I Know What I Saw.

I Know What I Saw.

So young, hope was alive but fading fast.

One night, heat still stifling at three a.m., I woke from a fitful sleep.

A fairy sat on my window sill. She smiled and I was comforted.

Mom said I must have been dreaming.


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40 Responses to “I Know What I Saw.”

  1. Mike says:

    What do mums know!
    A great take on the prompt.

  2. Stacie says:

    I believe in fairies! I do! I do! I love this. It reminds me of the time I saw Santa fly by in his sled.

  3. Yep! No matter what anyone says, we know what we saw. Loved you take on the prompt!

  4. But of course they exist! How else do you think I speak with such conviction of them to my daughter? I think we all need that spark of magic to keep us happy.

  5. habibadanyal says:

    Reminded me of Peter Pan. Evrytime someone says they dont believe in them, a fairy dies. :)

  6. KymmInBarcelona says:

    Sweet image. It’s all relative anyway, right?

  7. Meg says:

    So glad she saw a fairy before hope faded. We have to hold onto some semblance of mystery and fables and the impossible in the world. Lovely, as always, Michelle!

  8. Sweet! My daughter loved fairies and leprechauns when she was little. I used to write her special “messages” from them. She’s 21 now, and she still loves Tinkerbell.

  9. tnkerr says:

    My girls discovered “flower fairies” when we lived in England and, I saw the tooth fairy when I was about 5 years old, She came to leave a quarter for my sister.
    That really dates me, huh? A quarter?

  10. I hope the fairy comes back soon. Lovely. Thank you.

  11. Geeta Nair says:

    So good and positive. Loved this one.

  12. Ah, the first line, so true! One can never be too old to believe.

  13. Jennifer G. Knoblock says:

    I’m cheering. Comfort and fading hope restored. Shush, Mom!

  14. Marcy says:

    This is a lovely image of being comforted in the night. 3 a.m. is the worst!

    • michellelongo says:

      3 am is definitely the worst. I still groan when I wake up then. It was nice that at least once something good came of it.

  15. Silverleaf says:

    I hope this restored your hope!
    One sunny day, my friend and I were sitting in my garden and we both watched what could only be described as a tiny white fairy as it flew between us, then disappeared. We still talk about it to this day!

  16. Suzanne says:

    I’m the kind of mom that asks for details (colour, wingspan, glitter factor?).

    I love the way you preface the story in that opening line. Nicely done!

    • michellelongo says:

      Thanks! My mom believed me about the ghost I saw because she said she saw it too. I guess since she didn’t see the fairy it didn’t happen :)

  17. inNateJames says:

    They say children are more susceptible to psychic phenomenon. I don’t know who “they” is. But I believe it, just like children have an easier time learning foreign languages.

  18. Sarah Ann says:

    Wonderful how you create the expectation with the line, ‘hope was alive but fading fast,’ as if in another few months she’d have been too old to see. Lovely story.

  19. Laith says:

    Wonderful work. The innocence of childhood described amazingly.

  20. Tina says:

    Fairies can’t be seen by adults. That’s my story, anyway. Beautifully written!

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