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I guess it’s a good thing that I didn’t get all the Halloween decorations put away because Odette found a large pumpkin to use as a temporary home. “Sprinkle a few mushrooms here an there an twill be a dandy home, nice an cozy!” I had my doubts. It looked a little cramped to me, so I went in search of a couple of the larger pumpkins that I had put out in the garage on a shelf last October.

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I cut  holes in the sides of the pumpkins and grabbed my handy dandy duct tape (I always say that with duct tape and WD 40 you can fix anything). When I had all the pumpkins taped together I presented them to Warren and Odette. “Now you have a gnome mansion!” Just because they were only going to be inside until the weather got warmer didn’t mean that they had to be cramped.

Ferne had been busy pulling the Spanish moss out of my house plants to use as roofing and proceeded to spread it all over the top of the pumpkins. She turned to Odette for inspection. “Aye lass, you be doin’ a grand job of it.” Inspired by the praise, Ferne redoubled her efforts, and when she thought that the moss was perfect, she waived her wand and let a light coat of golden glitter filter down over the entire thing.

Odette had been busy carving the “eyes” into windows and was putting the finishing touch on the green curtains she had hung up. The “mouth” of one pumpkin became the front door. Warren had been inspecting the seams and when he came around to the front, he reached into a small pouch that hung at his waist. With a grand gesture he flung a handful of glitter at the abode. The sparkling mist hung in the air for only a moment then settled around the windows, producing a glowing rendition of window shutters.

I would never have thought that pumpkins could be made to look anything like a house, but here it was, complete with green curtains at the windows and shiny shutters on the outside. We all stood back and beamed at our handiwork, (well some of us hung in mid air). “Papa, it would be lookin’ like grand auntie two toes old gourd back home!”

Looking around, I tried to picture where we were going to put the new home so that the dogs wouldn’t get at it. I noticed blasts of green light shooting out from around the cabinet doors beneath the kitchen sink. Hurrying over, I opened the doors just in time to see Pip swing her wand at a can of cleanser…no! not my cleanser!

© Tami Ruesch, The Misty World of Arial Hollyberry, 2009.

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For those who would rather listen, you can find all of the audio post in one convenient place, just look under the tab "Faeries in word and song". These are arranged from earliest to most recent so that you will be caught up on all the adventures. Turn up your sound!

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"Kind One?"
"Yes Arial..."
"You forgot something."
"I don't think so Arial, what are you talking about?"
"look at the bottom of the posts!"
"I still don't...wait a minute...oh of course! Thanks for bringing that to my attention, what ever would I do without you."

Arial wants me to point out that you can also listen to each post by playing the audio at the end of each posting.

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Fun Fairie Facts

You Know a Fairie is Present When...

You hear a whispering of leaves.
You see a whirlwind.
You feel a tingling sensation in your hair.
You have an unexplained loss of time.
You laugh uncontrollably, or feel exceptionally silly.
You see blades of grass bending when there
is no one around.

The Most Likely Place for Fairie Portals Are...

Lake shores
Islands
Glades in the forest
Where two roads intersect
Fences and border hedges (this is Arial's favorite)
Stairwells, hallways and landings
Tidal pools
Bends in a road
Thresholds

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I would like to give special thanks to Gail Schimmelpfennig for allowing me to put her wonderful poem "Seeking the Muse" on my site. You can read her poem in the fairy poetry section under "Fairies in Word and Song". Gail is Utah State Poetry Society's 2009 Poet of the Year, and I'm proud to say, a dear friend. You can find her on FaceBook where there is a group for the Utah poets.