Merlyn MacLeod, Author

Merlyn MacLeod, Author

Two wenches writing as one. Named after the falcon, not the mage.

For the Faeries Who Live at the Bottom of the Garden

15 July 2014 | 1 Comment

"He finds her, and this is the consequence."

“Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?”
~ Douglas Adams

No, Douglas. It’s not. Because a fairy needs a garden and much love and creative support to survive and thrive in this world. Especially when a little boy comes tearing down the path and rips off her wings — as some little boy will eventually do, come what may.

Not only does having your wings ripped off hurt a hell of a lot, and scar you for life; some fairies are scarred for life and don’t quite understand why.

And another thing — that garden you think so beautiful is only beautiful because the damn fairy made it beautiful in the first place.

So perhaps it’s best if little boys do ignore the fairies at the bottom of the garden. The fairies will be much safer that way, if the little boys play their war and power games at the top of the garden where the sharp rocks are. There they can bloody knees and noses and break their bones, and leave fairy hearts safely alone.

Bonus Song: “Fairies Living at the Bottom of the Garden” by Renaissance (1981, British Pop)

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  1. Yeah, you tell him, Merlyn! I wish we could keep our fairies safe, but gardens just do not thrive with barbed wire encircling them and big, deep-voiced dogs with big teeth ordering us about. I guess we must be brave and risk letting the errant little boy our fairy garden in order for us to be able to enjoy the beauty and freedom along with our free-flying fairies. it’s scary and it’s risky, and there are days when somebody does get a handful of wing and crumple it, but I have fairy-sized Band-aids and superglue in my pocket. We’ll keep fixing the hurts and little wings as best we can and try to keep those hurtful people out of our garden. They’ll never keep us grounded. We will make a better world than theirs, and yes, with fairies at the bottom of the garden.

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