An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 6

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Felicity is wearing a pretty pink dress of satin and lace. Wiggling from side to side she heaves up her sparkly white leggings then laces her silver ballet shoes. Her arms go this way and that as she struggles to put on her wings, then she straightens the garland of flowers in her golden hair.

She picks up her wand, adjusts the glittery star on the end, and she’s ready. There are spells to perform, happiness to hand out and wishes to fulfil!

Felicity the fairy tiptoes out into fairyland. Thomas the ginger tom sits unconcerned as she taps him gently on the head with her wand, then bends to stroke his sun-warmed back. Little brother Billy pulls a quizzical face as the fairy, who looks very much like his sister, wanders over to his playpen. She reaches into her pocket then shakes a handful of stardust over his head. Billy brushes the rice from his hair then he starts to cry!

Felicity wanders off in search of a more appreciative audience. She was certain that one day she would become a real fairy.

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Twenty years have passed and Felicity is ‘something in the city’. She is successful. People come to her with their dreams and she grants their wishes. Her stardust is money, her fairyland the bank.

But in quiet moments, she’s still that little pink fairy. She drifts away and imagines herself flitting from flower to flower in a magic garden. In her dreams, she swings from rainbows and plays ring-a-ring-a-roses with butterflies.

But she knows it will never be. She tells herself she was stupid to have ever believed it. The kids that teased her were right.

Felicity watched as a dragonfly hovered outside her office window. She smiled and touched the tip of her nose and stardust began floating down from the sky.

 

Monday –

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Previously E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

In 2018 – My Friend Rosey was growing Flowers

In 2017 – in Amble Bay, we visited The Fish Inn.

 

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48 thoughts on “An A-Z of Children’s Stories – day 6

  1. QP and Eye April 6, 2019 / 02:40

    We all need A Felicity in our lives; someone to sprinkle the stardust. Great story 🦄

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  2. Kalpana April 6, 2019 / 05:49

    Felicity IS a fairy – and stardust always helps. Did she forget to sprinkle some on herself?

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  3. Sadje April 6, 2019 / 06:40

    A cute story. But is the name change in the middle is intentional or a typo?

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  4. Nilanjana Bose April 6, 2019 / 09:10

    Felicia is obviously Felicity the Fairy, she just doesn’t know it yet. Making little dreams come true is as important as the big ones.

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    • Keith's Ramblings April 6, 2019 / 10:36

      She is and I’ve duly corrected the typo! Whoopsie! She’s still a fairy – hopefully, now she’ll realise it.

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  5. Varad April 6, 2019 / 10:02

    She’s doing her best to grant their wishes, albeit with an interest levied. She should take solace from that.

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  6. randommusings29 April 6, 2019 / 19:43

    I love the flash forward and that Felicity got her wish
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    • Keith's Ramblings April 7, 2019 / 11:32

      Everything was simpler back then when we believed everything could be solved with a a wave of a wand. Thanks Gail.

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  7. Shilpa Garg April 7, 2019 / 05:30

    We need Felicity in our lives or best, be the Felicity and believe in creating our own magic. Lovely story, Keith!

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  8. XmasDolly April 7, 2019 / 06:46

    Sometimes after having a rough day I believe Felicity stops at my house to help me fall asleep by sprinkling some of her magic. I may have to borrow Felicity for a few moments tonight if you don’t mind!!! Thank you and have a good night. God bless you & yours!

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    • Keith's Ramblings April 7, 2019 / 11:26

      …just as long as she clears up he dust she leaves all over the floor! Cheers Heather.

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  9. StuHN April 7, 2019 / 14:18

    There is nothing wrong with keeping childlike qualities in your life. Keeps things alive and interesting. Fun week #1. Looking forward to Monday.

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    • Keith's Ramblings April 7, 2019 / 14:59

      Most of us retain some of the inner child I guess, without it I couldn’t write these little tales of childhood. See you tomorrow Stu

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  10. Sascha Darlington April 7, 2019 / 20:41

    I think this one is my favorite! I feel the yearning in adult Felicity, wishing for some of the magic that doesn’t exist. So well done! 🙂

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