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This post is for the weekly challenge set by Madison Woods called Friday Fictioneers. The idea is that you submit a 100 word flash fiction story associated with the picture challenge added the previous Wednesday. You can find out more, and see the picture, on Madison’s Blog here:Β There is also a Facebook Page too specially for Friday Fictioneers and you can find it here:Β


Mammy said there were fairies at the bottom of our garden and that if I was very still and very quiet I might see them peeking through the windows.

I sat and a I sat all day and the fairies didn’t come.

The next day I sat and I sat and still they didn’t come.

But today, while mammy put my boots on I spied the fairies watching me and mammy and I waved to them and their little hands waved back.

I wonder what they thought of me and mammy putting in our red wellingtons?


Linda Parkinson-Hardman

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    1. Do you know I think they could well be … they are bright and colourful and let’s face it what wouldn’t like that πŸ™‚

  1. This piece has a delightful voice of childish innocence. I could picture her sitting so patiently.

    Thanks for stopping by my place

    1. Thanks for such a lovely comment and great to see you adding the extra link in back to yours too Scott. πŸ™‚

  2. The child’s voice was perfectly captured. Nicely done. Thanks for commenting on mine. πŸ™‚


    1. It certainly is and I they are very matter of fact about it too. That’s why I love the child’s perspective. πŸ™‚

    1. I’m a sucker for a good pair of wellies, the brighter the better and my current pair are pink with rose pink roses all over them … lovely if a little grass stained these days. Named after Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo if you want the history πŸ™‚

    1. I think you’re right, they are basic and once one thing has been achieved then it’s on to the next one πŸ˜‰

    1. Children do seem to have the patience of a saint when it comes to achieving an aim and thanks for the lovely comment too πŸ™‚

  3. that’s a great way to get a child to sit still for a while! i may have to use it myself……though not me looking for fairies you understand……

  4. Loved the story, Linda. My son once watched for fairies to come in the mushroom ring we had on the lawn. He still remembers doing that and now he’s in his late 20’s. I love the fairy stories. And I think the red wellies just gave such a sense of color and place.

    1. Oh thank you Madison I loved to hunt for fairy rings when I was small and I still get excited if I spot one on my walks even now.

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