We just passed a major holiday. No. Not Hanukkah. No, Kwanza is after Christmas. Look, I’ll save you some time, I’m talking about the Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year, the official start of winter.
Normally the change of seasons causes all manner of problems. Some have to deal with colds, others with allergies but almost everyone has to deal with fairies. Now I know some of you may be wondering just what Tinkerbell has to do with seasonal problems.
Well, fairies are commonly misunderstood. In much the same way “humans” applies to many different races and types of human, “fairies” applies to a variety of fae. There are dozens of types of fairies out there, but I’m going to focus on one group of them, The Unseelie Court.
Also known as the Winter Court of Fairies, these fairies are considered by many to be the “evil fairies.” While that moniker really doesn’t apply to the whole of the Unseelie, they are a generally malevolent bunch who despise humans.
The fae are organized into four courts, each corresponding to and having power over the seasons. They were some of the first caretakers of the planet and the Unseelie see humanity as a blight on the world they care for. Winter is their punishment of sorts. A way to weed out nature’s garden of the human threat.
Humans have generally overcome the harshness of winter, but the Unseelie are still there, causing car accidents and making you slip on your driveway. They freeze the homeless to death and keep the snow from being too much to earn a snow day for kids.
So, what can you do to deal with pesky fairies? Here are just a few helpful tips for controlling these pests:
Stay safe and stay vigilant. You only have to deal with them until March 21st.
Falcon Storm was born in the frozen wastelands of Alaska. All that time spent in the dank, dark cold was quite enough, so he moved far, far away to the slightly-less-cold state of Michigan and now continues to seek out warmth by making others laugh. From role-playing games to spinning tall tales, he’s always been a storyteller. These days he writes about funny and fantastical worlds set just beneath the surface of our own and works from home assisting in the day-to-day operations of Novel Publicity and raising his and Emlyn’s sassafras daughter, Phoenix.
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