What Do Fairies Dance Upon?
Art by Norman E. Masters
they were magic wishing stones colored all the beautiful colors four hours of seashore searching could find and their shapes fit the curves of every whispering finger's wish (stones... amidst the plastic & paper that money can try to smile a young girl's birthday) "These are magic wishing stones," he said. "They'll bring you whatever candy you wish for whenever I go to the store. So you see, they're real wishing stones." & sometimes dreams can come true & sugarplum fairies can dance upon the stones the pretty stones if a child believes & a magick-maker is near. "Mom -- do you know what Steve gave Angie for her birthday? A bunch of rocks." & for some there is no magick so they never make magick & they never see magick & they never live magick, & maybe they never really live tinkerbell flounders with wounded wings & another dream half-dies out of half-believing young eyes & the magick maker sadly sighs until a gleam again delightens him & he begins to weave another...