Shinyspeck

Shinyspeck

 

Shinyspeck is not a fairy. This is why: HE IS A PIXIE! He has brown skin and brown hair and wears brown clothing! He has wings and he can fly.

Shinyspeck is not his Pixie Name. I do not know what his Pixie Name is! Before I knew his fairy name, I called him this: Tall. That is because he is Taller than the other Pixies. They are Short and Middle. They are his friends.

One time, Shinyspeck made me wear Trousers!!! But then he said *I am sorry we scared you, Bud.* Now he is my friend.

Shinyspeck has this job: Tinker. He invents things. He makes Gadgets and Doohickeys. He is Very Clever. The mermaids like him. He gives them the Thingamabobs he does not need. Mermaids like Thingamabobs. I do not know why.

Shinyspeck likes to eat crunchy Pixie food. He eats nuts and bark. He likes to drink Sea Water. He does not like to float in Nectar. He said, *Nectar makes my wings sticky, Bud. I do not like to be sticky.* I do not mind being sticky. Sticky Washes Off.

Shinyspeck lives with his Pixie friends. But he has this: A WORKSHOP! One time he let me go inside. He said, *Bud, you can come inside. But you MUST NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.*

So I went inside. I looked at all of his Gizmos and Whatchamacallits. I wanted to touch them. They are amazing! They are shiny! But I did not touch any of them, because he told me I MUST NOT TOUCH ANYTHING.

But I did lick one. Do not tell him.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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Pebblemist

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Today I will jump about Pebblemist.

Pebblemist is Cloverflower’s Mummy! She has brown skin. She has black hair. My Mummy braids her hair! It is a long curly braid. Pebblemist wears an orange dress. She does not have Shoes. That is because it is a Rule.

Pebblemist has this Job: Music Maker. She plays Music. She sings! When we have a Feast, she plays Music while we Eat. When we have a Party, she plays Music while we Dance! When there is a Blooming, she plays Quiet Music for the Seedling. It is called Lullaby. Lullaby makes Seedlings fall asleep. Sometimes I fall asleep too! I do not know why.

Sometimes other fairies play Music and Sing too. But Pebblemist is The One In Charge. She is the Music Maker. They are just the Singers or the Players. One time, I wanted to be a Singer. I went to Pebblemist. She said *Bud Mushroom, why are you here? You must make sounds with your mouth if you want to be a Singer.* I nodded. I opened my mouth. No sounds came out! She made a funny noise. I do not know why. It is the noise Flutterglow calls Exasperated.

But then Pebblemist said, *Bud, if you just want to stand with the other Singers, and not make any Sounds, it is Fine With Me.* I nodded! I did want to! So I did.

Then there was a Feast. I stood with all of the other Singers. I opened my mouth when they opened their mouths. But then I saw a Punch Bowl. I did not want to be a Singer anymore. Singing is Fun, but Floating in Nectar Punch is Better! I flew to the Punch Bowl. Pebblemist did this: she rolled her eyes. But then she smiled at me. But she did not drink any of the Nectar Punch. I do not know why.

Sometimes Pebblemist does this: she gathers Crickets. But she does not Milk them. She lines them up. They all look at her. She waves a Wand in the air. It is not a Flower Wand like the Queen has. It is a Stick! But it must be Magic. This is why: the Crickets make music with their wings! They play pretty songs. I like to hear Cricket Music.

Pebblemist likes to eat Berries. She likes to drink Acorn Milk. Cloverflower likes Acorn Milk too! Cloverflower told me that Pebblemist was a good Mummy. Sometimes Cloverflower and Flutterglow visit Pebblemist in her house. They bring her flowers.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom!

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Wildwhisper

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Wildwhisper is a Very Important Fairy. This is why: HE TAKES CARE OF THE THORN. The Thorn is a Very Important Thorn. When a Human comes to Twinkle Dingle, they cannot watch a fairy do Magic. It is a Rule. So the Human has a choice: they can Close Their Eyes, or they can have their eyes poked with the Thorn. Most Humans pick Close Their Eyes. I do not know why.

