A fairy story …

for The Sunday Muse.



Millicent was skipping around the field in her pretty fairy costume when she heard a sad little voice.

      Help me, please help me.

She stopped, looked up into a tree and sitting on a branch was a tiny fairy child, her gossamer wings quivering, tears trickling down her pale cheeks.

Millicent held out her hand and the little fairy fluttered into the air and landed in her palm. 

      I am lost, can you take me home?

She knew where to take her, a secret place known only to children who truly believed in fairies, and so it was, a few minutes later the little fairy child was back with its family. 

The Fairy Godmother thanked Millicent and promised that in good times and sad, there would always be a fairy to watch over her.

So if you ever see Millicent looking over her shoulder and smiling, you know that a fairy friend is just behind her..

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00Thanks so much to Carrie for hosting.

Photos by Hein Rich and Phil Ewels on Flickr, Giafranco Meloni and others.

40 thoughts on “A fairy story …

  1. kaykuala Dec 4, 2022 / 07:33

    looking over her shoulder and smiling,
    you know that a fairy friend is just behind her..

    She is certainly blessed being protected as accorded by Providence! Wonderful narration Keith!


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  2. Rob Kistner Dec 4, 2022 / 09:37

    Tender and whimsical Keith — liked it. 🙂✌🏼🕊

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  3. The Sicilian Storyteller Dec 4, 2022 / 11:34

    Oh my goodness! I have just found the perfect story to read to Colette just before she drifts off to sleep. 🧚🏼
    (Sharing this on Facebook for every child and child-at-heart to read.)

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  4. wyndolynne Dec 4, 2022 / 18:58

    A lovely rendering of those places only the imaginative/very young can go.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Susie Clevenger Dec 4, 2022 / 23:22

    Oh, I love fairies and hope. I needed this today.

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  6. msjadeli Dec 5, 2022 / 02:21

    Such a simple act of kindness that will bless her for a lifetime. Love the premise here, Keith ❤

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  7. Sherry Marr Dec 5, 2022 / 04:22

    This is so sweet. It lifted my heart, right after writing a very discouraged poem. Smiles. Thank you to the fairies and their friends.


    • Keith's Ramblings Dec 5, 2022 / 12:30

      Thanks so much, Sherry.

      Your poem, sombre though it may be, needs to be read and heeded.


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