- Broomstick. Not comfortable. No protection from the elements. Could get "saddle sore" (which makes the eyes water a bit just thinking about it).
- Wing Power. Not sure if size matters here. The bigger the wings, the more strength you will need to manage them and the more energy you will burn when it comes to lift off. Distance travelled could be greater but would your average fairy be so shattered at the end of a long journey any advantages would be lost? I think so.
- Portal Power (in my novel I use transporter trees) - Are they reliable enough? Do they cover a great enough distance? What about those areas where high background magic might interfere with the running of these?
- Coach, formerly pumpkin. You really have got to hope the wretched thing doesn't leak, or you'll end up smelling like a vegetable as I think any leak would reveal what the coach had originally been.
- Red Shoes. You may go quite a distance in these if you like dancing - the downside is the spell means you dance to your death. Probably best to skip these. Certainly I'll be sticking to my flat blacks.
I've spent a lot of the day on the train today going to and from a wonderful Association of Christian Writers' Day about podcasting and radio interviews amongst other topics. I love train travel (despite the fact so often the operators could do with putting more coaches on) and it led me to wonder about transport in a magical environment.
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.