Drabble: Count to ten, try again

The companion piece to Sweet Devastation.

Genre: slice of life, fantasy


~ Count to ten, try again~

All he wanted to do was to make a cake for his foster mother’s upcoming birthday. He started the day thinking that baking the cake would be the hardest part. He didn’t think that keeping the cake intact would be so much harder.

Despite his effort, he couldn’t stop the fairies from flying off with his fresh cake into the study. Just when he thought things couldn’t get any worse, one of the fairies blew up the cake, coating the whole room in cake bits.

He rushed to the storage room to grab some tools to clean the room, but wasn’t fast enough to spare his foster mother the shock of seeing her devastated room. Like everyone else, she couldn’t see the fairies, so he couldn’t even blame the mess on them.

Count to ten, try again.

He reached for the familiar mantra to calm himself down. He sent his foster mother out of the room, then turned to the fairies, who looked guilty and ready to help.

Unfortunately, their idea of ‘helping’ was to give his foster mother a whole new study, fairy style. The thought was nice, but she would definitely notice the new architecture, and how would he explain that? He didn’t want to get kicked out of another house.

One of the fairies turned the chair into a log bench.

“Stop that!”

The bench dropped and exploded into gummy bears.

“What happened?” his foster mother asked at the stairs.

“Nothing. Everything’s fine. Go back and rest.”

Count to ten, try again. Count to ten, try again.

Somehow, he would fix this mess. With or without the fairies’ help.


Posted on January 27, 2017, in Short Stories and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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