The Ash-Maid’s Wizard Mother

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From the long years of my life
From the many studied charms
Now at my death I have the answer
To the tricks that she performed

How she transformed the mice to men
How she an invitation penned
How she a carriage from a pumpkin drew
How she the ash-maidโ€™s clothes renewed
How she created crystal slippers
To adorn the ash-maid in all that glitters

Not with magic from this land
For in this realm all is bland
But from a sixth dimension stolen
Words that roll into a poem
Spoken as otherworldly tells
The fairy godmotherโ€™s magic spells


Wordcount 100

Written for Jedigirl Flash Fiction Challenge #5 Magic

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About crimsonprose

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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22 Responses to The Ash-Maid’s Wizard Mother

  1. Michael says:

    Repetition grabs your attention, well done Crispina.

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  2. Nice! Such a nice poem about magic.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Awesome! Nice idea about where the Fairy Godmother gets her magic from.

    Liked by 1 person

    • crimsonprose says:

      Inspired, you might say, by an ancient Greek text. By the time I’d decyphered it (Greek of any age isn’t my language) I realised what it was saying was, to work magic you needed a spirit on the other side (read that as you will, though it didn’t seem to mean that kind of spirit nor death) and words that kinda acted like a dialling code which would fetch their attention. So, you dial up your friendly otherworld helper. Sorry, complex explanation. But then, so was the text. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Nice one Crispina! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  6. Aaliya says:

    love this poem

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Violet Lentz says:

    Oh this is delicious! So glad I didn’t miss it!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Jen Goldie says:

    O.K. But it’s still a very imaginative take on a familiar Fairy Tale ๐Ÿ™‚ Nicely done! Brought a smile to me face. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Dale says:

    Wonderful and great rhythm!

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