Fairy Forlorn was the saddest fairy in Stream by the Wold. She had gotten lost one winter day, and had hibernated by herself all winter long under a mound of earth deep within the moor. In the spring, when the flowers nudged up through the soil, she searched and searched for her kind, but nowhere near Stream by the Wold could she find them. She searched in the trees.
She tried shining her fairy light at twilight, but only fireflies came. She tried singing on a stone beside some roses, but no one came except a bunny.
She slept in the cradle of a leaf, not quite unfurled until the night when all the trees were fully in leaf, and the sun high in the sky. She flitted here and there, from shade tree to shade tree. She rested in a glorious patch of tickseed beside a honey bee. The honey bee suggested, with her wiggly dance, that she continue east.
The sun was high overhead when Fairy Forlorn saw the stone circle.
She heard it first, the happy, tinkling sound of a party in the Wold with vivid lights twinkling in a small stone circle. A pavilion decorated with a pine cone and a flower was the center of the largest fairy gathering in years. Music played and fairies danced the Sun Dance, round and round, east to west, celebrating summer and thanking the sun for its gifts.
Fairy Forlorn sat gratefully on the brick chair in the pavilion surrounded by her kin, who all cheered when they saw her, and she was forlorn no more. She took back her name of Fairy Radiance, and danced the Sun Dance until night fell.
Copyright 2013 Brenda Davis Harsham
Note: This fairy house was created by my daughter and I for Creative Magic’s contest to create something from nothing, using nothing purchased and no tools — all found materials. In our case, we found the objects in the woods, and made a fairy circle and pavilion. The contest runs until the end of July, please enter if you are crafty, or even if you are not! It’s fun to create something out of nothing.