Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Post 1624. Wednesday October 25




Little Maisie heard sobbing from the weeping willow overhead.  ‘Who’s there?’ she asked. ‘Why do you cry?’

A fairy child fluttered into Maisie's palm. She wiped the tears from its cheeks with the tip of her little finger. 'I’m lost’ it spluttered, ‘and it’s getting dark’

'Don’t cry’ said Maisie. ‘I know where you live’. She carried the little fairy to the secret grotto behind her Daddy’s shed.

The fairy godmother showered Maisie with twinkling fairy dust and promised that forever more there would be a fairy to watch over her.

So should you ever see Maisie glance over her shoulder and smile, you'll know that a fairy is following just behind.  




Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Roger Bultot for the photo.



67 comments:

  1. How very sweet. Loved the illustration, too.

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  2. Dear Keith,

    This is simply enchanting. I, too, love the illustration. Very nicely done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  3. Hi Keith - what so many little ones 'believe' as they grow up ... delightful - cheers Hilary

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  4. Well, that ended happily and quickly as well.

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    1. The original draft didn't end that quickly, but I had to trim it to 100 words!

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  5. Keith! my three year old daughter asked me… “Where is the book for it?”

    I loved it too as well as Sophia.

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  6. That was spellbinding. Thanks for a delightful take, Keith.

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    1. My pleasure Varad. I'm pleased you enjoyed it.

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  7. Awww! That would be nice, to know you are always on the right side of the little folk.

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  8. Hopefully Maisie knows too or she's going to be forever wondering why people look behind her and smile. :)

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  9. Your tale brought a smile to my face and made me start looking for fairies.

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    1. Err, I don't know how to tell you this but....! Cheers Alicia.

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  10. Oh how delightful! :) A guardian fairy...

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    1. We could all do with one of those! Cheers Vinay.

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  11. This is lovely - if you don't mind I shall copy it to show my granddaughter Millie.

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    1. I feel flattered! Of course I don't mind liz.

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  12. If only we were all like Maisie! I could do with a fairy watching over me sometimes. Lovely Keith

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  13. What a lovely tale! I'm glad Maisie knew the right place. I'd hate to think of her "returning" the fairy child to the wrong parents! ;-)

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    1. That would be be very unfairy! Thanks so much Joy.

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  14. I'll leave aside any mention of "fairy stalker" and simply say, very sweet :-)

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    1. I've been waitng for someone to mention that - I knew I could rely on you! Cheers Alistair

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  15. Wow! I looked at the image again, and saw it with new eyes - the fairy falling right behind. It made sense. Thanks!

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    1. The picture is open to so many interpretations. Yours too was very different. Thank you for your comment Reena.

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  16. Lovely story, Keith. It's good to know that kindness is still rewarded sometimes.

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  17. A fairy tale. Who would have thought! This is so positive. Makes us adults feel younger again. Thank you so much.

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    1. When I viewed the photo my first thought was to go dark, but I guessed most of us would take that route so I dismissed it. Then along came and fairy! Cheers FP

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  18. It's so nice to see a blessing come from a simple act of kindness.

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    1. We need more kindness in our troubled world, and a lot more fairies! Thanks Alice

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    2. Yep. I do enjoy the fairies. :)

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  19. Cutest tale ever!
    Such a contrast to EagleAye's vampire fish!
    Poles apart or should I says worlds apart!������

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    1. Couldn't be more different. I'd go with the second option! Thanks so much.

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  20. My daughter would love this fairy tale. As do I!

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    1. So kind of you to say so. Thank you Fatima.

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  21. What a delightful little fairy tale, happy and upbeat. A refreshing change.

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    1. I had a feeling that as it was getting dark in the photo the stories would be pretty dark too, so I went the opposite way! Thanks Linda

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  22. Very creative. You should publish a longer version with more illustrations. This could become a classic. - Russell

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    1. I'm begiining to think along those lines mysrelf! Cheers Russell

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  23. This was absolutely lovely...

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  24. Lovely, I once wrote a similar thing where the fairy godmother sent her son to help save an inveterate gambler. It was great fun to do. The idea of someone/something looking out for you is always very comforting.

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    1. ..if only! I really like the sound of your yarn. Thanks for dropping by Michael.

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  25. It took me a bit to get the connection, but then, I am always one for the fringe.
    I also love fairies....Great job!
    Scott
    Mine: https://kindredspirit23.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/reckoning-friday-fictioneers/

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    1. Haha! Better late than never. Cheers Scott

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