Writings and Witterings

Faerie Teeth


My contribution to this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Madison Woods. The idea is to write a story in 100 words, using a picture prompt.  Then, a link to your story is posted in the Comments section of the following page on Madison’s blog:


‘What are these things on the ground?’ she asked, picking up a pinch of pointy green stick-like things the size of hundreds and thousands.

‘How did you spot those?’ he asked ‘they’re so tiny and merge into the grass …’

He was right; mortals rarely see faerie teeth.

The collective gasp from the faeries sounded like a breath of wind; Alemin flew, his wings on fire, to the faerie court.

‘Mortals! Mortals!’ Alemin wheezed, ‘Found the teeth.’

The faerie queen grinned, her mouth glittering greenly, ‘Hah!  Make sure you mark them – we’ll take the child and leave a changeling.’

Polly Robinson © 2012

Go to http://madisonwoods.wordpress.com/flash-fiction/pathways to join in with Friday Fictioneers


31 thoughts on “Faerie Teeth

  1. A lovely fairy story, or faery story. Well done, I enjoyed this.

    Mine: http://castelsarrasin.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/given-a-choice-friday-fictioneers-june-2012/

    PS What I did with the link was to highlight the words Madison Woods and copy and paste that link into those words. I’m sure there’s another way of doing it so looking forward to someone else responding with another way of doing it.


  2. Thank you Sandra for your thoughts – have deleted query from blog [doesn’t seem that important]


  3. A great tale.
    This sounds like a Faerie Queen best avoided.


  4. love this – but now i am going to be afraid of fairies


  5. I just saw “Snow White and the Huntsman” yesterday. Your fairies are more macabre then the cute little ones in that film. 🙂


  6. Wow! A new fairy tale (or faerie tale) in the making.
    I wish there was more of the story, especially which of the mortal children the changeling will substitute.

    My flash fiction: http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/15/six-oclock/


  7. Bit of a scary story about one mischievous little Faery Queen…


  8. Make that ‘mischevious’…


  9. Third time’s a charm. Those faeries have put a hex on me but the spelling of mischievous is mischievous, MISCHIEVOUS. Yes, Miss Faery Queen,
    MISCHIEVOUS is what you & you crew are. Tee! Hee! Hee!…


  10. Sinister take on the tooth fairy. I, too, have an untypical take on the tooth fairy in my collection. I call him “The Hitch”.



  11. I love all things fairy and this was a great little story! I love the idea that they fairies marked the one who saw the teeth. Thanks for joining us 🙂


  12. LOL…This was fun. Next time I’m in the woods, I’ll be sure not to pick up any faery teeth. Here’s mine:


  13. There I was thinking that faeries were such charming, helpful creatures and your story made me remember that there always seems to be an Evil one lurking somewhere, too. And when she’s also a Queen, options for controlling her diminish quite a bit… A timely reminder to be wary of ALL faeries until they show their true colours. (I’ve always loved “faeries” spelt that way – so very mediaeval.)


  14. A nice and unique take on the prompt.


  15. Whoa, that was creepy! Definitely the darker side of faerie, here. And now I’m imagining these fey with green shark teeth that shed every month. Ewewew! Well done!



  16. Opposite of the Tooth Fairy! Very clever! k.


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