Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Fairytale

by John Xero


Billy believed in fairies.

Not just your garden-variety, hand-sized, dainty flutter mites, clinging to the old ways. Billy believed in them all. The impassioned evangelists, decrying modern modes. The concrete kissing, urban-bred outcasts. The rainbow-chasing freefolk, dancing on the wind.

He believed in them and he told people about them, and he got bullied. He got beaten and left to bleed away into the dirt. He nearly died, that day. But the fairies believed in Billy. They put aside their differences and they brought him back.

Billy knows now, what he must do. The bullies will believe, as they bleed.



16 comments:

  1. Oh - I DO like the idea of a 'concrete kissing, urban-bred outcast' sort of fairy. Good one, Billy!

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    1. Thanks, Sandra, I kinda liked that one, too. =D

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  2. Hippie fairies?

    The bullies don't mess about, wonder if Billy will..

    Nice job. :-)

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    1. I know, hippie fairies... what is the world coming to. ;)

      Thanks, Jack. =)

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  3. Ah, I do live to see a bully get what's coming…

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    1. Bullies get short shrift in fiction, as is only right. Just waiting for the real world to catch up...

      Thanks, Larry. =)

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  4. Thanks for the Friday Flash. I wish more bullies got what they deserved.

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    1. Thanks for commenting. =)

      I just wish there were less bullies...

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  5. I'll put in a second vote for 'concrete kissing, urban-bred outcasts'. Great line.

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  6. That's what we want to see... the bleeding bullies made to believe in fairies, it should give them a whole new perspective on life. :)

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    1. One can only hope, Steve. Thanks. =)

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  7. Ah Billy will be doing some persuading I think..... silly bullies, everyone knows fairies exist. ^_^

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    1. That's certainly the safest attitude, anyway, you know... just in case... ;)

      Thanks, Helen. =)

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  8. Kick their arses Billy! Fabulous, taut and cleverly crafted flash

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