But we have to keep the Thorn safe Just In Case. That is Wildwhisper’s Job. One time, I watched it for him! And one time, he chased a fox with it. Then Flutterglow chased the fox with it. It was a scary fox. It tried to eat me! But it did not eat me. I am very happy. I do not want to be a snack for a fox. I do not want to be chomped.

This is why Wildwhisper let Flutterglow chase a fox with the Thorn: HE IS HER POPPY! He was a good Poppy. He took good care of Flutterglow. He fed her acorn milk and Smallfied apples.

Wildwhisper wears red clothing. I like red. He flies fast, but not as fast as Flutterglow! He likes to eat food and sing songs. He does not care what food or which songs. I do not know why.

That is everything about Wildwhisper.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom!

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Turtlesong

Turtlesong

Turtlesong is not a fairy! This is why: SHE IS A PIXIE!

One time, Turtlesong was not called Turtlesong. She had a Pixie name. I do not know what it was. But I called her this: Middle. That is because she has Pixie friends. One of them is taller than she is. One of them is shorter than she is. She is in the middle!

Turtlesong made me wear Trousers. I did not like that. But then she said, *I am sorry, Bud.* Now we are friends.

Turtlesong has this Job: Town Crier. That means she goes all over Twinkle Dingle. She says words that the Queen tells her to say. She invites people to Parties and tells people about Danger! She has an Important Job.

She is a Pixie so she wears brown clothing. She has brown hair and brown skin. She likes to eat crunchy Pixie food, like tree bark and hard nuts. I like tree bark when it is on trees! But I do not want to eat it. It hurts my mouth.

That is everything about Turtlesong.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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Quickspirit

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When a fairy is first Bloomed, it is called a Seedling. That is because a Seedling is a newly-Bloomed fairy.

Fairy Mummies and fairy Poppies have Important Jobs! If a fairy has a Seedling, someone has to take care of it while they do their Job.

Quickspirit is the Seedling Nurseryman. He takes care of Seedlings.

When I was a Seedling, he took care of me while my Mummy did her Job. He fed me Dewdrops and Nectar. He sang songs. He told stories.

When I was sleepy, he patted my back. He put me in a bed made out of a nutshell. He covered me with a leaf. He said, *Sleep tight, My Little Seedling.* I do not know why.

When there are no Seedlings, Quickspirit collects Fluff. He says that Fluff and Seedlings are Basically The Same Thing.

Quickspirit likes to sing songs. Sometimes he sings songs at Feasts and Parties.

He is very kind. Sometimes he brings me Extra Fluff!

But he does one thing that is silly. He calls EVERYONE *My Little Seedling*. Even when we are not Seedlings anymore! He even says it to the Queen! When I heard him say it to the Queen, I laughed and laughed!

That is everything about Quickspirit.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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Willowdrop

Willowdrop and BudToday I will jump about Willowdrop. Willowdrop is Special! This is why: SHE IS MY MUMMY!

Being my Mummy is not her Job. This is her Job: Hair Dresser. She Combs Hair. She Braids Hair. She Curls Hair. She Straightens Hair. She Cuts Hair. She Grows Hair. She does a lot of things to Hair!

Every fairy likes their hair a different way. Flutterglow likes short hair. Cloverflower likes long curls. The Queen likes braids. Willowdrop makes all of those Hair Styles!

My hair is curly on the top. It looks like Moss. I LOVE Moss. I love my Hair!

Willowdrop wears a pretty green dress. She has red hair. She likes Nectar Punch. I DO TOO! But she does not float in it. The first time I floated in Nectar Punch, I was a Sprout. Willowdrop laughed. She said, *Oh, Bud! Now you are sticky. You need a bath!* Then we floated in the Pond. She helped me wash my wings.

