- That it is not a safe place to be as if you offend the fairy royals, you're likely to die. If you offend the Chief Witch, you certainly will die. And it pays not to get in the way of the wizards as well.
- Coming across a dragon is a real possibility. (Have a fire extinguisher handy, you may as well do what you can to try and save your life).
- That food and drink made with fairy dust will almost certainly have strange effects on your system. See Alice in Wonderland for more on this.
- That it definitely pays to be humble. Nobody likes the proud here. There are far too many magical beings eager to take down the arrogant so it pays to make sure you're not one of them.
- That yellow brick roads lead to one thing only - trouble. Best avoided.
- That the strange wildlife you come across generally are not vegetarian.
- That the strange wildlife you come across generally did not start life as that species. They once looked something like you.
- That houses made of gingerbread are likely to give you (a) rotten teeth, (b) obesity if you overdo it, (c) diabetes and (d) an unpleasant encounter with a witch who likes to use sweet things to lure travellers into her oven. Again definitely not vegetarian. Her idea of a nut roast will not be the same as yours!
- Shakespeare knew fairies could be cruel. He was a very wise man. Never visit any magical world unless you are absolutely sure you know what you are doing or have magical powers yourself so you're in with a reasonable chance of defending yourself.
- That anyone who gives you directions probably has an agenda of their own which will probably not benefit you.
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.