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The Incredible Journey of a Water Sprite with Roots …an Excerpt

…on his mission to discover Cyclical Truths as a children’s story for all ages who care about Earth’s Ecosystems

Annemarie Berukoff
6 min readDec 16, 2020


Meet the Water Sprite and Water Spirit who admire his unique qualities as he prepares for his mission of ecological discoveries

“Very good, and not to be used without just cause for you have only three chances at encystment; after that, you will be a permanent dried-up piece of dust. Do you have any questions before I slip back into the ocean for my well-deserved rest?”

“I can’t remember what I’m called, and it seems to be respectable, one must have an exterior label,” I say.

“You are brand new, why not pick your own name,” the spirit smiled with his green speckled lips.

Ah ha, I’m thinking, such a rare opportunity to name oneself, as my brain ripples through a set of recollected nominal factors: Leo, Bizon, Theo-clid, Nefarattiti, Julius, Sulfate, Sulfite, Sulfer-amarus, Brontosaurus, but none seem overly appropriate and all I can say is,

“But I’ve been out of circulation so long. I don’t know what’s acceptable today, and I do want to be acceptable and set a good impression with everyone I meet.”

The spirit laughs the sound of gentle surf.

“Call yourself Corddo-mont the Sixteen-Hundred-Billionth, Corddo-mont the Life-Giver and Earth-Sustainer. Call yourself Cordd for short, easily pronounced, and hopefully, given credit wherever you go.”

I’m highly pleased with my new name; and now, it is Corddo-mont the Sixteen-Hundred-Billionth, the Variable, the Life-Giver, the Earth Sustainer who speaks solemnly,

“I’m ready to take my journey, face any encounter, and fix any problem, at your command, sir.”

“My dear Cordd, your youth is simple to hear. To travel a journey without problems is not to have learned anything from your experiences, and it would have been better not to have begun but remain closeted within your mother’s depths. To travel up and down, down in despair, high on happiness is to feel full appreciation of total comprehension…



Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology