Sunday, 11 October 2015

My special shell

Magpie Tales - Mag 289

When I saw this picture it reminded me of something that happened to me when I was a child. No, it wasn't when I had my hair cut short!













I lifted a ginormous shell to my ear and expected to hear the sound of wind, like I always did. But this time a different sound came out.

‘Help, help, I’m stuck’ I heard.

I rushed along the sand. ‘Mummy, Mummy, someone’s stuck in this shell!’ I yelled.

Mummy told me not to be silly, like she often did.

‘I’m not being silly this time Mummy, listen’

To keep me happy, Mummy pressed it to her ear.

‘Help, help, I’m stuck’ said a sad little voice.

Mummy couldn’t believe her ears.

‘See Mummy, I was right’ I said stamping my  foot splashing wet sand up her legs.

And right I was. After a bit of prodding and poking, Mummy pulled out her finger to find a little fairy child clinging on to it.

Just then, the mother fairy fluttered down. ‘You’ve found my child’ she said. ‘Thank you so much Rosey. As a reward, I will grant you three wishes’ 

With a wave of her wand, a shower of little silver stars floated down.

‘What are they to be Rosey?’ she asked.

‘Ice cream, sweets and....more ice cream pleased!’  I giggled.

‘Is that all right?’ Mother fairy asked Mummy.

‘Oh, why not’ said Mummy  'But not all at once!'

‘Can I have some too?’ asked the fairy child.

‘Certainly not’ said Mother Fairy. ‘It’s the naughty cloud for you’



Thanks Tess for giving me the chance to indulge myself in something silly! The photo is of course not me, but a self-portrait by George Tooker.








18 comments:

  1. Sharp and quite entertaining...

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    1. A bit of whimsy does you good! Well, that's my theory.

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  3. I think it was the best choice ever.. ice-cream a little at a time.. who can wish for more?

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    1. Me me! I can never get enough ice cream

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  4. It would appear fairies have the equivalent of naughty steps, a learning thing. Nevertheless glad you got your treats!

    Anna :o]

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    1. They certainly do! Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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  5. heheheh, i so love your writing

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    1. I thought about writing something serious for a change - then I changed my mind! Thanks DEE DEE

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  6. Great imagery Rosey! Something 'silly' actually is something brilliant as it invokes lots of thinking

    Hank

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  7. Thanks for visiting.

    A wonderful picture you have drawn with your words.

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    1. Thank you Gail - always a pleasure to visit you.

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  8. So very sweet , shining a little light into a blasted , blackened world , thankyou Rosey

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  9. When you had your hair cut short...giggle...mine was in a pixie cut until I was eight...

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  10. Love it! Pure delight. And i wore a pixie cut too! Until I made my mother curl it for my second-grade school pix. Never did that again!

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  11. What a lovely piece. I love it but the naughty cloud nailed it for me!

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