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The Fey: A Fantasy Bedtime Story

date. 2021

Short Story

Alex Kohl

Forest Trees


A little girl is cursed by a witch and given scales all over her body. She is hidden away because of this but, through the kind words of a woodland Fey she learns to accept herself and turn her curse into a gift. 


The fey smiled widely, pleased by her answer. “People are so often scared by the things they don’t understand. They call them monsters. But when they stop and really look at something for what it is, they equally often find it to be truly beautiful.” As the Fey finished saying this, the light of the moon spread to the little girl’s form and her scales shone brightly with every color imaginable. The little girl stared down at herself in awe of what had become of her.

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