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August 2019



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Drabble: Mara

Title: Mara

Author: badly_knitted

Characters: None really

Rating: G

Written For: Challenge 281 – Lepidoptera at tw100

Spoilers: Small Worlds.

Summary: Looks can be deceiving.

Disclaimer: I don’t own Torchwood, or the characters.

They look so charming, delicate and innocent; pretty little fairy folk with butterfly wings, flitting about in the moonlit woods, playful, laughter like tinkling bells.

But it’s a lie, part illusion and part deception, a disguise for something dark, ancient and primal. Not entirely evil, just other; creatures from the oldest tales and nightmares, warped and wizened, their nature and motives beyond human comprehension.

Most of all, they’re dangerous. They take what they want, they can neither be reasoned with nor appealed to, and they must never be crossed. All of time is their playground, there is nowhere to hide.

The End


ooooooo creepy.
Thank you!

The Faeries are intriguing creatures, it was interesting to try explaining them.
Very nice. And dark.
Great use of the prompt.
Love the descriptions, it paints a very creepy picture.
Thank you.

I wanted to explore the Faeries a bit. They're very sinister, but they're also a very natural and integral part of our planet - at least they are in the Torchwood universe. We fear what we don't understand, and the Faeries defy understanding anyway, they're the stuff of nightmares.
Excellent use of the prompt! You're really on a roll this week. :)
Thank you!

I wanted to write somrthing canon-based and this was what came to mind. I was scribbling it on a bit of paper at nearly 1am because I wanted to get it down before I forgot. Had to do a lot of editing - it was too short - but I like the result!

Got most of a sequel to Adhesive Butterfly written, not happy with the last line though, it belongs in the next one. More re-editing tomorrow to see if I can fix it, lol!
I'm sure you can do it! :) Though if you're really stuck I'd be happy to take a look if you like.

Did I mention the title "Adhesive Butterfly" cracks me up every time I see it? There's just something that tickles me about it. Probably the mental image it conjures up, as well as how well it goes with "Elusive Butterfly". :)
I'm glad you liked the title, it's kinda set the theme for the series. Next one up is 'Impulsive Butterfly' (I need more words ending with 'ive'). I actually got it sorted a few minutes ago and moved the last line I had before to the next in the series where it really belongs. With luck I'll get this one up before the next prompt is posted =)
This was an intence episodes and our drabble captured it well.
Thank you!

The faeries really are creepy, glad I captured it!
Very atmospheric!!
Thanks! The idea hit me in the early hours of the morning when everything was quiet and dark - definitely the best time to write something like this!