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Grace disliked Tinkerbell. She disliked her because she had wings and she could fly whereas Grace stayed on the ground, catching fireflies. The fireflies, in turn, made it easy because they knew she would let them go. She would stare at their radiant light in awe and try to understand how something so little could shine so very bright.

She tried to pretend the bread she had in the mornings was ice cream flavoured, and even imagined her little brother had never been taken from them but had been enthralled and forever lost in Neverland. When she tried to explain this to her mother, her mother would look away quietly, and sometimes, rise with a quiet shudder...and leave the room.

For a little girl who had the hope of the world resting quite easily on her head as a crown, she knew. She knew that one day, he would come for her and maybe, maybe they could be together again like they were in her dreams.

As she grew older, she slept on a bed of green, with a desk of wood and a massive window that made her love rooftops and the sky. She didn’t want to meet Peter Pan. She wanted to be him, and lead a group of boys who were more lost that she could ever be. So lost that they were found.

Grace's mind was made up when she saw the missing boy posters all over milk cartons. She knew what she would be when she grew up. She would be Peter Pan.

(The irony of this never quite occurred to her until her twenty second birthday, when the boy she loved and knew to be less than perfect, became perfect by losing himself to her forever.)
I can't resist these because my novel is a bit of a fractured fairytale. I wanted you to take a glimpse of the characters I am building for it (They have been around a while and I have written about them before...these same stories). Meet Grace. She wants to be Peter Pan for all the right reasons. :heart:

First Alyssa, then Grace. Two more lovely people to go. :)

PS. I am finally finding my way into the world of traditional publishing. Just got off the phone with someone who enjoyed the manuscript of my book and is interested in publishing it!…
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PhoenixEverAfter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Its so awsome your writting a book.i had no idea, but i want to read it!
FanaticalPublishing Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Lovely work, thank you for submitting this; I'll be sure to feature it in the next issue. As a contributor, you are entitled to a free subscription. If you haven't yet. you can claim it by writing to me at
Rojozorra Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful, I like Grace.
Blissful-Day-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Writer
And will she swim with mermaids and dance with the Indians?
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She definitely will. ;)
ArtesianFount Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful! Everything I could have wanted for a story like this. Can't wait to see what happens with it in the full version! (I hope she's a pirate ;D )
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you from the bottom of my heart dearest! :)
Ahalteke Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: oh my gosh this is so god damn perfect. -cry- 
UntamedUnwanted Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much, my dearest!
MistressofQuills Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Writer
Oh wow I love this so much!:heart: So many contradictions and paradoxes in her thinking, but it makes sense anyway - brilliant! I wish you all the luck in the world with your publishing endeavors!
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