F is for Fire – #atozchallenge

F is for Fire

Paracelsus gave common names for the elemental types. His archetypal being for the element of fire is the Salamander. In ‘The Elementals Save Mother Earth’, a paranormal fantasy short story that is included in the anthology, ‘The Dragon Tempest’, the Salamanders are accused of poisoning the air on Mother Earth.

Following is an excerpt from the story:

“Yes, Tiina, it is I, Paracelsus. I heard Mother Earth’s call for help and came to see what I can do. I have never seen the earth in such a mess,” Paracelsus shook his head sadly.

“You say the sylphs are perishing? Well, I am not surprised. The air is nearly pure poison. How many sylphs are left?” he asked.

“I’m really not sure, Paracelsus. I have been receiving the sad news of their perishing for some time now,” Tiina, Queen of the sylphs replied sadly.

“Have you been in contact with any of the other elementals?” Paracelsus asked.

“Only the salamanders, they need us to fuel their fires, which pollute the air more, making it harder and harder to breathe. They threaten to fry us if we do not help them,” Tiina sobbed.


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