It’s still only a sapling, but blooms just as beautifully as any older tree. And the shorter height makes for a shorter flight into the branches.

Preparations are made all through the day. Teams of two lift tables and chairs onto the sturdier branches, others following in their wake with vases of dandelion fluff and spider silk table cloths. Dozens of dishes are brought up when the cooking comes to an end. Quail egg quiche stuffed full with cherry tomato slices and chives, figs with walnuts and spiced honey, freshly netted fish steamed in magnolia leaves, salads piled high with apple, cheese, and lemon all drizzled with oil. And it’s pear tarts and cinnamon roast coffee for dessert. Peach and raspberry teas are brought up to accompany the feast, glasses filled with ice chipped from icicle laden branches in a late spring freeze.

It’s warm now, though, balmy even into the evening. Fireflies are rounded up to light up the whole celebration with a cheery, blinking glow. And finally, after all the work is done, everyone can sit down and enjoy the feast. Fairies flutter in amongst the cherry blossoms, eating their fill or dancing out on the young limbs that sway to the rhythm of the night, frogs croaking in the distance, late night birds throwing out a bout of song.

Laughter and warm smiles all around, they celebrate another coming spring. And what better place to do it than in a brand new sapling, flowering out in perfect pink.

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe (@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Hello, and welcome to the Voice club Maddie. What a very descriptive and fun read this was, and when you come to read all the other stories, you will find how diverse the Voice club is, all ages, and so many different styles. Thank you for such a fun read.

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

Your story is full of amusement and gaiety. Well done!

Dipayan Chakrabarti
Dipayan Chakrabarti (@dipayan-chakrabarti)
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Maddie.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary (@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

Hi Maddie and welcome. This is such a fun first story. I’m a real sucker for fairy stories. Their feast up in the cherry tree branches sounds quite delectable. Well done.

Sandra James
Sandra James (@sandra-james)
1 year ago

As a child I was convinced that fairies exist and that one day I would find them! So far no luck under the colourful toadstools growing in my yard in spring, beneath the geraniums or lavender but your story reminds me again that they are out there and I will keep looking  ?  Well done, a lovely fun story with some great description. I felt like I was right there!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Welcome to Voice club, Maddie. This is a very funny fairytale, Like Sandra, I believe in fairies too and I wish that one day I can find one also. Well done.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo (@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

Your’re welcome, Maddie.

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