I had been sitting for a few hours now, clutching the string the fairy had provided. Waiting… waiting…
I began to get very sleepy. Pinching myself began to lose its effect 😉 ! I started to wonder if the culprit would even–
A small crunching noise sounded from beyond the bushes. Could it be?
I hoisted myself onto my tired feet to see what might have made the noise.
I smiled wide. The culprit was as I expected!
“Here girl!” I called.
And Kaity came bounding into my arms!
“You little troublemaker!” I said playfully, as she knocked me off my feet.
It took her a while to calm down, but I managed to tie the string on her collar as a makeshift leash that I tied around my wrist securely.
Then I laid down with her by my side and slept.
“Good morning,” the fairy said, waking me up.
“I found the culprit!” I exclaimed eagerly, patting Kaity on the head. “She’s my dog. I deeply apologize for the trouble she caused.”
“I forgive you,” the fairy said, not so enthusiastically.
“What’s wrong?” I inquired.
The fairy furrowed her brow, hesitating to reply. “I should have told you! It’s no use! You caught the culprit, but the damage is done! Without a storehouse, no fairies can live here. And I can’t build one by myself! I’m sorry I put you through this hopeless ordeal!” She bit her lip, her tiny eyes gleaming with tears.
“Let me help you,” I replied softly. “Let me help you rebuild.”
She looked at me with a joyful, glowing face. And with that we began.
I got to learn how the fairies make their seemingly magical mud. So thin, yet so sturdy.
She even gave me permission to use the recipe in a science fair! I laughed to myself, for I was sure to win this year!
And by noon that day, we were done building–an impossible task for one fairy, but a very quick one for a fairy and a human!
“How can I ever thank you!” The fairy exclaimed. “Now fairies will return, and I will be able to live safely in my home! Perhaps you would like citizenship in my town! You could live here with us!”
I chuckled, citizenship in fairyland, wouldn’t that be amazing!?
“You know,” I said, “what I really would like, is just to go home.”
“Then home you will have!” she responded gleefully. “I will take you to the top of the cliff you fell from, and I imagine you can take it from there?”
Home! At last!
Only one more part left! Stay tuned for the finale!
Have you enjoyed this series? Are you looking forward to the finale?
P.S. The nighttime pictures actually weren’t taken at night! I took them in the day, and then edited them on Picmonkey! 🙂
Hi everyone! I’ve thought up a new photostory! It will probably have about 6 parts, and, as you can see by the title, is called Lost.
Grace’s Point of View
Today has been an interesting day. Kaity dug under the fence and ran off. We had no idea where she was. And in case you were wondering, yes, we did check under the beds to see if she was napping again. XD
Caroline was off at a friend’s house–I think she was going to hang up “lost dog” posters while she was there–and Julie was doing schoolwork, so Clara and I made plans to go throw a Frisbee around outside.
That is, if Clara could finish her online game! Recently, she has been really into games where your character is trying to survive in the wilderness after crashing their plane, or getting lost in the mountains, or something.
“Come on, Clara! Are you finished yet?” I asked, quite anxious to leave.
“Almost done,” she mumbled, eyes fixed on the game. Her character was connecting wires on a radio they had found.
“Can you finish later?”
“Oh, alright,” she said, closing the laptop and hopping up to go.
We took a walk to a large grassy area we liked to play in, and on the way, Clara gave me a detailed explanation of what to do if I was ever stranded in the wilderness. I listened politely, nodding here and there. Clara should really be in girl scouts.
Finally, we made it. I pulled out the Frisbee and we stepped a little ways from each other.
Clara caught it perfectly.
“Here goes nothing!” she called. She took a stance and gave it a shot.
“Perfect throw!” I said, catching the spinning disc. We tossed it back and forth like that for a while, but I soon wanted to shake things up, “Let’s move farther apart!”
We both took a few steps back.
It was Clara’s turn to throw. “I don’t know if I can make it!”
“Just throw a little harder,” I advised, smiling.
She threw harder alright! It went sailing over my head to who knows where!
“Wow, Clara!” I laughed. “I’ll go get that!” She nodded and gave me an exaggerated embarrassed look.
Until finally I found it, up high in a tree!
A rock rose up some of the height of the tree, and then dropped down into a cliff. I shrugged it off. I’ll just be careful. I won’t slip.
And with that, I ascended the rock, reaching for the Frisbee. Just a little further!
I took a small step towards the Frisbee, perilously balancing over the cliff.
I stretched and touched the Frisbee, biting my lip. And with my next shuffle towards the disc, I toppled it down, and to my shock, toppled myself too, and went tumbling down the cliff, shouting, though no one was in earshot.
I felt my head hit hard against a rock as my world went black.
*insert dramatic music sting* What do you think? I plan on posting a new part every Wednesday, so stay tuned for part 2!
So in my last post I mentioned that I needed to get a photoshoot of Grace. Here it is! I’m looking forward to cooler weather, and so I dressed Grace up in a more fall-like outfit on a rainy, slightly cooler, yet very humid day.
“There are a some fallen leaves…” 😉
Those last two are my favorites 🙂
Are you looking forward to Autumn? Which picture(s) are your favorite?
Have a nice day!
P.S. I noticed from my archives that each month has 11 or 12 posts. I’m trying to beat that this month, so my goal is to post every other day this month… we’ll see if I can make it!