Wednesday, 9 February 2011
Tooth fairy trinkets
In fact, I still can't begin... You see I promised someone a small favour. No sooner had I hit publish on my first post yesterday than the world of mythical creatures came alive and began to bombard me with helpful(?) advice and requests to write about them (they are such a vain lot).
The most vociferous of which was Wistle, a tooth fairy. She can talk the hind legs off a unicorn that one and I was forced to give in just for a moment's peace. She has a request to make of her little human friends on behalf of herself and her many thousands of hard-worked colleagues (she made me add that last bit in!).
You see, every night they fly hundreds of miles, often in the foulest of weather to carry their tiny teeth treasures back to their workshop. They finally arrive at each destination and creep into slumbering bedrooms weighed down by coins at least ten times their bodyweight. Exhausted they sigh with relief that they have at last reached their destination, but can they relax? Why no dear Readers no. Next they have to search for said tooth under a pillow weighed down by a sleepy head. Imagine - a tiny piece of enamel under a soft mountain of polyester (they prefer feathers for future reference - although the Eider Duck will remain eternally grateful for that particular invention).
"Why, oh why?" she asks plaintively, must children hide their teeth so? Such treasure should be kept in the manner to which it has become accustomed. She has presented me with this box within which she entreats you to place your fallen tooth. It will be much easier to find she insists - especially if placed on a bedside table.
Before she left she whispered to me that a great event was happening in Bloglandia - a sharing of gifts, an opening of hearts and creativity. She asked that I might present this tooth fairy box to a lucky winner. Who am I to say no to such a request.
All you have to do is leave Wistle or me a message right here and on Feb 18th we'll wave our magic wands and conjure up a lucky winner. You can see all the other magical people who are entering here. Oh yes, there'll be something to put the box in too - for it is very tiny. It's a Fairy Godmother bag - standard issue, but nonetheless really quite smart. Strictly speaking I'm not supposed to give them out to mere mortals, but I won't tell if you don't!
Now I've done my duty by the tooth fairy population, perhaps I might be allowed to get on with my own stories...