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October 2009

October 2009 -- Faery Court



  • Part Time Painter:
    Time Boxing
  • Behind the Art:
    Faery in Ink
  • Artist Spotlight:
    Interview with Katerina Koukiotis
  • Wombat Droppings:
    How To Become a Children's Book Author
  • EMG News:
    Birthday News!


  • Collaborative Projects


  • Poem: Top Story! The Myth of Royalty and Beauty revealed as Fairy Queen Snubs Innocent Elf -- Details below!
  • Poem: On the Run


  • Tomb of the King: Scepter, Part 3

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  • Top Story! The Myth of Royalty and Beauty revealed as Fairy Queen Snubs Innocent Elf -- Details below!
    by Michelle M. Mead

    Into the Fairy Court, he uninvited came,
    an elf with big gumption, and a silly little name,
    Feeble McFitzy was in love with Fairy Queen,
    of all the bad choices (wink-wink -- if you know what I mean)

    Bejewelled and fine smelling (Chanel), wearing flowers as rings,
    a full gown (Lacroix, naturally) bedecked with all variety of things;
    silky spider webs, a string of acorns, reddened autumn leaves,
    and enough rubies and black diamonds to entice garden thieves

    Fitzy was dazzled by such a beautiful array
    of colors and sparkles that glimmer that way,
    he noticed not how the Queen turned up her nose
    at the sight of his elephantine ears, his long monkey toes

    "You smell like the back of a horse’s rear end,"
    said the Queen holding her nose in a twisty knot bend,
    "Please remove your pointy ears from out of my face,
    your presence near mine is such an awful disgrace."

    "As you wish," said the elf, rose-colored glasses now gone,
    he trampled royal roses, and the freshly-cut lawn,
    he took a long look back, feeling forlorn and quite sick,
    but with a last wave of his hand, he turned away quick

    In front of him stood the girl, who followed him there,
    it was elf Dottie Lou Briggs, whose round face wasn’t fair,
    and the rumors were true– she really did love her pigs,
    and she ate like one too-(from baked beans to sweet figs)

    With his glasses now off, he could see what did matter,
    not some primped up Fairy Queen that he needed to flatter,
    but a warm, caring elf girl who would stand by his side,
    and maybe one day become, a most perfect elf bride.

    Michelle M. Mead is a writer from the Hudson Valley in New York. She Co-Edits a local children’s magazine called WHIMSY for which she writes poetry, book reviews and author/illustrator interviews. She has been published in various ezines (most recently, THE CLOCKWISE CAT, Issue 8), as well as in the print publication SONGS OF INNOCENCE (AND EXPERIENCE) and her chapbook MOONGIRLS AND NIGHTDREAMS.

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