I jumped before about how Willowdrop became my Mummy. Even though I am a Growed-Up, Willowdrop still takes care of me when I am sick. She hugs me when I do Good Things. She says, *I am Proud of you, Bud!* Willowdrop is a Good Mummy.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom!

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Flickerfoot

flickerfootToday I will jump about Flickerfoot. He is my friend. But he is not a friend I play games with. His Job keeps him Very Busy Indeed. This what his Job is: Chef. This is what he does: Makes Delicious Food.

Flickerfoot wears this: Chef’s Coat. It is for his Job. Flickerfoot has long hair. He ties it away from his face. He calls it Pony Tail. It is not really a pony’s tail, it is Flickerfoot’s hair! But he calls it Pony Tail. I do not know why.

Flickerfoot had Shoes! Only Very Important Fairies have Shoes. But he took a ride on a dragonfly. He took his Shoes off to ride. That is because dragonflies fly VERY FAST. If you are wearing Shoes, they will fly right off of your feet! So he took them off. But when he was done, his Shoes were gone. But he doesn’t need them now. That is because the Queen made a Rule. This is the Rule: Fairies Must Never Wear Shoes. It is a Good Rule.

Sometimes I help Flickerfoot. This is why: I am Useful. Also because he gives me Delicious Treats, and I LOVE Delicious Treats! But he does not like it when I float in his Punch Bowl. He says, *Bud Mushroom, you will make my Delicious Nectar Punch taste like mushrooms! Get out of my Punch Bowl!*  But I Just Can’t Help It, because I LOVE to float in Delicious Nectar Punch!

I do not know what Flickerfoot likes to eat. I have never seen him Eat Delicious Food! I have only seen him Make Delicious Food! But I know what he likes to make! He makes Delightful Cakes and Magnificent Feasts and Impressive Beverages! He makes Delicious Nectar Punch and Blossom Cake and Grasshopper Cheese and Cricket Butter and Acorn Bread and Fruit Salad and Walnut Loaf and Mushroom Tarts and Honey Pudding. He does not make Express Beans or Choklit. I do not know why.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom!

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My friend Rudy

Today I will tell you about Rudy.

Rudy is a skunk! This is how I know: he told me. Also he smells like one. He smells like Weeds!

Rudy is white with black stripes. Or maybe he is black with white stripes! I do not know which!

Rudy helps the Garden Gnomes. He wears a Special Hat. His hat is Watering Can. This is how he helps: he carries things. Also he makes plops. Weeds like to grow in plops.

One time, I hid in a plop. Flutterglow could not find me. Finally she found me! That is because Rudy told her where I was. Then Flutterglow said, *Bud Mushroom, you need a bath. Let’s go float in the pond.*

Sometimes small skunks visit Rudy. This is what he calls them: Niblings. I do not know what those are. This is the other thing Rudy calls them: Fluffy Troublemakers. I know what a Troublemaker is! This is what it is: Something that Makes Trouble. Fluffy Troublemakers are smaller than Rudy. They squeak a lot.

Rudy plays games with me. This is our favorite game: hide-and-seek. When he hides, I can always find him. He is bigger than I am! He is black and white and stripey. The woods are green and brown. He is easy to see. Also he smells like a skunk. When I hide, it is hard for him to find me. I am small. I am green! I do not smell like skunks or Weeds. I smell like mushrooms and Nectar. I like to hide.

Rudy likes to eat these things: berries, dead bugs, worms, mushrooms, and Weeds. He does not like Choklit or Grasshopper Cheese. One time, he ate my Magic Potato! He said it was Delicious.

I would not like to be a skunk. I do not want to eat worms. And I LOVE Choklit! But we can be friends even if we do not like to eat the same things!

That is everything about Rudy!

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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My friend Flutterglow

Today I will jump words about my friend Flutterglow!

Flutterglow wears a green dress. It looks like leaves. She has yellow hair and light skin. Her hair is straight. She does not like to comb her hair. She likes to look at herself. She looks in water and sees herself! I look in water and see myself. I do not look in water and see Flutterglow. I do not know why.

