Thursday Threads is an exercise we do in the TWC Facebook group. We write a story together a few sentences at a time, each contributing our unique writing style to the plot. Below is a fairy tale we began writing on July 7th. Read along as we continue writing this mystical story together!
A long time ago in the Nameless City they say there lived two sisters. Beautiful in countenance and kind of heart, they were revered. The two sisters were humble and they cared for the needy and homeless in their city and never took credit for doing so.
The origin of their existence had long since been spun into a daring fable. Some said they were long-lost princesses. Others claimed they had arrived from a far off kingdom over a hundred years prior. Some even thought they might actually be unicorns in human form. Others simply claimed they were good neighbors, who kept to themselves and always spared a cup of sugar.
Where they came from piqued the interests of those who knew them, but where they were going was equally exciting. And on a sunny, spring day when pink blossoms were just beginning to bud on the trees, they were going somewhere very special. Some may even say they were adventuring to an enchanted place.
The place they were going was far off. The people they often cared for prepared and offered them gifts and food for their travel. As a huge group of people walked with them on the road out of the Nameless City; they gave thanks and prayed for the Sisters’ safe travels. As they left the city they turned back one more time, waved good bye and one sister blew a kiss.
“Do you think they’ll remember us?” Nadine whispered to her younger sister of 42 minutes.
“I left a kiss.” Merridith replied confidently. For her kisses were unique and not easily forgotten.
They traveled for thirteen days, resting beneath the shade of willow trees and sleeping in rocky hollows. Before dawn on the 14th day, Nadine’s slumber was disturbed by a rustling deep within the bushes. Meredith was still lost in the land of dreams, so she set out to investigate the noise on her own.
To be continued…