East Tower

Mushroom growing from Tree knoll

The ad was enticing: “River view, private entrance, doorbug, generous acorn storage and no neighbors for several fae furlongs — a successful fairy’s dream residence.” Mister Fister the Fighting Fae was tired of ducking admirers and signing the wings of fluttering fans. The East Tower was perfect for a beleaguered celebrity. Much more salubrious than the Fungus Lloyd Wriggle Condopolis down below!

Tree lined with bracket fungus

In he moved, shouldering his thistle-woven boxing gloves, his collection of iridescent scarabs and a bevy of trophies. He wandered, room to room, looking for the perfect chair. The silence was louder than a roaring crowd. He missed his Russian Stag Beetle neighbor’s pine needle symphonium. He even missed the relentless creole creaking of the Louisiana crickets.

He moved back to the condopolis within a fortnight, and his fans welcomed him with a party that lasted a week. Noise complaints lodged with the FES (Fae Enforcement Squad) resulted in the deployment of several FES officers, but they joined the party. The Nectar Nippery was drank dry, the Buttery Bakery eaten empty, and the Pudding Palace was completely consumed. Several bankrupt fans fled the trolls, and Mister Fister lost his next match. He never regretted a moment.

Copyright 2015 Brenda Davis Harsham

30 thoughts on “East Tower

    • Thanks, OldPoet56. I visited your site and read you musings on the creation of the earth in 6 days. I like the way you reconcile the mystery with science. I couldn’t find a way to comment or follow your site, though. Take care, Brenda


  1. Haha…the very thought of living in a mushroom! Thanks for the amusement!! That’s a very perfect looking mushroom growing out of that tree – could make a great home (if we were small enough). I wonder if the trees mind?! 😉


  2. I would much rather have the tower which would be rather like “the penthouse” with no one underneath than the condopolis (fungopolis where swinging fungi live), Brenda.
    Wow, yes to kids books and your amazing imagination!! ♡ Great practice run! 🙂


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