Once, a fairy graced our world and with her captivating, gentle eyes, she mystified and
enchanted men. The innocence radiating from her kind heart believed in the goodness
of men. She chose to reveal the magic that filled her soul. Men cowered at this
unknown, and with fear, their true nature was also revealed.
'Demon!' they shrieked... and it was her light that they stole.
Crimson fell upon the undeserving earth and from that pure essence blossomed a tree.
Life still does prosper to this day in the blessed tree that remembers what those forget.
by Dionne Stathers-Perez (15)
St Paul's Catholic High School, Manchester
Competition - Grim Tales
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