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Description from Kitty Chicky Cat: She is pale as the moon so bright and with lips soft as cherry petals and red as their fruit’s fresh blood, hair black as night above and a heart full of fallen love. This creature, vision of beauty in form and feature, who stands in wait at the garden’s gate, will beckon you in out of the cold with hospitality from an age of old. The perfect hostess; gentle as a dove, with the willow’s grace, welcoming as a warm embrace. Yet she is mournful as the wind that ever caresses her dwelling place and cold as the stars that light the eyes of her pretty face. When you enter her origami garden be careful what you take from that place for it may be the last mistake you ever make. Browse among the lifeless flowers, enjoy the folded beauty for many hours, but do not seek safe harbor among those ancient arbors or pluck a pretty lotus for your love. For generous though she is she will not stand to see another brake the faith with her trust by such an infidelity in that place of beauty and grace. And if you tarry there past the eleventh hour, when the clock’s hands meet as lovers o so sweet, the curse shall release and reveal her as a beast. She shall be exposed as what she is, a spirit trapped there gruesome and cold unable ever to grow old or fly away like a dove, doomed for she sadly misplaced her love. She will hold you within her prison’s pretty trellised borders, smooth you out with fingers graceful and ordered, then fold and fold and fold you cleanly, crease crisply, fold again neatly until she holds a lovely little lily delicately in her palm. Then she will plant you in the ground of that blighted space never by your love to be found, singing sadly as she waits, longing to hear of her lover’s fate or once more to look upon his face. And from that fateful day, there you will forever stay as a pretty piece of folded paper in a lost soul’s bouquet, in her origami garden.


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  1. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    WARNING: I got kinda (cough, cough) dark, melodramatic and long winded (who meeee? ;P). Sorry! I blame the season the time and that I’ve been up too long! lol forgive me?
    O, I also wanted to add some paper beads but they were mostly sold out! :(

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    Anna706 says:

    Sounds like a lost love.

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    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Breaking up is hard to do…I agree, sounds like a lost love, bitter!
    Nice pick though.

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Lovely pick!

  5. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Beautiful pick! :D

  6. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    Thank you ladies, for your kind words. I do tend to go a bit overboard! lol
    I think she fell in love with a young man that the local witch had her eye on and was cursed to forever be in her folded “paper” garden alone thinking that the one she loved betrayed her and wondering what became of him.

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    Mary - Sweet Chick says:

    Congratulations Kitty Chicky Cat on winning Best Story!! You are quite the poetic writer! And this one is really SCAREY!! 8O

  8. juku7
    juku7 says:

    intriguing vision of death by folding, caught within the creases of madness

  9. Eeka Mouse
    Eeka Mouse says:

    Gently gruesome, and lovely selections. I especially like the ‘origami paper’ Cu sheets. Congrats on best story!

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    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Congrats on the award, the story is fantastic but chilling as well!

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    Luna Chick aka Coral says:

    What a wonderful tale to accompany this one. An oldie but a goodie.

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