Airy Nothings

“Hey, Puck, you sodding bastard, look at me!”

I peered at the furious fairy over the rim of my beer mug. “Good morrow, fairest spirit in the land. What cause—”

“Don’t talk to me like that,” she said. “And don’t you dare give me that cheeky grin.”’

“But how have I offended thee, my dear?” I asked, lowering my voice to avoid making a scene in the crowded pub.

She glared at me. “You don’t even remember who I am.”

“Of course I do, Pease… Mustard… Cobweb… Moth!”

“Fourth time’s the charm, you shrewd and knavish sprite. You moaned my name enough the other night.”

My eyes wandered over her tangle of dark hair, sapphire-blue eyes, crimson lips, settling finally on her ample bosom. Ah, yes, that was a bosom to commit to memory.

I held out a hand to touch her face and, with a flick of the wrist, I produced a red rose from thin air.

“Could I forget a flower like yourself?” I asked.

She grabbed my mug, dumped the beer in my lap and stalked out. But I knew she’d be back… Once she noticed the donkey ears.

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15 Responses to “Airy Nothings”

  1. Laura Eno says:

    This was great! Welcome to #fridayflash!

  2. Marisa Birns says:

    Bosoms, ears. Ah, the stuff of romance and magic. . .

    Welcome to #fridayflash!

  3. Ha! What a trickster. Very cute. You’ve described the scene really well using just dialogue. Nicely done.

  4. Sam says:

    Awesome! Had me hooked from the first (wonderful) line. There will be a sequel, right? Welcome to #fridayflash BTW. 🙂

  5. Valerie says:

    Hey all, thanks for the comments! I’m not sure about a sequel but I can give it a shot. I’m sure Puck is always ready for new mischief.

  6. Maria Kelly says:

    Great little story. Had me hooked from the opening. Laughed out loud at the “donkey ears” ending. Welcome to Friday Flash! 🙂

  7. Jim Dempsey says:

    This was great. Turned out to be a very different story than I’d expected from the first few lines, and I liked that surprise. Some tension at the amateur dramatics society, methinks.

    And this line fitted perfectly: “Fourth time’s the charm, you shrewd and knavish sprite. You moaned my name enough the other night.”

    very witty and clever story, thanks

  8. Valerie says:

    Thanks for reading! Glad you liked it. It was fun working with an established character in a new environment. I’m eager to try it again sometime.

  9. ganymeder says:

    Oh, this is just awesome. I love the Midsummer Night’s Dream tie-in. Great job and welcome to #fridayflash!

  10. Ha! Loved the beer in the lap! And the donkey ears at the end. Nice, bright, happy tale, welcome to flash!

  11. A very refreshing little piece, welcome to #fridayflash

    “that was a bosom to commit to memory” – great line!

  12. Valerie says:

    Thanks for the kind welcome, all. Glad to have found #fridayflash and I look forward to many more fun Friday fics.

  13. That was hilarious! A great intro to the #fridayflash world.

  14. Tony Noland says:

    Nothing like Shakespeare fanfic to set one’s a’glow.

  15. John Wiswell says:

    I don’t know what the now-defunct #fridayflash was going to be, but I found this oldy cute and fun. Thanks for the backlog link, Valerie.

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