1839. The truth about fairies

Jacquitta took her two children, Vinny and Patience for a walk. Patience was four and Vinny was seven.

“Let’s see if we can find where the fairies live,” said Jacquitta.

“I don’t believe in fairies,” said Vinny.

“Oh, but they’re real,” said Jacquitta wanting to protect little Patience from the reality of an imagination-derelict world. “They live in little mushroom villages. They are usually kind and lovely, but sometimes, if you are mean to them, they can get annoyed and then horrible things can happen.”

“It’s not true,” said Vinny. “My friend said that his mother told him that fairies were made up.”

“I’m sure they live around here,” said Jacquitta. “Oh look children! There’s a mushroom ring! It’s a fairies’ village!”

“It’s not a fairies’ village,” said Vinny. “It’s a pile of poisonous mushrooms.”

Vinny kicked the mushrooms with his foot. He smashed them to smithereens. “See,” he said, “no fairies.”

Little Patience burst into tears. “You’ve hurt the fairies and broken their houses,” she said.

“You are a naughty, naughty boy,” said Jacquitta.

The next morning Vinny woke up with a club foot.

48 thoughts on “1839. The truth about fairies

    1. Bruce G. Post author

      You’re too much of a cynic – re fairies! We did follow each other in another life and I was going through old comments and sorting things out. Don’t ask me to find it again!

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        1. Bruce G. Post author

          In October he was diagnosed with gangrene in the toe so they amputated his left leg below the knee. He was meant to get his artificial leg a while back but Covid19 put the cogwash on that, so he got the first (of what will probably be three) sized legs yesterday and is allowed to put it on for thirty minutes a day at present. He is very practical and in the meantime had rigged up the ride on lawnmower so he can drive around just using his hands!

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  1. umashankar

    Bereft of proper expression, I will call that poetic justice. Unfortunately, Vinny appears to be a particularly hard boiled toad, ungrateful to his parents, and devoid of the faculties of remorse and introspection, even if he will carry that club foot for life. Guess his mother was right after all.

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  2. everythingtips

    lovely! such a cute fairy story, full of creativity and imagination! i truly enjoyed this post, thank you so much for sharing🤍

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I delight in having my dull life coloured by your intelligent perceptions, your wit, and your vivacity.

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