Fairy Tale Flash for Spring - Beloved

All the assembled Elementals held their breath and waited...

Air waited impatiently, stamping her feet on the ground.

Fire wondered aloud why they were always kept waiting.

Earth said it had always been this way.

Winter moved off on the horizon and disappeared.

All was still.

A curtain of mist fell across the landscape, and the assembled Elementals all held their breath.

Then, the curtain parted, and she stepped from the Beyond in a delicate shimmering cloak that glittered with all the power of starlight and dreaming. Droplets of water most pure intertwined to form the sheer silver fabric that took four maidens to hold up

It was time for the flowers and the land to be awakened, and only her touch could do it.

All bowed before her when she walked by, and she nodded in their direction.

Where she passed, gentle rain called the flowers forth.

Air, Fire, and Earth all sighed. They knew they were in the presence of pure endless beauty, and their beloved one had returned.

The wait had been worth it, and the world bloomed into its Ethereal Spring.
Amanda Bergloff writes modern fairy tales, folktales, and speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in various anthologies, including Frozen Fairy Tales, After the Happily Ever After, and Uncommon Pet Tales.
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HAPPY SPRING to all! Thanks for reading my story, and please leave a comment below. I'd love to hear from you! -Amanda
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  1. Wow, I love this! So beautiful. Can't wait for Spring to actually get here!

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    1. Thanks, Angelika! It's pretty spring-like here today, which I'm loving.

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  2. Short and sweet story. Enjoyed your application of human characteristics to the Elementals, it gave the story a mystical feel I remember feeling as I read fairy tales as a young boy. Wonderful story, Amanda.

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    1. Thanks for reading it, Guy. This was one I really enjoyed writing. Happy you liked it!

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  3. Rain at last - beautifully told.

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