Monday, October 24, 2016

"Go Where...?"

Winging It.......

It Was a Long Time Ago, Dear Readers, Even if it Felt like no Time at all had passed since Perry asked that question of the Wizard! Perry had finally returned the Key of Time and the Wizard had said now he was free to go. "Go Where...?" was Perry's reply! The Wizard just stared at him. This was not what he had expected. "You must go back the way you came... " said the Wizard. "To your home.... to your Time." he added. "But Where is that?" repeated Perry. "I don't remember" he added.
The Wizard looked closer at Perry and noticed a slightly dazed or vacant look in his eyes... as though he were not really here at all. This was not a good sign, thought the Wizard. Clearly something was not right, but he had no idea what had gone wrong. This would require some thought. And meanwhile he should probably keep an eye on the boy. "Then stay" replied the Wizard.

And so Perry stayed. 
He followed the Wizard everywhere he went.

The Wizard spent a great deal of Time deep in his cave staring into the fire... 
as if it held the answers to the Questions he pondered.
As if he could unravel the very fabric of Time and trace the steps back....
to find the place... the missing pieces.... the Spell gone wrong.
However Long it took.....
And even his Dreams were filled with the restless questing...
As he pondered the nature of Time and awareness and Memory....
And Dreamed he was wondering... 
and Wondered if he Dreamed....
And if not He... then Who...? and Where....?
Something was not right... of that he was sure!

And what of the Little Dreamers, I hear you ask? 
They found themselves once again at Rose Thorne Cottage 
on the Distant Briar Moors, 
where they were content to run in the sunshine
 and play with their little dolls.

Until one beautiful Autumn day 
when the wind was brisk and the sky full of puffy white clouds, 
and over the horizon trotted a pair of beautiful wild ponies!

They were the most beautiful sight the Little Dreamers had ever seen!

"Oh, if only...." thought Beth....
"If only we could ride them......."

She reached out a hand towards the white one....

And to her surprise and delight, the pony came closer....
Beth quickly set her doll down on the ground 
so she could more easily greet the pony....

And Amy, who was not quite as eager to play with the ponies, 
plucked up her courage too....

She set Sweet-pea down next to Little Rose, 
and approached the ponies....

Beth had already climbed onto the white pony.....
And Amy was going to have to ride the ginger painted one.... 
or be left behind!

It was easier than she thought it would be to climb onto the pony's back....

And just like that, they were racing off across the Distant Briar Moors....

Leaving the little dolls completely alone!

"I can walk..... but you can't" said Little Rose to Sweet-pea.
"So we'll just have to wait for someone to come" she added hopefully.
It wasn't a terribly long wait, but it felt like forever.

After quite a while they spotted a Tiny Fairy on a snail....
He waved, but was much too small to carry them.
So they waved back as he went by.

It wasn't too much later that they spotted 
another small creature passing over the moors
This time it was an Obsidian Turtle.... 
and he also was too small to be of any help.

Very Late in the afternoon a Glittering Leaping Lizard appeared....
and the Little dolls almost accepted his offer of a ride....
But he seemed a bit too slippery... so they politely declined.

And just when they were starting to lose all hope 
and it was beginning to get dark... 
over the horizon there appeared a great furry beast!

At first they did not even notice the new arrival... 
but Sweet-Pea the Fairy Beary had spotted them and was very curious! 
She was out hunting for rare herbs and flowers 
and had strayed onto the Distant Briar Moors. 
She had not expected to find such perfect little creatures all alone in the weeds!

The Tiny Dolls were Petrified!
The huge creature came right up to them.....
they couldn't move or speak!

But then the creature spoke in a gentle voice 
"Hello, my name is Sweet-Pea" she said. "I'm a Fairy Beary ... 
I'm a vegetarian... and I would never harm little ones." 
And then she added "You look a little bit lost.... 
perhaps I can help you.?"
At this, Little Rose spoke up saying
 "I'm Little Rose, and my sister is named Sweet-pea too.
Perhaps you could carry us somewhere safe?"

Sweet-pea was happy to gather them up in her paws.
"I can bring you to the Cloud Palace" she said.
"Blue will know how to help you" she added.

And just like that they were flying up into the Clouds above!

But meanwhile, Dear Readers, as Time has been Flying by, 
the Dark Time of year has has caught up with us once again!
And soon it will be that Night when the Veils of Time are vulnerably Thin.....
When creatures that do not mean well mingle with those who would do no harm.
And All must be wary lest they be Tricked  and Betrayed!
Time to Prepare was running out!

But the Locals did not Dream of these struggles! 
And as with every year, they worked to prepare the Castle 
for the annual All Hallows Eve Party!

Louis was tuning up his fiddle....

