Wraith sprite quills can break if put under stress. They usually grow back eventually, but in the meantime it may affect some of their abilities, especially if more than one quill breaks. There aren’t too many nerves out near the tips, so it isn’t necessarily a painful injury to bear, but they can feel the gaps and greater difficulty with mental signals. For a people quite used to sharing surface thoughts with their community, it can get frustrating very fast.
In the Fairy Tales universe with all the sprites, originally I was going to include a lot more fantasy creatures hiding in plain sight. I was even going to have little dragons (maxing out at about two feet long). As I wrote more and built up the lore for the sprites, I decided to focus on just them. Sprites, in their variety, are responsible for a lot of different fairy myths.
If Bowman realized this, he’d be quite miffed.
Though I have many varieties of sprites that I like to play with in my Fairy Tales sandbox, the wood sprites are my first love. Images of forests with their lush greenery and natural curves and lines always bring the wood sprites to mind. Where would they set up their homes? What would they cultivate the most in their free time? What games would they play? The green and gold of a forest in its peak is the essence of a wood sprite.
Images sourced from Pexels.
Progress for Fairy Tales: Teven of Nowhere
Today’s Word Count: 3700 words
Total Word Count: 50,000 words!!!!!!
“‘You’re right about that. The stupid giant may seem like a brute but he’s actually very careful,’ I agreed.
Rischa giggled and smacked my arm with the back of her hand. ‘Bowman, be nice, Jacob is your best friend!’
‘I am being nice,’ I told her, grinning wide.”
Alright! So this is another year of NaNoWriMo completed, and another challenge met! I was super excited when the characters started taking the wheel tonight, because this means for Thanksgiving I don’t need to mope about not getting any word count done. XD It was a real bummer last year.
I will not be updating the tumblr anymore with progress on Teven, though rest assured I will continue to write it! I can’t stop now! It’s probably going to be about twice the NaNo goal when it’s all done, realistically. ^^; But! I’m glad to have done it, and thanks to anyone who followed this silly adventure of mine and supported me along the way! You’re the best!
Also, have a happy Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it!