- Nothing is ever all it appears to be, even food and drink. How do you know whether an object has been enchanted if you yourself are not magical with the necessary skills to detect this?
- You can never trust apple sellers again. The story of Snow White shows why this is the case. And certainly you've got to look at pedlars in a new light. Is that old woman really an old woman?
- You daren't offend anybody. You don't want magic used against you after all.
- Sweet little cottages in the woods may have some very strange inhabitants. Talking bears (with a fondness for porridge and a hatred for those who go around breaking their furniture), witches who think gingerbread is a great building material and wolves who decide to dress up in old women's clothing are just some examples that spring to mind here.
- Brightly coloured roads should be avoided unless you want an adventure. No road is meant to be brightly coloured, tarmac does the job quite nicely so if you come across a highway, say in a bright yellow, I would be very wary of using it. It clearly leads to somewhere special. Do you really want to find out what? It's almost certainly going to be hazardous.
Continuing yesterday's post, more downsides to being in a magical world include:-
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.