Oddnever

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A studious, non-mischievous fairy fulfills her forbidden dream of traveling to the human realm…straight into a convenience store.

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.


Oddnever is a fairy whose nature is opposite from her fellow fairies in many ways. She’s too slow-moving to evade human sight. So she’s not allowed to visit the human world. But one day, curiosity overcomes caution, and she visits a convenience store after everyone leaves. The more she sees, the more she wants to keep seeing, but can she herself remain unseen? (Apparently not, based on the story image.)

This story is connected to the Year Three story entitled “Oddness and the Rose Pox,” in which three kids recovering from chicken pox at home are mistakenly infected with another pox, a fairy-borne pox. They meet a fairy named Oddness, who establishes that fairies are mischievous tricksters.


[Video description: No sound. Duration is 11 seconds. Digital drawing of the view down the aisle of a convenience store.  In the foreground with their backs turned to the viewer are two store employees.  Across from them at the end of the aisle is a figure sticking a hero landing–one knee down, the other bent forward, one hand on the ground, and the other thrown back. The figure is wearing glasses and a hoodie.  Two glowing pink wings sprout from their back. The words “Short Story” are displayed in front of the image. Below it are the words “Fairy Tale” indicating the main genre of the story. As the video progresses, the words fade away as the wings begin to sparkle. The story’s title, “Oddnever,” zooms outward into view at the top of the screen, then recedes back again. The website name “storyfeather.com” fades into view.]


Genre: Fairy Tale, Fantasy
Tags: convenience store, Dominique, express mart, fairy, mirror, Oddnever, Ray, sprite, wings

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