House Fairies?

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House Fairies?

The back door came unhinged in the hovel she lived in.
so when she got back home from wherever she had been,
there had been a kind intruder who sparkled up the place.
Tidied up the dishes and polished up its face.
Brightened up the house by cleaning all the glass—
giving the mirrors and windows more than just a pass.
Plumped up all the sofa cushions, scrubbed down all the floors.
Polished all the bathroom fixtures, fixed all of the doors.
Grime and dust and smudges that had grown over the years
were abolished in one massive cleaning in arrears.
Who the house fairy might have been, she never quite determined,
but her house was clean and glowing, its corners all de-vermined.
At first she was in shock and astonished at the brass
of the home invasion, but then it came to pass
that she kind of liked the order, the cleanliness and polish.
She wondered who it was who might have come in to abolish
all of her disorder, her smudginess and mess,
replacing it with all this pristine loveliness.
She never found the answer, but to encourage even more,
for the whole rest of her life, she never locked the door!!!

Prompt words today are sparkle, unhinged, hovel, brighten and year.

20 thoughts on “House Fairies?

  1. bylightofmoon

    Reblogged this on ByLightOfMoon and commented:
    One of my loves is Fairies, Hobbits, Gnomes, Sprites, etc. and I used to look for all when I walked the woods at our old cabin. My discoveries always gave me a basketful of forest items to bring home, I found lots of mushrooms, even fairy rings, and ideas they gave me when they had an overnight party. I collected the moss the deer kicked up and made fairy gardens where I transplanted the moss.
    What a delight! Use your imagination, you might find something also. I did bring some moss to our new cabin where different moss grows here, It is a work in progress! Smiles, Cyndi

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  2. Pingback: House Fairies? — lifelessons – a blog by Judy Dykstra-Brown | By the Mighty Mumford

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