Aug 24, 2013

100 Heads in 100 Days #89 - Mr. Numble

100 Heads in 100 Days #89
Mr. Numble. Leprechaun relation?
There is a beautiful forest that few faeriefolk know of, have heard of, have walked in, or have laid eyes on. It is the Hidden Wood; magically charged to appear as nothing but a dull field to any faerie that looks in its direction. In it, the animals of the woods hold sway. Foxes dash through the conifer lines at night, the badger sleeps soundly under the willow during the day. The squirrels don't care what time of day it is, they seem to be always scurrying here and there, up a tree, down a tree, around a tree, into a tree...
There is one particular Faerie, though, that knows these woods more than even the squirrrels and the birds, more than anything or anyfaerie. His name is Mr. Numble, the Fungi Farmer...

Mr. Numble (probably not the name for him I'll go with) features in a story that Willow tells Berry on their way to Guildford. In the story, Mr. Numble has to teach a new faerie in the woods, one Pamshee Cobblebok, a very important lesson. I like to have morals in my stories. I don't like to preach them, but I don't like to conceal them either. The way I look at it, readers know what you're doing, I think it's better to acknowledge that and present the moral well, in a fun manner that doesn't hide what it is, but makes it interesting to read.

Me Fact #89
Things that scare me: The Lollipop Guild, people that blink too much, people that are short and blink too much, Dog Boy, Michael Jackson, Michael Jackson fans, Irish drivers, religious zealots, the sound of a chainsaw, guns, clowns, horses, balloons, the taste of pineapple.

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