Inspector Frolick And The Case Of The Errant Fairy #microcosms #flashfiction

‘Sad day. Sad times.’ Inspector Frolick shook his head.
‘When a fairy goes bad…’
‘Indeed sergeant. Where did the dust trail end?’
‘The enchanted forest. We nearly had her but she’s led a charmed life.’
‘I think a spell inside might help.’
‘We’ve put a couple of security trolls by the entrance and a spotter griffin is doing some sweeps.’
‘What about your sources? Any word from them?’
‘Not a lot. It’s a difficult time. The dwarves have been laid off. They’re split on which way to move.’
‘Dopey can’t make up his mind. Hansel and Gretel have separated. Tom Thumb’s had a growth spurt and is stuck in his house and Pinocchio’s away having a nose job.’
‘What about the usual suspects? Any activity we should know about?’
‘You know the BBW is out?’
‘Wolfie? When?’
‘Two days ago. They accepted his appeal that the evidence was ambiguous.’
‘What? There was blood everywhere.’
‘But no body…’
‘He ate her!’ Frolick sighed. ‘What about the Wicked Witch? What’s she up to?’
‘There’s been a bumper crop of poisoned apples and magic mushrooms so her coffers are full. If the dwarves went over to her side, it could tip the balance.’
‘Small margins, eh?’ Frolics chewed the inside of his cheek.
The sergeant waited patiently.
‘I suppose there’s no other option?’
‘I don’t think so sir, not if you want a happy ending.’
‘Alright call the author. I’ll see if he’ll come up with something implausible but morally uplifting to get us out of this mess. Oh and sergeant.’
‘Charming called. Something about a missing glass slipper. Can you check with lost property?’

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published two anthologies of short stories, Life, in a Grain of Sand and Life in a Flash. More will appear soon, including a memoir of my mother's last years. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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23 Responses to Inspector Frolick And The Case Of The Errant Fairy #microcosms #flashfiction

  1. Mick Canning says:

    Splendid, Geoff!

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  2. Ritu says:

    Love this His Geoffleship!!!

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  3. Your grandchildren are going to LOVE bed time stories with you! 🙂

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  5. Susanne says:

    I think the Beast stole the glass slipper and gave it to Beauty. Post a troll at Cinderella’s house because I bet the one she has goes missing next. Tough times in fairyland.

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  6. I loved this messing around with fairy tales Geoff almost as much as I love the antics of the Gods! 🙂

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  7. This is my favourite so far! I think …… I reckon there’s a whole novel in this one 🙂

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  8. JT Twissel says:

    Even fairyland has its scandals, hey?

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  9. Eileen says:

    ;A modern Grimm’s fairy tale of the dark side! Well done.

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