Lucinda of the Ashes

When Lucinda’s dream of studying magic is dashed, she finds another chance in a grand royal contest that she’s been forbidden to enter.

This story is from Year 8, The Year of Revisitation
I revisit one of the stories I’ve already written, and write a new standalone story connected to or inspired by the existing one through a character, a place, an object, a continuation of events (okay, sequel), and so on.

Music: “Mystical Town” by Chris Logsdon


This story joins the several others where I write my version of a classic fairy tale. Lucinda has a couple of stepsisters, and a godmother shows up to help her get into an event. Hmm…whatever could this be?

[Video Description: Trailer. Duration, 43 seconds. Music: “Mystical Town” by Chris L Sound (Chris Logsdon). Digital drawing. Two hands seen from above, as if they were the viewer’s hands. The left hand at bottom left is holding a glass container, like a beaker with a funnel top. The right hand at top right holds a glass rod. The index finger is held away from the rod. A drop of liquid hangs from the end of the glass rod, right above the opening of the beaker. A small figure with dragonfly wings hovers over the left hand. The beaker contains a vaporous liquid. A bright cloudy swirl begins at center behind the hands and darkens as it moves outward to the edges of the image. Title card with the words “Short Story” and “Genre: Fairy Tale” are displayed in front of the image. At bottom is the title. The title card and title fade. Lines from the story appear at center: “’Magic isn’t something you can teach yourself.’ ‘You’re right.  Every spell I try turns to ashes. It was not my intention to teach myself. I merely have no other choice.’ One of her first successful potions was a concoction she poured on a piece of glass. She had to wait for three full moons, but once the glass was ready, she could look through it and see the impish little fairies who were fluttering all around her shed.” The title reappears at bottom. A watermark of the site URL appears at bottom right throughout.]

Genre: Fairy Tale


Portal Button. Elongated rectangle with rings of colored light emanating from the center. Text appears over the rings, reading "Storyfeather Year 8" and below it in larger font, "Revisitation."

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