Writings and Witterings

The Collection


My contribution to this week’s Friday Fictioneers hosted by Madison Woods, a story about the faery folk.  The idea is to write a story in 100 words, using a picture prompt.  Then, put a link to your story in the Comments section of Madison’s blog.

‘Don’t eat them, the fae have been here!’

‘How do you know?’ he shrinks back from her.

‘Look, look,’ she points, her mouth glittering, ‘The teeth’.

He looks hard at the leaves.

‘No!  No!  The berries; in amongst the berries’.

He picks two of the ripe fruit and inspects them closely.  He sees tiny green things that look like hundreds and thousands sticking in the plump red balls of the berries.  His eyes become as round as saucers and he is puzzled.

‘How did you see them?’

‘Heh-heh, I am the faery queen and you are coming with me …’

Polly Robinson © 2012


19 thoughts on “The Collection

  1. I enjoy your fairie tales. Always a fun twist at the end. 🙂


  2. I’m glad to see you’ve written another ‘faerie tale’. I look forward to read a longer version of this story, perhaps as a series of faerie tales.
    The faeries seem like a wonderful idea for a novel or a children’s series.

    Thumbs up!



  3. A well-timed twist Polly. And some good description.


  4. Faeries and berries…clever combination. Rhymes too. lol. Nice work.


  5. I love this Polly, you have a clever way with poetry.


    • Thanks Sarah, good of you to say so … I’m wondering whether I ‘should’ focus on one or two specific areas, my work is kind of generalist and I wonder if it suffers from ‘Jack of all trades’ism …


  6. Never pick up the teeth! How many times do they have to be told? I’m on the list.


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