‘Tickling Butterflies’ – The Skirt and the Wind

I’m serializing the fairy tale novel, Tickling Butterflies. 128 separate fairy tales come together to create one epic fantasy fairy tale.

A new fairy tale ‘episode’ is published every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Enjoy the latest fairy tale:



The Skirt and the Wind

(Containing the amazing story of King Charming the Fourth’s impressive wisdom.)


Once upon a time, when King Charming the Fourth was alive, a lass lived in Capital City that went by the name of Abigail the Beautiful. She possessed glorious charm and liked to dress in the most glorious red skirt. Magnifying her glory even further was the fact that wherever she went and whatever she did, the wind always played with her skirt.

Even when there was no wind anywhere, Abigail the Beautiful’s skirt would catch an uplift of a wind. Even when Abigail the Beautiful was at home and all the doors and windows were closed, the wind, out of nowhere, caught her skirt.

One day, Abigail the Beautiful went to the court of King Charming the Fourth and claimed that she must be under some sort of curse. As she did so, her skirt billowed in the wind.

King Charming the Fourth listened to her story. Then, with a solemn face, the king told the lass that he would take care of it and asked her to wait a while in the hall.

While Abigail the Beautiful waited in the hall, King Charming the Fourth summoned the Wind. The Wind promptly appeared before his king.

“What are your intentions towards the girl,” King Charming the Fourth demanded of the Wind. “Do you propose to marry her?”

The wind scoffed. “The girl does not interest me,” the Wind wailed softly. “It is the skirt I find charming beyond belief.”

And thus it was decreed by King Charming the Fourth that Abigail the Beautiful wear another beautiful skirt, and give her red skirt to the Wind.

And so, if you ever see a beautiful red skirt dance in the wind by itself, know that you are witnessing one of the greatest romances of all times.

This has been the amazing story of King Charming the Fourth’s impressive wisdom and why the entire Land of All Legends wept when news arrived that he had died.

(To be continued on Tuesday…)

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