a short fairy story

Fairy Dress photograph by Karin (taken 16/9/12 early Spring)

One day, it was close to the first day of Spring I remember, Francesca was playing in and out of the shadows, she thought the shadows must be water nymphs and was pretending the grass under her feet was water, beneath the water was stored the earth’s stash of sapphires and emeralds and the fairies were it’s protectors. There was also a wealth of gold and silver stored there, from the fairies’ fires at night, which they rolled into gold from the flaming fire, and silver from the charred ash, leaving no trace of “fairy presences” for humans to find.

Francesca was a fair child of sweet demure nature and an innocent light within that begged you to love her, as you were guided to her eyes by the fronds of blonde hair framing her tiny face, you realised there was something special and other-worldly about her, perhaps this is why Francesca had what is known as ‘fairy sight’. If you looked hard enough into Francesca’s eyes of violet blue, you could see stories.

On this special day near the beginning of Spring, while Francesca chased the shadows, a tiny pink flower caught in her little toe and she bent down to breathe in it’s fresh wholesome scent, as she did, she noticed something move, two tiny feet drew themselves up from the bell-like edge of the petals, deep into the flower…of course, at first Francesca thought she was seeing things, as she did have a wild imagination and sometimes reality and her imagined world would intermingle, so that she wasn’t quite sure which was which. But then a tiny pink slipper fell to the ground and bounced twice on the blade of grass, where a tiny dew drop, disturbed, splashed onto Francesca’s nose.

Francesca, gently passed the tiny slipper up through the flower’s bell and felt a little pull…the shoe was gone and she realised that fairies indeed were very real. Of course, she thought, of course they are!

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I wrote this story, because May Lattanzio commented on my photograph today (see above) called Fairy Dress that my image was begging for a story to go with it. I just made this little story up for fun on the spot. I hope you like it May and everyone who reads it :) Thank you for visiting!

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  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Oh what a lovely story Karin; and the ending was so cute! Reminds me of a time I walked into the library of one of my work places and saw a pair of feet sticking out from between the shelves as I opened the door – someone was sleeping there during their lunch hour. Of course the instant I opened the door the feet withdrew into the bookshelves :o)

  • haha…that’s so cute Mui-Ling, thanks so much for reading my story! :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 2 years ago

    This is utterly delightful, Karin. You are such a wondrous talent. xx

  • aw, thank you so mmuch Jane!! :) xo

    – © Karin Taylor

  • peechez2010
    peechez2010over 2 years ago

    You bring magic alive in your writing as well. This is just pure delight my friend~ Hugs, Peechez

  • thank you so much peechez :)

    – © Karin Taylor

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