Tale Weaver – #288 – Fairy Tale – The Unpleasant Fairy – August 13th.

This week, Michael is inviting us to relate a fairy tale……… with a twist:

The Unpleasant Fairy. Why is your fairy unpleasant?

‘If I’m a fairy, why can’t I grant myself a wish?’ Fee asked. ‘Everyone avoids me. I have no friends, and I heard that horrible elf tell everyone that I was one of the most unpleasant creatures to be around. I could cry.’
‘It’s just the way it is Fee,’ her grandmother replied. ‘We aren’t allowed to grant wishes for ourselves, or our families for that matter, so none of us can help you. If it’s any consolation, you’re very young, and you will grow out of it.’
‘But how long will it take? And why me??? It’s not very feminine is it? I mean, you would expect it of the males, they’re so much bigger and less dainty so they don’t have the job of flitting from flower to flower or tickling the noses of butterflies. I bet that elf is laughing his socks off at me, and I hate him for it. It’s not fair!’
The tears flowed then and Fee wiped them away angrily.
‘I love butterflies, but they wrinkle their noses at me and fly away. The flowers close up their petals and curl their leaves tight, shutting me out. What is my purpose if I cannot do the fairy things of my ancestors? ‘
‘It’s only temporary dear child, one of life’s glitches.  And as for that elf? Well, when he’s a little older, he’s going to have more problems than your smelly feet, I can tell you!’ and she winked.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Tale Weaver – #288 – Fairy Tale – The Unpleasant Fairy – August 13th.

  1. Smelly feet is bad, but Fee could try and wash them more often.

  2. quiall says:

    I love that! I did not see the ending coming.

  3. Michael says:

    “More problems than your smelly feet” I do like that line. hanks for your thoughts Di.

  4. Sadje says:

    Aww, poor her.

  5. murisopsis says:

    Hehe! Adolescent body funk strikes even the fairy folk!! I’m sure she will out grow it!

  6. willowdot21 says:

    OMG! DI ! All my illusions shattered and broken. I thought all fairies were charmed and perfect.. what have I got left to believe in now? 😳

  7. Nima Mohan says:

    Well I loved the revenge part 😀

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