Fairies

Submitted: Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:25
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I know it's not the place, but my 13 yr old daughter won a school competeition with this short story, so I just had to share, plus it makes an interesting addition to the search section.

"Aren't they beautiful, Joanne? The fairies. Each and everyone like butterflies with wings as delicate as glass. Their hair entwined with flowers, waving with the breeze. Gently tiptoeing to another flower, with butterfly wings looking like peals. It really is a magical sight, dear Joanne.
Hand me the fly spray!"

By Cailin
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Reply By: Nudenut - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:27

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:27
hahahahaha
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:48

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:48
A perfect place her short story. Reminds me of Willem's stories so it is very appropriate. Well done Cailin!
Andrew
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:56

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:56
Thanks Andrew
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 12:59

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 12:59
hahahahahahah thats very good, hope you gave her a big hug.

Baz.
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Reply By: Savvas - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:18

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 13:18
LOL ... so much for "Tread Lightly"!
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Reply By: Wombat - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 15:57

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 15:57
Sounds to me like Cailin would like the Roald Dahl (my favourite author) genre of stories. To quote "British writer, famous for his ingenious short stories and macabre children's books. Dahl's taste for cruelty, rudeness to adults, and the comic grotesque fascinated young readers, but upset many adult critics." Get her a copy of 'Roald Dahl's revolting rhymes' and for when she's a little bit older 'Kiss Kiss' - the absolute best selection of short stories (all with twisted endings) that anyone could ever read.
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:55

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:55
Thanks Wombat, I will tell her, the "Kiss Kiss" one rings a bell, she may know it already, but it sounds like it would be just up her alley
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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:48

Friday, May 21, 2004 at 19:48
That is absolutely priceless!!!

Rhiannan, my daughter is the same......... the classic was about "Her First Love.......", how she picked him up, cared for him, took him to bed, put his collar on and took him for walks.........

Yes, our kids always seem to do us proud...........

Tell her you posted up on the forum, and the guy's loved it!!
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:58

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 19:58
lol, I bet that had you worried when you were reading the first few lines, It just amazed me that she had picked up a little of my sense of humor, and yep you are right, they do do us proud.
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Reply By: Aandy(WA) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 13:49

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 13:49
*petals Don't they teach spelling in schools now?
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:02

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:02
It's typing they don't teach the parents....what a pity the spell checker couldn't pick up you putting the capital letter on "Don't" instead of where it belonged on "petals"....and I bet you checked it a couple of times for spelling mistakes before you posted it too...LOL
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Follow Up By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:05

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:05
I have to ask why you even bothered posting a reply to begin with? Weren't you told if you didn't have anything constructive to say don't say anything at all? Obviously not all kids do their parents proud after all
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Follow Up By: Aandy(WA) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:35

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:35
The original error commenced with a lower case letter. Hence the correction also commenced with a lower case letter.
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:40

Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 20:40
Oh...sorry, the lack of punctuation, and also having better things to do, threw me! Why don't you go thu the archives and work out just how many typing errors there are? I mean, if you really have nothing else to do.
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Follow Up By: Aandy(WA) - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 19:17

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 19:17
I'm just thinking about your response. It's OK to make mistakes because others make mistakes seems to be what you're telling me. You should learn from your mistakes and not make excuses for them. You have a talented daughter who will, in time, cringe when you publicly boast about her achievements. In fact you started by saying that you KNEW it wasn't the place.
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Reply By: Gajm (VIC) - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 21:17

Monday, May 24, 2004 at 21:17
Aandy....now you are the one who wanted to start something about schooling because I missed a letter when typing! I also freely admitted I'd made a mistake typing, so what's your point regarding making excuses? I've seen previous posts from you and they were full of mistakes, yet no one had a go at you....nor have I seen you have a go at anyone elses mistakes,. So you either think a 13 yr old girl is fair game, or you have one of those teacher bashing agendas. Either way, it's very sad.

Your comment about "who will, in time, cringe" is quite amazing, you state that as a fact, yet you know neither me nor my daughter. More to the point, IF she does cringe, who cares? Should we no longer praise them, or show baby pictures, or celebrate their birthdays on here because they MAY cringe? Surely you must realise a lot of our kids MAY cringe simply when we post anything they deem lame and put our names to it.

Lastly I am thankfull it's not up to your narrow minded opinion about what should or shouldn't be posted on here, the facts are that if indeed it was inappropriate, David and Michelle would have simply deleted the post and let me know for future reference. Luckily they are in charge, and seem more than happy for us all to post non 4wd comments about our kids, their birthdays, achievements, and the birth of children, the human element is what makes this forum and site such a success.

Give it up and get over it!
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Follow Up By: Aandy(WA) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:43

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:43
I don't make mistakes.
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Follow Up By: Aandy(WA) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:47

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:47
But it was YOU who said it was not the place. Don't you remember your first post?
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