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Intruder In The Garden


PHOTO PROMPT – Copyright – Melanie Greenwood

“What are you doing in my garden?” asked the fairy, her sword level with James’ nose.

James froze.

The fairy, because that was the only word he could think of to describe the tiny, fluttering creature currently pointing her cutlass at him, was scowling.

“I asked you, what you’re doing in my garden!” she demanded.

“Your garden,” James spluttered. “This is my garden! I just bought it.”

“Pah,” the fairy snorted, “You humans. You cannot buy fairy gardens.”

“I could show you the paperwork,” James suggested.

“Paperwork!” laughed the fairy. “Trust me human, paperwork is the least of your concerns.”


(100 Words)

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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Josh Wrenn says

    Even as a human, I am a little baffled by the concept of land ownership.

  2. Haha! Well, at least she’s tiny, huh? Although I’m not sure that’s going to be much comfort to our new “landowner” as time passes.


    • Perhaps! One should always make sure to read the fine print to avoid the accidental purchase of small, flying, mythical creatures wielding swords.

    • It’s new I think, unless I’ve used in on a previous template a forgotten about it completely, but thank you all the same. I’m hoping this will be the design that sticks for the site, I’ve played around with it enough by this point I think. Thanks for reading.

  3. Big grin on my face. Loved it, and can easily see this as the beginning of something longer. In other words, it makes me want to see more of these two characters.

  4. I reckon that after a shaky start, they’ll get along famously and she’ll defend his garden from those pesky pixies.
    Great dialogue!

  5. They didn’t get off to very good start, did they? If I saw a fairy with fluttering wings, I would do whatever she said. Nicely done. This maze needs a fairy.

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