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  • Grace Woods
    March 15, 2022 at 12:31 pm

    This is just awesome!! And the deeply Catholic roots that run through it! I teared up when I realized that at the heart of the gods, fairies, and ritual dances was a relationship sparked by a personal encounter with the divine. And that the secret of saving the tree was to move beyond rituals and offer up something of themselves, embracing their gifts and talents. It reminds me of that quote from St. Irenaeus: “The glory of God is man fully alive.” Thank you for sharing this with us!

    • Clement Wee
      March 15, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      Amen! I am touched by your reply!

  • Sophia Klein
    March 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm

    What a great story! I love the plot and the whole idea, including what Grace said above. Personally, I didn’t quite realize the side that Grace mentioned. I think it may help if you have the main fairy tell the head fairy something to that effect in a slightly clearer way than the story has. (But don’t be too obvious:).
    There were a few times I had to stop and reread a few lines to get the meaning, so maybe have a few people read it and circle any parts they find confusing.
    Also, personally, the head fairy seemed sometimes to be very strict and uncompassionate and then the next minute, smiling or opening her heart to the other fairy about her favorite dances. It just seemed like she switched very easily. I really liked how the perfectness of her office immediately gave a sense of her personality and the general feeling of all the ritualists: perfect, disciplined, strict, etc. Again, awesome story! I really loved it!

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