Lillie Whistletoe lived in Mrs. Garner’s garden behind the clemantis vines and in front of the ivy. Her job was to draw the flowers growing in the garden. Mrs. Garner did not know about Lilly or that it was her that designed her lovely garden flowers. Lilly worked happily on her artwork and joyfully sang songs as she worked. Only the bees and hummingbirds could hear Lilly’s beautiful songs.
Lilly, being a garden artist faery, used a teeny tiny drawing compass to draw the circles for the center of the flowers. Every May when the sun burst with it’s warm golden rays and it’s gentle fingers of light lovingly nurtured the garden, Lilly’s designs would bloom with majestic colors to the delight and great joy of the Mrs. Garner (and Lilly).
Little did the giant humans know that their sculpture in the park was really a giant drawing compass, and a tribute to Lilly Whistletoe’s important garden job.
This is my story submission for “Sunday Photo Fiction” kindly hosted by Alistair Forbes. He gives us a photo and approximately 200 words with which we are to use to write our story. This challenge is welcome to all that would like to participate. If you would like to know more, please click on the challenge icon below.
40 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction – Lilly Whistletoe”
This is a lovely take on this prompt, it made me think of nature related maths.
Thank you for reading and I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I need to re-read the Myths as its been a long time since I was in school, so they elude me. (Although it could be because I wasn’t paying enough attention at the time).
I was referring to MATHS like the pie, phi, Fibonacci’s number etc.
Oh, I see. Sorry for the confusion.
Love this story
Thank you Donna!! 🙂
This is such a beautiful story. I can easily picture it actually happening. Mrs. Gardner certainly is fortunate to have Lilly in her garden! I wish Lilly was in my garden, or at least a carbon copy of her! 🌹 🌹🌹🌿🌸🌸🌸🌿🌿🌷🌷🌷🌷🌼🌼🌿🌸🌼🌼
Thank you Jessie!! I love all the different flowers! I will ask Lilly to come to your garden when she has finished Mrs. Garners. lol
Oh! Thank you so much! For the comment and sending some much need garden help.😊
Amazing! How did you come up with this story?! Liked it a lot.
Thank you! I appreciate you reading and your comment. When I saw the anchors all I could see was a mechanical drawing /geometry compass. From there my story evolved.
Amazing thinking friend 🙂 might wanna take a little look at post title? 😉
Yes, I messed up on the spelling of Whistletoe. 😦
You can always edit it 🙂
I don’t think you can edit the title. I WISH!!
You can. I did it numerous times whenever I felt the need. Just do a Quick-edit or a normal edit and hit Update. 🙂
Thanks!! I just did. I didn’t think I could change the title. THANK YOU!!
Sweet little story, Pj. with lovely descriptions of the garden flowers with the bees and hummingbirds flitting about. I can picture little Lilly, busy at her work. It was a clever story to come up with from the prompt. 🙂
Thank you Millie! I appreciate you reading and commenting.
Sorry, I was in the middle of eating lunch. I had fun writing that little faery story. It is the first faery story I have ever written. LOL
She was a cute little one. I was impressed by the way you created the story from the picture of a giant compass! Well done.
As soon as I saw the photo prompt that was all I could see, a giant drawing compass. The story evolved from that.
So sweet. What a lovely imagination you have. Such a happy heart!
Thank you Jodi! It was a fun story to write.
Nicely done. Drawing compass is jumping out after I read it. Love the garden part.
Thank you! When I saw the photo, that is all I could see was a drawing compass. It is hard for me to see them as anchors.
Thank you. That was my first attempt at writing about faeries/fairies.
I love the story, and I adore her name Priceless! 🙂
Thank you Colleen. Lilly Whistletoe. LOL! Had fun with that.
A very cute fairy tale 😀
Thank you so much Ady! 🙂 It was fun to write.
Wow, a lovely delightful story. You really used your imagination. Children would like to listen to this story.
Thank you Scrapydo! I had fun writing this story.
An excellent story — extremely inventive and fun.
Thank you Phylor. 🙂
Such a wonderful Fairy Tale. Great take on the prompt. I was going to participate but couuld not come up with anything for the prompt so I gave it up this last week at least. 🙂
I understand. Sometimes it is very difficult for me to think of stories for some of these prompts. Sometimes I have to think way past the obvious.