A few words

for Six Sentence Stories where the given word is Rhythm.




‘Look Mummy, the fairies are back, they are dancing round and round’

She often saw them, all I could see was a ring of mushrooms in the grass but I never told her.

Maria was born poorly, and unable to walk unaided.  Often, she’d lean on her window ledge, tapping in rhythm as she sang along with the fairies.

We knew her life would be short, but the end came far sooner than we expected.

This morning when I opened the curtains I saw a ring of fairies dancing round and round, and the prettiest of them all was Maria.



Thanks to Denise at GirlieOnTheEdge for hosting.


Picture credit:  the 1 cutemetalchick at deviantART

29 thoughts on “A few words

  1. Frank Hubeny Apr 7, 2022 / 12:37

    May she find happiness there. I like the font or image used for the title word “Fairies”.

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  2. Liz H Apr 8, 2022 / 03:32

    who needs to walk when you can flutter with the fairies.
    Beautiful, vivid, simply sweet!


  3. ceayr Apr 8, 2022 / 14:25

    Well, old chum, you ventured far from your comfort zone here, and did it beautifully.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Keith's Ramblings Apr 8, 2022 / 15:15

      That’s much appreciated. I just wanted to prove to myself I could still be serious if I tried! Did you hear the one about…..

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  4. Spira Apr 8, 2022 / 15:16

    They said it already, one more wouldn’t hurt, ay?
    Heartfelt excellence.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. jenne49 Apr 8, 2022 / 17:22

    Such a bittersweet and beautiful story, Keith. It cuts right to the heart.


  6. D. Avery @shiftnshake Apr 10, 2022 / 12:30

    That’s a hard price to pay to be able to see fairies. And good she can see them now, to know Maria is happy among them. You’ve spun a sad and magical tale.


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