This story continues a series of short fiction exploring some of the Faerie Shepherds and Shepherdesses within my fantasy world. Read below the story for further explanation and head over to the Tales of the Faerie Shepherds if you’d like to read more!


We dance; we light; 

We mean no fright. 

Alive, aware, 

Cretins beware. 

Good and kindness 

Drape o’er blindness, 

Save when evil lurks; 

And we set to work. 


We dance; we light; 

Our faces shine bright. 

Alive, aware, 

Cretins declare; 

“Good and kindness 

Throws off blindness; 

Our deeds uncovered. 

Up next, they’re smothered.” 


We dance; we light; 

Well into night. 

Alive, aware, 

Cretins ensnare. 

Good and kindness, 


Evil now covered; 

Never more uttered. 

Light Faeries Prevail” Copyright © 2020 by Joy E. Rancatore. All Rights Reserved.

What do you think about this world of mine that I’m building? If you enjoyed this story, please head over to my site to read the entire Tales of the Faerie Shepherds series.

This month’s story flowed from the inspiration of a delightful monthly online writing prompt, #BlogBattle. As you will read on their site, “Blog Battle is a monthly writing prompt meant to inspire writers and entertain readers.” To read several outstanding stories inspired by February’s prompt, “Vivacious,” head on over to the BlogBattlers site!

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