It is my pleasure to have Daisy Banks on my blog today as part of her Valentine Wishes release tour. I’ve always thought Valentine’s Day was not only a romantic holiday but a magical one as well and Daisy seems to agree. I’ve already pre-ordered my copy of Valentines Wishes. I can’t wait to read it.
Thanks so much for hosting me Haley, its lovely to be here. All my blog posts in the Valentine Wishes blog tour have been about fairies, fairy lore and legend. Today I want to talk about fairy magic.
I guess everyone knows to get a fairy to grant your wish you have to say, ‘I wish’. This request should be said in a firm voice rather than with a wishful sigh. If you are lucky and there is a friendly fairy hanging around even if you can’t see them, you may well get your wish. One thing to remember, and this is very important, is the old saying, be careful what you wish for, as you just might get it.
Not everything we might wish for is either good or right for us as individuals, but fairies don’t think about that, you are supposed to do the thinking before you say the ‘I wish’ words. The old story of the Three Wishes; where the old man ends up with a roll of black pudding hanging off his nose, or in some versions his wife’s nose, is an excellent example.
You might ask what kind of wishes are fairies famous for granting. All kinds I think. Fairy Godmothers grant wishes in some tales, Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty both benefit from fairy wishes, after a fashion. Other forms of fairy magic include accepting mortals into the fairy world, musicians, poets and dreamers have all appeared in legends where they disappear from the mortal world and join the fae to entertain and learn great skills.
Other fairy magic includes fairy or fairy descendents in the mortal world who can disappear at will. These fairy descendents are always individuals with great charm and beauty, male or female; they bewitch those who meet them.
Some fairy stories include the granting of the wish for great wealth, but often this doesn’t bring the wisher the joy they imagine gold and jewels should offer.
I think the world of the fae can offer some very important lessons to us all to think about what wishes we would truly like fulfilled. In my story Valentine Wishes, the mortals are not too good at asking for wishes and they get a bit of unexpected help from the accident-prone fairy, Poppy.
Here is a snippet about the granting of wishes from Valentine Wishes, which will be published by Liquid Silver Books on Monday 10th of February.
Poppy sat in thought. I don’t want to lose my mortals but I do want to see them happy. I know I can help them find the mates they want.
Better slow down a bit here. She bit her lip. I’ve not actually ever made a real big wish happen before, not ever. Somehow, I don’t think a big wish will be so easy as a stay- clean wish to the windows, or a stay-dust-free wish to the shelves. Maybe I ought to think about it a good bit before the party and see if I can remember what they said about big wishes at the court. But, hey, everyone has to have a first!
She crept out into the kitchen with tingles of anticipation making her wings itch. The room smelled fresh and clean. Tonight she had no fear she’d slip on a grease spot as she hovered up and landed on the window ledge. Before she made her way out of the window, she sent a little tiny wish to the surface of the stove to keep it spotless. I’ve done all I can tonight, tomorrow will be the big test. She ducked under the window net and flew out into the fresh air.
While she hovered, enjoying the starlit garden, she tried to remember everything she could about big wishes. The power has to swell through me and I must wait until it’s at its strongest before I send the wish to where it’s needed. Can I do it? Not once, but three times tomorrow night? Can I grant a real big wish for each of them and still have the strength to breathe?
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Links to Daisy Banks on the web.