Flying with the Green Fairy…Friday Fictioneers.

We call her “Le Petite Danseuse“, after that sculpture by Degas. The story goes that she wears a long white tutu, and pirouettes round and round like a music box dancer. As yet, I’ve never seen her. Not that I haven’t looked. Waited. Even played my violin hoping she’d come. Nothing.

Pierre from accounts captured a blurry, white image on his phone. Reckons this was a dance studio, and a young ballerina died when the Brits bombed Paris.

Bet it’s only steam from the kettle. Or, that he’s drunk too much Absinthe, and gone flying with the “green fairy”.

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This has been another contribution for Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wishoff Fields. This week’s photo image was provided by Yarnspinner.

I also wanted to let you know that I’ve been participating in the Blogging A-Z April Challenge. My theme this year is Writing Letters to Dead Artists. Here’s a link to my  Weekly Round up

If you are participating in the challenge, please leave a link to your blog and a brief intro in the comments below.

Best wishes,




24 thoughts on “Flying with the Green Fairy…Friday Fictioneers.

  1. Rowena Post author

    Thank you very much, Linda. I struggled initially with the image and then thought of someone setting up a dance studio in that abandoned space and the rest popped up. My daughter dances and it’s become part of my way of life.
    Best wishes,

  2. Rowena Post author

    Thank you very much, Sandra. I was lucky that Absinthe is known as the Green Fairy as it played well into the story.

  3. Rowena Post author

    Thanks, Liz.
    The green fairy is a euphemism for absinthe, which conveniently worked in with the ghost theme. Google can be very helpful at times.
    Best wishes,

  4. Rowena Post author

    I was just about to pop over and see what you were up to. Good luck with catching up and don’t give up. I find I do my best writing each year during this challenge. There’s something magic about the pressure of writing like this every day and writing through a topic alphabetically rather than sequentially, puts a different slant on a topic. You end up darting all over the place and I think that rough structure brings disconnected ideas together and presents a fresh perspective.
    Best wishes,

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