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PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot Rochelle’s Friday Fictioneers. Other stories featuring the prompt can be found here.

More from The Fairy Express. Meet Yellow Fairy. Other Fairy misdeeds can be read here.


Eeek, how do humans live like this?

No green in sight. No fresh oxygen, only second-third-fourth-fifth handed air.

Why did I ever get on The Fairy Express?

Her unicorn waited at home. 

One prank and I’ll be on the first train out. 

Yellow sighed as she walked along the street, the grey dragging down her mood.

Why can’t I just add a bit of joy?

Because it isn’t what fairies do. Her brother Brown, famous for his doo-doo pranks. 

Not wanting to embarrass her family, Yellow pulled on a tent pole. The structure collapsed. Humans squealed under the chaos. 

She wanted to laugh but couldn’t.

I’m deranged.  


Fudge-dang-it – Yellow backtracked and pulled a little human to safety. Warm arms wrapped around her neck. Maybe failing wouldn’t be so bad, she’ll take her new pet back with her. 


  1. I love this. You successfully present the mind-set of the fairy as similar and at the same time completely different from ours. I just started to like Yellow and then – poof. We’re little more than animals to her.

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  2. I had a problem with internet shortly after commenting on some blogs.
    I think my comment was mixed in with the issue. Can you check your
    SPAM box. I’ll check back to see if it was there. If not, I’ll be back to comment.
    Isadora 😎

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  3. Aah, those little human pets, pity they live in such crowed stale conditions. I had two, they cost a fortune to look after and were constantly needing things as the grew larger.
    Quick, tell her to throw it back under the structure.

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  4. I had a bit of a chuckle from your name selections.
    I like that in fairy lore – Yellow takes children. How will
    we keep dhildren behaving and well-mannered? Tell them
    about Yellow Fairy. ha ha Nicely done … Be safe
    Isadora 😎


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