"Learn to Fly" by Foo Fighters
"Hook me up a new revolution, ‘cause this one is a lie, we sat around laughing and watched the last one die…"
❝ Ah, yes. Some would’ve called it magic; I certainly feel tempted to.
—- Face? That’s just the standard look, love. I am quite excited; I
just don’t do well with smilin’. ❞
"I could offer you something about how everything about me is magical—but, I’ll resist for a little bit. You made that too easy." The fae winked then and crossed her ankles, humming for a moment. "Would shenanigans fix the smiling problem, dearie?"
Dagger with scabbard
- Maker: unknown
- Dated: early 19th century
- Place of Origin: Boka Kotorska, Montenegro
- Medium: iron or steel and silver, chased
- Measurements: blade length: 20.3 cm
A changeling is a creature found in folklore and folk religion. It is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, troll, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly left in the place of a human child. Sometimes the term is also used to refer to the child who was taken. The apparent changeling could also be a stock or fetch, an enchanted piece of wood that would soon appear to grow sick and die. The theme of the swapped child is common among medieval literature and reflects concern over infants thought to be afflicted with unexplained diseases, disorders, or developmental disabilities.
A human child might be taken due to many factors: to act as a servant, the love of a human child, or malice. Most often it was thought that fairies exchanged the children. Some Norwegian tales tell that the change was made to prevent inbreeding: to give trolls and humans new blood, humans were given children with enormous strength as a reward. In some rare cases, the very elderly of the Fairy people would be exchanged in the place of a human baby, and then the old fairy could live in comfort, being coddled by its human parents. Simple charms, such as an inverted coat or open iron scissors left where the child sleeps, were thought to ward them off; other measures included a constant watch over the child.
AKA, you start with icons, I’ll probably respond with icons. You make it clear you prefer prose, I’ll make sure I’m up for prose when I reply and I’ll try to keep my word count within range of yours. Just want oneliners? Easy peasy.