Three Wishes & Fairy Doors – The story behind the story
During a day-trip with my family I ran across a quaint little shop in the North Georgia Mountains where the shop owner offered Fairy Doors for sale – tiny doors, eight to ten inches high. Along with the Fairy Doors came every imaginable fairy charm offering for your garden, yard, and home – miniature benches, chairs, garden tools, houses, you name it, they were there.
The idea the shop owner pedaled was, if you place Fairy Doors out on your property fairies will come through the magic portals to visit. If the fairies find pleasure in your offerings, they’ll hang out and protect your property. How cool is that?
Initially, I found myself entranced. Then the Muse in me reared his head and snapped: “Hey! What if you invite those guys in and they have mischief planned?”
*Heavy sigh* This is often how the writer’s mind works – think worst-case scenario.
I left the fairy charms at the store and refuted the idea of possible mischief.
Magically, sometime the next week a story idea popped: What if a girl, as a last resort to dealing with overwhelming negative odds, put out a Fairy Door, and a Fairy Charms, and her One True Love found his way back to her because she had the faith to ask the Universe for him, and his help?
Set in Savannah, Georgia, my fantasy romance short story,
THREE WISHES, evolved from there.
Come meet Michael and Abby in a fairy tale where love reigns supreme, heroes learn lessons, and wishes finally do come true.
Hmmm…maybe I’ll go back to the store and pick up those Fairy Charms?
Abigail O’Malley wants to find true love…which is about as easy as catching a leprechaun.