#SOL16 Day 30
The Tree Fairies, con't.
Long, long ago there was a land full of tree fairies. Although no one had ever seen one, the old folk would tell stories of magic and lights. It was said that when the moon came out each night, that one only had to make a wish and that a tree fairy would grab the wish and carry it up to the moon. One night as her family took their evening walk, Sue Ellen saw the moon and remembered her grammy telling her the story late at night. So she closed her eyes, and whispered, "I wish I could fly." No sooner had the wish left her trembling lips then she began to feel the leaves swirl beneath her feet. The winds danced around her ankles and she felt herself floating off the ground.
Sue Ellen couldn't be sure if it was the wind that carried her or something else. A faint light could be seen around her scuffed up tennis shoes. Was it just an ordinary lightning bug? The kind that she would run after and put in an old mason jar? She tried to capture the light between her hands but it swirled to and fro. This wasn't an ordinary lightning bug. Could it be a real tree fairy? The glow became brighter as it circled Sue Ellen's head.
The glow twinkled and she yearned to reach out and touch it. She lifted her arms out to her sides. But the rushing wind carried her higher. She pinched herself to see if she was really flying or only dreaming. Looking down she saw her family running after her. On the edge of a cloud she heard her momma say, "Sue Ellen, you come down here right this instant. You hear me?" She began to giggle and said, "Momma, I've got to see the Tree Fairies."