Flash Fiction–The Dew Fairy

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