Fairies – Friday Fictioneers

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by the wonderful Rochelle, the undisputed master of what I call Sound Bite Fiction.
She sets the weekly challenge, the standard, and the prompt photo.
The idea, as always, is to write a story of around 100 words based on the picture below, which this week is supplied by J Hardy Carroll.

© J Hardy Carroll

No reading this week, as I am currently on a train, heading towards darkest Englandshire.


Children know we exist.
Adults, not so much.
I don’t know when the belief evaporates.
But it is probably a good thing.
Children are fun.
Adults, once again, not so much.
Children laugh when they see us, and join in our games.
They hear our songs, and dance with us in our magic circles.
They give us sweets, cakes, and biscuits.
But our diets are much broader than that, of course.
We need protein, carbohydrates and vitamins just like you.
We are, in fact, omnivores.
What do you think happens to all those missing cats?

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53 Responses to Fairies – Friday Fictioneers

  1. subroto says:

    Missing cats issue – solved. I wonder if they like hot dogs?


  2. Me, I see fairies and love playing with them.


  3. siobhan1967 says:

    That last line absolutely made me laugh out loud! The cat-eating fairies, brilliant.


  4. draliman says:

    Ooh noo! They should eat the adults instead.


  5. Tannille says:

    Poor cats. What a kicker! So much for the sweet fairy image. Fun little tale.


  6. granonine says:

    Gah! Not a cat-lover, but that last line took me by surprise 🙂

    Happy trails to you in darkest Englandshire.


  7. Ha! I love the last line! I’m more of a dog person. I hope you have an enjoyable trip and stay safe.


  8. doodletllc says:

    Eating cats aside, I love how you wrote to the exact image size of the photo – now I too can see the magical fairies floating by. Genius!


  9. Liz Young says:

    Oh dear – at least it’s not children they eat!


  10. No thanks for spoiling it for me about fairies. 🙂 I believe all of it until the end part 😀


  11. Sue says:

    Cats and fairies and a clever twist! Well done. Enjoy your trip 🙂


  12. Most real fairy tales and folklore have fairies as dangerous, vicious things, and I think your story captures that well.


  13. Nobbinmaug says:

    That took a turn. I should have been expecting it, but you got me. Now, I have another reason to not like fairies. It used to just be the dust. As much time as I spend dusting, I think my house is full of fairies.


  14. Cat eating fairy would be useful around here, the amount of s*** I have to clear from my garden! Brilliantly excecuted


  15. Bill says:

    Oh lawdy, what a turn this story takes. From sweet and charming to cat allergies. Well done, CE.


  16. pennygadd51 says:

    I once had a cat that ate fairies.


  17. plaridel says:

    kids mustn’t be laughing anymore when they find out what happens to their cats. 🙂


  18. Dora says:

    Well I didn’t see that coming! Poor kitties. But children no doubt are more forgiving of the dark side of fairies. 😉


  19. I love where you took this! Just the other day I was thinking of the Cottingley fairy hoax of 1917.


  20. That’s catastrophic!


  21. Sandra says:

    Not cats! I was enjoying that until that line.


  22. Dear CE,

    It was a sweet story until the final dietary comments. 😉 Good one.




  23. Iain Kelly says:

    Coincidentally our neighbours cat has gone missing in the last couple of days, just as you are leaving Scotland and have written this story. I don’t believe in coincidence. Hope you make it through Englandshire safely.


  24. Mike says:

    Now I know, poor cats. 🙂


  25. neilmacdon says:

    Children too make a tasty snack


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