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The Tale of Tok and Lok: a fairy tale with a twist
Posted by wordsmith, Mar 8, 2009. 974 views. ID = 2437

The Tale of Tok and Lok

Posted by wordsmith, Mar 8, 2009. 974 views. ID = 2437
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This is a different kind of fairy tale with a bit of a twist at the end. I guess the moral of the story is what goes around comes around... sort of.
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This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Fairies, sprites, and wee folk.

Tok and Lok were fairy sprites, they lived among the wood
And often they’d do naughty things, just to prove they could.
In the summer time they would snag twigs in people’s hair,
In winter shake trees thick with snow as they passed ‘neath unaware.
But their favorite trick of all to play was stirring up the bees,
Then laughing as they chased poor folks all throughout the trees.
On day they were behaving in a manner much like this
When down below the grasses stirred then came an evil “Hiss”
“Methinks” said Tok to his friend Lok, “there is a snake down there,
What say we tie him up in knots?” Lok bravely took the dare.
So down they flew to tease the snake and flit between the branches;
The snake had trouble catching them, though he had many chances.
Till at last they had him up in knots and sat just out of reach,
Dancing and a laughing and giving the most gloating speech.
Yet all the while they teased this snake they let one fact escape them;
Though the snake was up in knots, the cat was not, and ate them.


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This post has been awarded 15 stars by 4 readers.
This post is Part 1 of a writing series titled Fairies, sprites, and wee folk. The next part of this series can be found here: The Tale of Brownie Sprite.




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