Sunday, March 21, 2010

Unfair says fairy's union

This weeks prompt at Sunday Scribblings is the single word Demands

An angry fairy after yesterdays meeting between the Fairy Godmother and the union officials

Today the fairy’s newspaper Flutter is carrying a report about looming industrial action by one of their largest groups, the Tooth Fairies. Their official trade body, the Union of Fairies also known as UNFAIR said this morning that the Fairy Godmother is planning to cut the number of fairies that are deployed in tooth collecting duties. A spokesfairy for the tooth collectors told the paper that the proposed cuts would not only put many of their group out of a job, but the workload of those remaining would be unreasonably increased.
They are also concerned that a gap in the tooth market would be created which would give the Bad Fairies a chance to fly into this lucrative market and undercut the amount that is currently paid for children’s teeth.

UNFAIR is making a series of demands which if not met will result in a withdrawal of labour. They include a proposal to keep the number of Tooth Fairies the same as at present whilst accepting a reduction in the number of working hours. The union says that the Fairy Godmother’s plan would leave the service operating on a wing and a prayer

The Tooth Fairies also have the support of the Fairy Dust Sprinklers who are concerned that a similar plan will shortly be announced for them. The Flower Fairies however declined to comment although the Flutter understands that they are about to whisper their concerns about the increasing number of workers suffering from hay fever and other pollen related conditions. 


  1. I believe in the Tooth Fairy, so this news is of great concern.
    Should I use my own money for my chidren's teeth?

  2. Demanding fairies, now there's an idea!

  3. a fairy union??? what is the world coming to, heee hee heeee

  4. I adore this! So surprising in content and the tone... perfect.

    I picked up a western philosophy text book and tore a page out to use in my art journal, random, completely... with the theme... category mistakes. Absurd conclusions.

    Here, once again, an example of such a thing. A Fairy Union? Even an ANGRY fairy. I had never equated fairies with anger... cool to think of the power of an angry fairy (I suppose Tinkerbell got her share of anger on, didn't she?)

    Anyway - loved this... on so many levels. THANK YOU!

  5. we have a debate going on just exectly like that in the US Congress. Wish you would have told us the outcome so I would know what is going to happen over here.

  6. O I so love this! A fairy tale alive with very real innuendos!

  7. Bwahahahahahaha! So funny. "Gap in the tooth market..." ROFLMAO! :D

  8. This really made me laugh! Excellent.

  9. This is a real delight. Pun after pun after pun. Glad you didn't extend it into the misuse of the word fairy by humans!

  10. Oh Keith this was absolutely brilliant. I loved word for word;
    the gap in the tooth market and the concern of the flower fairies etc ,so original and clever.

  11. Aww I so support UNFAIR. I'm going to start printing up little signs tomorrow and see if I can organize a protest!! Loved this Keith :)

  12. as always you are so entertaining and and uplifting! this tale reminded me of american economics! xox

  13. Love it Keith, so funny and punny.

  14. I wonder if there are Denture Fairies For The Toothless?



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