The Fairy #writephoto

Fairy – Image by KL Caley

“Mommy, look, a fairy door!”

“Yes, Timmy, someone was very clever putting that so high up and yet so highly visible from the path.  Now let’s go.”

“Not someone, a fairy…”

“Sure, Timmy, a fairy…”

Twinkles left her hiding spot after the humans were out of sight.  She inspected the door.

Sure enough, someone had put a spell on it so the humans could see. 

Not knowing what else she could do, she went over to visit Glower, the sour fairy, to ask his advice.  Much to her shock, his door was visible as well!

Twinkle grabbed Glower and dragged him, no matter how much he complained, down to the meadow for a meeting.

She was only a little surprised that everyone was there, from Acorn to Daffy-Dill.  Even Prince Petunia-Pollen showed up.   

Soon Queen Milky-Way Starshine called the meeting to order.

“Friends and Fairies, bad news!  The Evil Elf, Toadswaller, has put an enchantment on our homes to blackmail us!  He has created a Saturday morning TV show about Fairies and wants us to act in it.  Adults will think it is make-believe, but children will know, and he thinks he can gain a lot of human money, which means human influence, through this program. I looked at some of the scripts and…,” the Queen held her nose in disgust.  “This is full of all of the worst fairy stereotypes that humans have.”

Twinkle had heard enough and flew out of the meeting as fast she could go.  This wasn’t about winning influence in the human world, oh, no, it was all about what that nasty Toadswaller wanted to do with Twinkle.  He knew that she would do anything to help her fellow fairy, and hoped she would sacrifice herself to his wishes to get out of this.

But she had another idea.  Yes, she would go over to Toadswaller’s den, but she would…

Just then, the Editor barged into the Author’s office.

“T, what in the hell are you doing?”


“You know ‘what’!  You are taking this this cute fairy story and turning it into some sex show with these horny elves and promiscuous fairies and all.”

“Hey, you are the one who suggest the names ‘Prince Petunia-Pollen’ and ‘Queen Milky-Way Starshine’ so don’t come running to me about being too adult. We all know what pollen is and about the myths of the origins of the Milky-Way.”

“OK, this series is so cancelled!  I don’t care if the test audience of three-year-olds thought this was the greatest thing since mother’s milk…,”

“There you go again.”

“…I want this canceled.  Now!”

Twinkle laughed at the stupid humans that thought frisky frolicking fairies were only for kids, and returned to her hidden, secret door.  Toadswaller would be so embarrassed he wouldn’t show his ugly face for at least a century, and by then they’d have figured out a way to prevent him from doing further mayhem.

Twinkle had only been back for a few minutes when Prince Petunia-Pollen showed up.

“I thought I’d personally show you how much we all appreciate what you did.  May I come in?”

“T!  I thought I said the series is cancelled!  Drop it now!”

“Ah, OK.  Here, I’ll write just two more words.”

The End.


Don’t blame me, this is what you get when I draw a complete blank on a prompt and just start writing! lol, I hope you at least had one or two chuckles from this silly story written for the writephoto challenge, hosted by KL Caley. She provided the photo at the top of the page and the key word, Fairy.

18 thoughts on “The Fairy #writephoto

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  2. KL Caley

    Haha! Brilliant entry, Trent. You’ve got to watch out for those pesky goblins! Loved the twist back to reality (ish) at the end. Thank you so much for taking part in #writephoto. KL <3


    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I doubt it – they actually let flamethrowers and machine guns into kid’s shows, so… Actually, that would be interesting, mixing fairies and gins. Have you ever seen the movie “Wizards”? I’m sure it was a couple of decades before your time. An animated fantasy of a post-apocalyptic Earth where there is a new war between the fairies (and a good wizard) and the goblins (and a bad wizard). The goblins are heavily armed….
      Thanks! Glad you liked the bit of silliness

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      1. Shannon

        I can’t believe I’ve never seen that movie! Now I have to track down a copy immediately!!! And that’s really concerning about kid’s shows now, I had no idea. Although I watched GI Joe when I was growing up (conveniently airing after My Little Pony and before I had to leave for school) and that was probably pretty violent – I can’t remember so I guess it didn’t scar me for life or anything….

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        1. trentpmcd Post author

          Truthfully, I don’t know how violent they are these days, but judging by video games, they would have to be to compete… And I was thinking GI Joe and such.
          I think I was 12 when I saw Wizards and it stuck with me – I even put a couple of references to it in my novella, Towards the Light. On the other hand, if I missed references to anything fantasy related in that story, I need to go fix it ;)

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