‘I’m not eating unless it’s green!’
She was being a difficult little fairy and not eating her vegetables. Except for the green ones.
I hadn’t signed up to this. I thought it would be all cute little wings and waving of tiny wands deep in the garden by the brick barbecue.
‘No carrots. No corn. And only green spoons!’
Do you know how hard it is to rhyme a bunch of vegetables in a fairy spell when it’s late and you’ve had a long day?
So I took the easy way out and just turned everything green.
The Newcastle Writers Festival opens on Friday night (hurrah!) My writers group is presenting a session on Sunday called ‘The Next Level’, giving free practical tips on how to take your writing from hobby to publication. Here’s the link. Would love to see you all there (seriously, hop on a plane now and you’ll make it).Follow @jessieansons
Friday Fictioneers is a challenge set by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields where writers around the world create 100 word stories inspired by the one image. For more information follow this link to Rochelle’s FF blog.
61 responses to “My little fairy (Friday Fictioneers)”
Love this Jessie – great little twist at the end had me smiling.
Thanks for reading Marg! Here’s a perfect example of how my day to day life comes out in my writing…
And Brussels sprouts take wing. Cute story.
They sure do! Thanks for the comment Rochelle 🙂
Love the whimsy.
I’d never heard ‘whimsy’ as a noun before! Oh I love it 🙂 maybe that should have been the title of the piece.
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Made me giggle (not easy on a Wednesday). 😉
Giggling’s so much easier on a Wednesday when Rochelle makes me feel like it’s Friday 🙂
That’s an aspect of fairy life you usually don’t get to see. Thanks for the much-needed giggle. 🙂
Thanks for the lovely comment! I try to show the real aspects of fairy life wherever I can 😉
Darned those fairies anyway! Fun take on the prompt.
Thanks Caerlynn! Glad you enjoyed it 🙂
At times, the easy out is the best solution! A good one!
I’m sure most fairy parents do this every night… Thanks for stopping by!
I like a practical witch. It’s not easy being green, I’ve heard. Nice story, Jessie.
Thanks Sandra! In this case it was much easier being green 🙂
Too cute, I enjoyed your story so much! Thank you. 😀
Glad you liked it! ! Thanks for your comment 🙂
Perfect for the day after St. Patrick’s Day too, Jessie. I’d love to hop on a plane and attend, but I’ve got to head off for work in less than two hours, so you’ll have to soldier on without me. Sounds good, though, just like your story.
Thank you Janet! Maybe all those St Pat’s Day decorations wormed their way into my subconscious and came out in my story…
Thanks for the memory. My younger fairy went through a “refuses to eat white foods” spell. We never know what we’re getting into, do we?
Haha no, that’s so true. No white foods would have been funny!
I think those little faeries can be quite unfair… I love the lightness of this.. How wonderful to have a writing group like this.
Oh yes, our group is fantastic and brings me so much inspiration! I like the idea of an unfair fairy… I think there’s a much larger story in that.
That’s the way to solve things. Great wand, you have there.
Thanks Patrick! If only we all had those wands… Parenting would be a piece of cake!
Adorable! Reminds me of a few children I have met on my journey. 😀
Thanks for the lovely comment! Children are such darlings 🙂
Nice one, brought back memories of days gone by. 🙂
I like green eggs and ham!
I do! I like them, Sam-I-am!
And I would eat them in a boat!
And I would eat them with a goat….
Haha yes, we have that book!
Should have just given her green contact lenses. Great story.
Wow Doug, you’re a genius! I need you here during mealtimes!
I wish I could have a magic wand at mealtimes ….
Lovely story Jessie
Tell me about it! Thanks for the lovely comment 🙂
Jessie, There’s more than one way to skin a . . . I mean, um, feed a fairy. Nicely done.
All my best,
Thanks for reading Marie and for the lovely comment!
How lovely! Fairies are known for being tricky like that. Great job!
Thank you! Tricky fairies 🙂
Silly and lovely. Thank you. I’m smiling. Tracey
So happy I could make you smile!
This made me smile. A real pleasure 🙂
Smiles all round! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
oh, that’s awesome! Makes me wonder if the fairies turned green too 🙂
I’m pretty sure they did. It’s been a long time since the mother fairy got a good night’s sleep so she’s not performing at her best.
Cute story 🙂 Quite the demanding little fairy.
They usually are 🙂
A different take on ‘going green’! Nice, light take on the prompt. Hope you fairy manages to get some rest. 🙂
Thank you 🙂 she slept wonderfully in her green bed. Kinda glad I didn’t use the spell just on the vegetables because there was no way she was sleeping under a pink doona.
Well, I don’t know what a ‘doona’ is, but if it were pink, I wouldn’t sleep under it either. 😉
I think it might have just been easier to stomp the fairy.
Oh no! ! ! Little fairies are the sweetest.
She seemed kind of demanding to me but maybe her cuteness earns her the right.
Very nice, Jessie. So that’s where all the green came from. Enjoy the festival – for the second year in a row I’m unable to make it as I’m nursing my mother after surgery. Sigh.
Shame you can’t be there! I’ll be posting a summary of our session soon, so you can be there in spirit. Maybe see you next year and I hope your mum recovers quickly 🙂
This is very cute!! I wish I had a solution like this to get my little fairy to eat her veggies!!! Where’s my mom-wand when I need it 😉
Lovely tale, well done!
Thanks Rachel! Glad you liked it 🙂
Dear Jessie, Cute story and I love that everything got turned green. Very pleasant! Nan 🙂
Nice green story. Good luck with the festival. Hope your session goes well
I love this, an original take on the prompt and a lovely domestic view of fairy life 🙂