The Hungry Fairy

“I will turn you into a beansprout,” said the fairy to the mischievous firefly.

“You wouldn’t! Whom else will you chase hour after hour at the ending of the day? Who else would light your way?” the firefly said.

“It doesn’t matter, firefly. I will turn you into a beansprout,” said the fairy again, this time with a giggle at the end.

“You wouldn’t! Whom else would you hold in the palm of your hand until the tickle of their feet make you laugh? Who else will forgive when a wave of your wand zaps them?” the firefly said.

“My dear firefly, I am hungry. Who else would I call on to fill my hunger?”

“You wouldn’t!” the firefly shrieked.

“I will turn you into a beansprout,” the fairy said with a wave of her wand.

A beansprout landed gently in the palm of her hand. She held it eye level and said, “Oh, my dear firefly, but I would.”


This week celebrates the 33rd challenge of those mind behind Trifecta. We were given 3 challenges. I answered the first one: “Write a 33-333 word response to the following quote: β€œWhat I tell you three times is true.” by Lewis Carroll. You do not have to use the actual quote in your response, but you may if you wish.”

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A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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12 thoughts on “The Hungry Fairy”

  1. Diane Turner says:


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  2. Carrie says:

    it’s very cute. Something you might tell a child when they misbehave: “Don’t break the rules of the fairy will turn you into a beansprout!” πŸ˜‰

    1. SAM says:

      My daughter found treasure in a thrift store last week. It’s called something like 366 Bedtime Stories, and each story is dated for a day of the year. They are all mostly fairy tales, and well, I guess the magic is rubbing off on me a little. LOL

  3. Lance says:

    around here I say “peace out brussel sprout” when I leave the house. I may change it to bean sprout in your honor.

    great flow, yo

    1. SAM says:

      HAHAHHAHAHA!! Love it. πŸ™‚

      Sent from my iPad

      1. Lance says:

        oh, and your story was well written and full of sweetness

  4. Chelle says:

    I really did LOL when I read what the fairy said and did at the end.
    A great, light piece with fun vibes.

    1. SAM says:

      It.’s not always dark and brooding over here. πŸ˜‰ I actually had a lot of fun writing this. I’m considering trying on some children’s stories for size.I

  5. jesterqueen (@jesterqueen) says:

    How delightful!! I love the fairy saying “Oh, but I would” at the end. Poor firefly. Not as indispensable as he thought.

    1. SAM says:

      He was not. I’m glad it didn’t come across sinister. I was hoping for light, and delightful, and funny.

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