Ken was setting out the silver.....
And the floor had been cleared for dancing!
And deep below the Castle in the Dark Caverns....
In a Time that was Now... but Not.....
Where the Wizard had been Wandering ... 
Lost Deep in his Dreams.... 
he suddenly woke with a start!

It was the Book! 
The Book of Ancient Spells 
was the part he was overlooking, he realized.
The Book was the part that must Go!
But..... Go Where....?
Well, Dear Readers, I hope you do not mind me leaving you here.... 
with more questions now than when we began!
But rest assured, there will be more to come...
And while we might not know Where we are Going....
Somehow we will Wing it Anyway!
Because Time Flies!
(And I do hope you will come to the Party!)


  1. Looking forward to hear more! Wonder where the dreamers have gone? Blessings, Pam in Norway

    1. Hi Pam! Thank you for commenting! We will find out soon where the Little Dreamers are! :)

  2. Looking forward to hear more! Wonder where the dreamers have gone? Blessings, Pam in Norway

  3. Merveilleux voyage!
    A bientôt Betsy pour la suite que j'attends avec impatience.

    1. Hi Jean-Claude! I hope you don't mind being patient.... I will hurry because Time is growing short! :)

  4. Hi Betsy! Wonderful story and (unfortunately for me) too less time to read it well, but although I'm too busy I did it quickly ;O. I wouldn't ignore one of your stories, hihihi ;D!! What a wonderful trip, but I also have the question: where the dreamers have gone...??
    Hugs, Ilona

    1. Hi Ilona! The good thing about the internet is that you can come by later and the story will still be here! I might even have it done by then! LOL! Thank you for commenting! :)

  5. Buen viaje, soñare que voy con los soñadores.
    Un abrazo

    1. Thank you Maite! I am glad you like it! I hope I will get it finished soon!

  6. I too wonder where have the dreamers gone and how come they deserted the sweet little dolls? I'll wait patiently for the answers.
    Hugs, Drora

    1. Hi Drora! I am glad you can wait..... I am hurrying! LOL! Thank you for commenting!

  7. Hello, Betsy - I love the beautiful episode of the Little Dreamers and the wild ponies. And what a timely rescue of the Tiny Dolls by Sweet-Pea the Fairy Beary! Your characters are so wonderfully varied. I've enjoyed this latest enounter.

    1. Hi Marjorie! The characters are the reason for the stories.... they show up and suddenly there are stories to tell! I have to be very careful about adding more characters.... there are already so many Tales in the process of being told! LOL! Stay tuned... there is always more to come! :)

  8. I was so caught up in the story that when it came to the end I wanted so much to know where did those dreamers go on the beautiful ponies. I sure hope the Wizard learns what he needs to know soon.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Hi Maria! I am so glad you are enjoying it so much! It means a lot to me! :) Thank you for commenting.... and be sure to come back soon.... more is on the way!

  9. Do we have to wait till next Halloween to know what happens next? Wow, what a great story. And how did you make such a realistic, smoky fire? Bravo!
    Love, Mom
    (Hope this publishes)

    1. Hi Mom! I could not leave the story here 'til next Halloween! More is coming shortly! After all... Halloween is still a few days away! :)
      And the fire is a wonderful gift from Birgit a couple of Christmases ago..... it is Awesome! :)

  10. Ah... all the emotions this post caused... first the excitement: "A new post from Betsy!!! Yippiiiieee!!!" Then the thankfulness: "Bless Halloween for making Betsy write these beautiful posts and making my day!"... next the fun, the joy, the happiness when reading this well-told and photographed story... the joy meeting with old friends again like the Wizard, Perry, the little Dreamers, the ponies... and then... best of all... the ROFLing!!! A great furry beast!!! *buaahaaahaaaaaaaaa* Thank you, this was a good one!!! *LOL* Now I'm keeping my fingers crossed that perhaps the dreamers might make it to the Cloud Palace this time... because there might be a connection between the ponies and Thunder to Sir Orion and the other bearies... and would offer the opportunity of a re-union with the little dollies... so good Sweet Pea came along. But whatever will happen... it will be great to read about it... and now I hope the Wizard will manage to turn everything right again. Well, not everything... at least enough to last until next Halloween. *teehee*

    Birgit (Who thinks she could answer a part of your Mom's question about the awesome fire you made - or am I mistaken about the origin of this... well, anyway, it looks great!)

    1. Dear Birgit, your comment made My day! :):) And I am sure there are not too many of us who have the special insight into just how "HUGE" the Fairy Bearys are! LOL! And yes, that is the wonderful "electrical-magical-fire" that you sent me! (You see how long it takes me sometimes to get the appropriate scene all set for using it!) Of course, "someday" the Wizard's Cave will be the project I am working on and then the "structures" will become more elaborate and permanent. But rest assured, this fire is a winner! I hope you will come back very soon for the next part of the story... and the next! Yikes, I have to hurry.... Time is running out!!! :):)