Flash Fiction–The Dew Fairy


The woods and wildflowers surrounding the weather-beaten boardwalk leading to the lake were wet with dewdrops when I chanced upon a magical creature sitting atop a queen-anne-lace flower. A spider web enveloped the flower and sunlight had prismed the fairy. I held my breath lest she fly away.

When I returned from my swim, only the flower and spider web remained—the dewdrops evaporated by the sun.

Years later, I returned to that boardwalk hoping to find the dew-fairy of my childhood. She has never evaporated from my memory.

by joni sack
Boca Raton Branch, FL


  1. Gerry Tatham says:

    A lovely story by Lovely Joni. So much talent in such a small bundle. Good work, Fiction Fairy! How wonderful to have shared your art.
    Love and HURRAH

  2. joni sack says:

    This is a true story. No one but I could see this tiny being. I stood enthralled for a long time before the whistle blew summoning me to the waterfront. I paint pictures with clouds and trees too.

    • This is such a magical story! If only we could retain the wonder and natural insight of childhood.

  3. I am loving reading the variety of stories submitted for Flash Fiction Fall! Does anyone else have the urge to “illustrate” this one?