I vaguely recalled a particular story that she had told me once. Something about how the little people in the hills would steal a newborn born child from its mother and replace it with an old wrinkled gremlin-esque creature. They’d get the fairies to cast a spell upon, so it resembled the original child; but this creature wasn’t a child. It was old and grim.
As I am currently experiencing a ‘creative block’ I thought I would try to inspire myself by going through my older pieces of writing. The following was one of my first University submissions, written in 2013. The assignment was to write an alternative ‘myth’ so below is my take on the story of creation.
Fanatic’s blamed humanity, claiming these tragedies were brought on by greed, wrath and pride. The logical blamed society, stating that centuries of abuse to our cultures and our planet had caused such unrest. The leaders blamed each other using accusations as a way to deflect from their own neglect.