Sunday Photo Fiction – Lilly Whistletoe

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.

(155 words)

Photo Credit: ©Alistair Forbes


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

  1. 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! 🌹 🌹🌹🌿🌸🌸🌸🌿🌿🌷🌷🌷🌷🌼🌼🌿🌸🌼🌼

  2. 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. 🙂

  3. Wow, a lovely delightful story. You really used your imagination. Children would like to listen to this story.

  4. 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. 🙂

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