Flutterglow lives with Cloverflower. I jumped about that already! I do not want to jump it again!

Flutterglow has this job: Royal Courier. She has a Special Bag. Her Bag is Purple, because she works for the Queen. Her bag is Magic! She can put anything into her bag! The thing can be very very big, but the Bag is Magic and will make the thing very very small. Then it gets big again when it comes out. I carried her Bag once. I was being Useful.

Flutterglow does not have a Mummy. Flutterglow has a Poppy. His name is Wildwhisper. He takes care of the Thorn. I will jump about him Some Other Time.

Flutterglow like to eat Human Snacks. She should not go to the Human World to get Snacks but she Simply Can’t Help Herself. Sometimes Humans think she is a wasp! They try to swat her! But she is not a wasp. She is a fairy. This is why: she does not have a stinger.

Sometimes she shares her Snacks with me. One time she found Cheese Burger. She said, *It was just sitting there, Bud, I swear it didn’t belong to anyone.* And then she giggled. I do not know why. She gave me some. It was Delicious.

Sometimes I do things Flutterglow does not like. Then she makes this noise: Exasperated. Exasperated means I did something Flutterglow Does Not Like. Sometimes I mix-up what she Does Like and what she Does Not Like! But she always says, *It’s alright, Bud. I know you didn’t mean to do it.* And then she gives me a Delicious Snack. I love Delicious Snacks.

That is everything about Flutterglow.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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My friend Cloverflower

Nothing exciting has happened in Twinkle Dingle lately! I do not know why.

But I want to jump words! So I will jump words about something else. This is what I will jump about: my friends! Today, I will jump about Cloverflower.

Cloverflower is my friend. She has brown skin and black hair. Her hair is curly.  She likes to comb her hair. She smells like honey and flowers.

She wears this color: pink. Pink is her favorite color. That is why she wears it. Her clothing is called Dress. I do not know why.

She does not wear shoes. This is why: The Queen made a Rule that No Fairy Can Wear Shoes. So no one wears them, including Cloverflower!

She has this Job: Royal Messenger. That means she delivers Messages for The Queen. She tells things to other fairies. Sometimes she tells them with letters on a leaf. She does not have a Magic Rock so she cannot jump words. But she does not need to! Her Magic can make the letters!

Sometimes she delivers messages with her mouth. She says words that sound exactly like the person the message is from. She can sound like Any Fairy! One time she tricked me. She hid outside my house. She said *Bud Mushroom, this is the Queen. Come to me At Once.* It sounded Just Like The Queen! I went to The Queen At Once. But The Queen did not Summon me At Once! It was Cloverflower playing a trick! When I found out, I laughed and laughed.

Cloverflower flies very fast! I do not fly fast. Sometimes we fly places together. She holds my hand. She helps me fly. She says words like *You can do it, Bud!* She says them in her own voice, so I know she is the one that thought of them.

Cloverflower lives with Flutterglow. This is why: they live in the same house. I DO know why! They are friends and want to live together. I visit them sometimes. I always go in through the door, and not the window. One time, I went in the window. But they did not like that. So now I always use the door. That way they do not say *Bud Mushroom, do not come in through our window.*

Cloverflower likes to drink Acorn Milk. She likes to eat Walnut Bread with Cricket Butter. When she is not Doing Her Job, she likes to play games with me and Flutterglow.

Cloverflower has a Mummy like I do. Her Mummy is Pebblemist. I will jump words about Pebblemist a different time.

That is everything about Cloverflower.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

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A Delightful Cake

One day we had a Feast. It was Nothing Special. This is why: Flickerfoot is the Queen’s Chef. He did not have time to prepare Something Special. That is because the Queen made him Do It Quickly. But even though it was Nothing Special, it was still Delicious and Filling.

I helped him cook! I carried Cricket Butter. I did not make the Cricket Butter. I did not milk the Crickets. I do not like to milk Crickets. They are easier to milk than Grasshoppers. Grasshoppers kick! