Inhabitants of the Woodpile

Benji spent hours playing by the woodpile.  His mother smiled, glancing through the back window.

What a wonderful imagination Benji has, she thought, pretending the bugs to be fairies.

Benji ducked behind the woodpile and bent close to a damselfly hovering near his nose.  Its iridescent wings buzzed and its metallic blue body shivered.  Benji held out his hand with his palm toward the sky.  The insect tickled as it morphed into a fairy and landed on his hand.  

“Morning, Benji.  The others are waiting!”  Snickering and glancing toward the back window, the fairy sang, “Who shall we vex today?”

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This tiny tale is my contribution to “Friday Fictioneers,” a 100-word weekly writing challenge based on a photo prompt to inspire and hosted by the lovely Rochelle Wisoff Fields.  This week the photo prompt was provided by Dale Rogerson.

If you’d like to join this encouraging group of writers or read their stories from this week, visit here.

Thank you for stopping by.  Stay safe, stay well!

41 Comments Add yours

  1. neilmacdon says:

    I’m always in favour of bad fairies, which is the original characteristic folklore gave to them

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    1. Me too. Pixies and fairies that are tricksters are the best. 🙂

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  2. plaridel says:

    where are the good fairies when we need them. 🙂

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    1. They can behave…when they choose. 🙂

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed, Jan! Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a nice weekend. 🙂

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  3. Bear says:

    A cute little tale… better watch out for Lady Cottington and her book!

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    1. Hm, I just looked and Lady Cottington’s book looks quirky and interesting. I’m glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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      1. Bear says:

        It is, it is! If you haven’t seen it in full color, you should try to find it. A bit gruesome, but some of the expressions on the smashed faces are hilarious! hehe!

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  4. Dale says:

    Oh those fairies are such troublemakers! Lovely tale, Brenda.

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    1. They really are aren’t they? 🙂 I’m happy you enjoyed.

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  5. Dan Antion says:

    Very nicely done!

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    1. Thanks so much, Dan, for saying so! I’m happy you enjoyed the story. 🙂

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  6. Bill says:

    The comfort of a child’s imaginations. Who says it isn’t true. Of course it is. Well told, Brenda.

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    1. Of course! Thanks so much, Bill, for your encouraging comment. 🙂

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      1. Bill says:

        You’re welcome, Brenda.

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  7. Dear Brenda,

    Oh those fairies. Fun and imaginative tale.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Thanks so much, Rochelle, I’m glad you found it fun! 🙂

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  8. Absolutely charming Brenda!

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    1. Thanks so much, Keith, for saying so! 🙂

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  9. draliman says:

    Benji has some little friends to create mischief with 🙂

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    1. He certainly does, and they’re more than his imagination. Thanks for stopping by, Ali. 🙂

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  10. granonine says:

    Love it. I remember thinking fairies were all good, until I met Tinkerbell 🙂

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    1. The same with me. She was a trickster and I loved it! I’m so glad you enjoyed the story. 🙂

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  11. notestowomen says:

    What a delightful and fun story, Brenda. I reminded of all the fairytales I used to enjoy reading as a child.

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments, and I’m glad to remind you of a childhood memory. 🙂 I loved fairytales too!

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  12. Great imagination at play in your story. Either way, fairies are special.
    Cute tale … Have a wonderful weekend … Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks so much, Isadora, for your nice comments. 🙂 I hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend as well!

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  13. mjlstories says:

    Sweet story! I love a naughty fairy.

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    1. They are great fun for sure! I’m glad you enjoyed. 🙂

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  14. Ain Starlingsson, forestbathing hermit says:

    Haha! Very good!

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    1. Yeah! 🙂 I’m very glad you enjoyed.

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  15. Sandra says:

    There’s good, bad and evil fairies. I’m placing this one potentially in the middle until further facts emerge. 🙂

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    1. Very wise. 🙂 We will have to wait and see.

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  16. Vartika says:

    Fairies!!.. they are always become part of imagination.. good story

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    1. Thanks so much, Vartika! 🙂

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  17. Laurie Bell says:

    Oooooooo love this! Sounds like they are wicked creatures indeed and little Benji is enjoying their ‘play’
    Love bad pixies!

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    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the story, Laurie, and the mischievous little guys. 🙂 Thanks for letting me know!

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  18. dorahak says:

    Those naughty pixies. They’re going to get Benji in trouble, aren’t they?! Delightful little tale, Brenda, thank you for the smile!
    pax,
    dora

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    1. I’m very happy that the story made you smile, Dora! 🙂 Thank you for saying so. Hope you have a nice week ahead.

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