Thursday, September 10, 2015

Kimberly Gould Week 167: Turning Leaf

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Kimberly Gould’s Picture Choice: Both

Title: Turning Leaf

Verte felt her power waning. She was still able to roam the earth in her human disguise, but her fae qualities would be harder and harder to hide as the summer turned to autumn. This was the no-man’s land between the summer and winter realm. The leaves had just begun to turn and crops were being brought in from the fields.

The road was familiar but also strange. Straight lines were a thing of men. Her heart meandered like the brook, and following her instincts, she turned away from the human dwellings and into the world she belonged.

The water moved where it had before and would again, the result of beaver handiwork, not men’s fences and dams. The brown creatures froliced not far away, though their play had the underpinnings of industry, mending and gathering. Even they were turning to face the coming winter.

Verte let her facade go, her hair green and skin barklike. She would stay until her green was odd among the red and gold. Then she would sleep like the muskrats, squirrels and weasels, waiting for spring to come again.


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Kimberly Gould is the author of Cargon: Honour and Privilege, and it's sequel Duty and Sacrifice. She can be found most places as Kimmydonn, including


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