Originally Written: June, 2008
Inspiration Word: fairy dust (I think)
Inspired By: Becca Rowan
She stopped in the village square, intrigued by the array of market stalls, all offering things never seen for sale in her own home town.
“Inspiration, just five dollars!” one of the peddlers called, holding up a glass bottle adorned with vines and flowers.
She was tempted, but was fairly certain that it was just an empty jar, however beautiful.
Booths offering warm nuts brushed shoulders with other booths offering half measures of imagination and ambition.
At the booth where fairy dust was sold, she could not resist, and traded $20 for a heavy cut-velvet bag.
Deep inside, possibilities glittered.
Listen: Bathtub Mermaid: Fairy Dust