return that terrible ring to its rightful owner.”

“You have done much more than that.” He stood then and turned to Melinda and the prince. “Go now, and let your kinsmen know that my palace has finally risen from a long, cursed sleep. All will be invited to a feast here in my Lady’s honor, on the next New Moon.”

It is said that the feast held for Lady Silver went on for weeks, but when the last guest left the castle, it rose and disappeared into the sky. All that remained was a small spring, where the water flows clear and cool to this very day.

THE END

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Lady Silver of the Spring – p.19 Plot Twisterrific

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Craig T. Adams  |  May 15, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    Leaning back onto my whole seat again, slumped and weeping quietly to myself. This was wonderful. ❤

    Reply
    • 2. Lady Red  |  May 15, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      I can do nothing but agree. This is probably the best short story I have ever read.

      Reply
  • 3. ljclayton  |  May 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Whenever I see a spring I’ll be looking for the castle. Delightful.

    Reply

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