A PEEK INTO A FAIRY TALE
The door swung open to my surprise as I walked up to my little garden shed. Had I left it half closed yesterday? I thought. As I got closer and stepped inside I noticed my garden pots strewn about. Then I saw something peculiar.
Just below my workbench stood open another little door. I bent down to get a better look and froze; there before me stood a thing I had only heard about in fairy tales. She had bright red hair unbound and curling down her back and beautiful sparkling little green eyes. Her complexion was a creamy white with rosy red cheeks. She wore an earthen colored garment like that of a small dress. She gave a quirk of a smile and said, “Hello, I am glad to finally meet you.”
“Hel-lo,” I slowly said; still not believing what I saw.
“We did not wish to bother you, but your cat has been stalking us as we gather berries from your briar patch. Please keep her from the briars for three days more. We are collecting for the winter.”
“Sorry, I’ll do as you ask,” I said shaking my head. She grinned and then the door swung shut.