LitFest Tour Tuesday April 28th 2020: The Lamented Fens

The Company of Faire Folk rides out! Or walks, flies or (consults notes) swims – as is your preference. And our Tour for for Tuesday 28th takes us to the haunted region of the Lamented Fens.

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A place that borders on the edge of madness.

Here the seductive wail of the siren’s song lures the unwary into the cool grasp of the treacherous fens. Where the ground is thick with fog and dark moss-covered trees loom overhead menacingly. You see movement in the shadows from the corner of your eye. As you turn to validate what you saw, it vanishes, leaving behind doubt. Was it only the fog? Or perhaps the sway of the moss in the soft breeze?

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The moss gets thicker and the fog swirls hypnotically the longer one lingers here. Ghosts of your past, future, and everything intertwined haunt you. Is this real? Had the path truly been so dark? What would happen if you reached the light? Listen to the whispers in the shadows, to the buzz of the dragonflies, and unravel your destined path.

Choices will be made. But do you keep to the safe path; or wander off into the halls of insanity?

Welcome to the Lamented Fens, a swampland inhabited by mysterious piscine creatures. A story must be told; will it be you who survives to tell it?

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall

If it is your misfortune to travel here then pass by quickly, though the shops are enticing indeed to capture the unwary. Stay on the boardwalk – a few steps to either side may sending you plunging into the depths of the swamps!

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall

This child ghost lingers in an abandoned graveyard. What horrors befell him in life?

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall

A haunted table, where a skeleton ghost still drinks. Traveller – keep to the path!

(Unless, of course, you want to take part in the Tabletop gaming that occurs here!)

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Judi Newall

This statue still screams. I’m not surprised someone took shots at it before dropping her to the deepest pool.

LitFest Information

Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

We encourage people who join the Tours to write about the Fairelands we visit. We would love it if you would share your work by submitting your story or poem! All pieces will be posted online with others inspired by this region. You retain creative ownership of works shared.

The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
The Lamanted Fens, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

In addition, some pieces may be recorded (with your permission) by Fantasy Faire Radio. If you do NOT wish your work broadcast, please let us know on your submission.

Submit your writing by e-mail to fantasyfaireshortstory@gmail.com

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