ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a dazzling and magical creature who was unlike any other creature in the world. She was unique and amazing. But she felt awkward and strange. In fact, she had forgotten that she had magic.
IT BECAME A HABIT TO TUNE OUT everything and everyone. She felt lonely, but she didn't know how to fit in. One day as she was bumbling along not paying attention to where she was going, she stumbled down a hill and into a place where she had never been before.
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SHE DIDN'T GET HURT, BUT IT WAS SO DARK, she could barely see her own hand in front of her face. Her heart started to speed up and her breath became rapid and shallow. She was scared because she was alone and she realized she was lost. How would she get back home? Were there dangers lurking in the darkness? Who would protect her? She didn't have the answers, but she knew she needed to get home.
UNBEKNOWNST TO HER at that fearful moment, she was about to embark on a magical journey. During her quest to return, she would run into enchanted beasts and vile creatures. But slowly, little by little, she would became aware that she had a secret power. It would give her courage, glow in this darkness, and guide her to new friends or whatever she needed. After outwitting monsters and winning treasure, it would safely return her back home.
HER FIRST GLIMPSE of this was a glowing ember. Where was it coming from? It was near. How near? It was actually coming from her. She discovered this when she held her hand over her heart and it reflected a faint, orange light. Her heart light would guide her home like a welcoming fire in the hearth.
YOU ARE THIS DAZZLING & MAGICAL CREATURE who is unlike any other creature in the world. When darkness surrounds you, it can be hard to remember that you have secret powers. Here is dark fairytale art that might be creepy and scary, but in the end, it reminds you that you've got magic.
(Hint: you'll be taken on an adventure into a Secret Society of Magical Creatures.)