A group of fairies lived in a rose
garden. Pink, yellow and white petals filled the air with their aromatic
scent. The fairies spent their days riding on the backs of butterflies,
bumblebees and dragonflies, or chasing ladybugs and grasshoppers. Every
day was filled with fun. The biggest worry the fairies had was that a
robin or bluebird might eat them.
One morning the fairies woke up and
climbed out of their rosebud beds to find the sky full of dark gray
clouds. The raindrops fell and the fairies had to hide under mushrooms and
toadstools. A wind blew and the fairies had to hold onto the mushroom caps
or they'd be blown away.
The wind blew harder and harder and
the fairies were blown from their lovely garden into a patch of
dandelions. They had to hold onto the long stems. Their wings fluttered
back and forth, whipped in the wind.
Suddenly all the dandelions burst
open and thousands of seed helicopters flew into the air. The fairies
tumbled through the sky, each grabbing one of the helicopters.
The wind finally died down and the
rain stopped. The sky was filled with dozens of fairies floating to the
ground. It was raining fairies. Slowly they landed in the grass, the
helicopters blew away again into the clouds.
A rainbow spread across the blue
sky. The fairies wiped the raindrops off their wings and flew back into
the rose garden. Because of all the rain, the flowers grew bigger and
bloomed even brighter.