“Duck!” Charlie called out to his sister.
Instead of heeding his advice, she continued forward and smacked into the stone wall.
Charlie heard a loud thump as his sister smashed into the wall.
“Sis, are you okay?” He nervously hovered over a clump of grass until he noticed movement beside the overgrown heather. He swooped toward her. “Why don’t you listen to me?”
Caroline ignored her brother’s scolding.
“The Queen said one more accident and she will snip your wings.”
Caroline turned in Charlie’s direction and snapped, “Then don’t tell her.”
Charlie stood silent for a minute then said, “I won’t tell.”
A tear rolled down Caroline’s face, “Please help me fly Charlie.” She lifted herself off the ground and looked into his eyes, “Please, what kind of fairy will I be without wings?”
Charlie draped his arm over Caroline’s shoulder and gently guided her toward home. “Come on Sis, we will try again tomorrow.”
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I love stories about fairies! And, I loved this story. I hope he will be able to help her fly tomorrow because she has a will of iron. 🙂 Great story! Welcome to Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers! We are happy you have found us and hope to read more of your stories.
Thank you for such a kind welcome. I look forward to learning from the other aspiring writers!
We are all learning from one another. 🙂
Great short story clip! I’ll have to check this site out for the winter. . When most of my subjects are sleeping 😉
Yes! We don’t want this typing fingers to go idle!!
If she wants him to help her learn to fly she’s going to have to start listening to him! A sweet story. I love the relationship you depict between the siblings. 🙂
Thank you for taking time to read my story and comment.
Learning to listen can be a hard lesson….hopefully Caroline will learn before it’s too late! 🙂
Love your short story.The way the two children are bound together can be seen. They help each other out all the time.
You are welcome(and a good writer too)
What a beautiful and creative way to use the prompt. This reminded me of tinker bell and Barbie which I both love. The relationship between the brother and sister did it for me. Great piece.
I appreciate you taking time to read my entry and comment. I’m glad you like the relationship between the characters.
I hope your week goes well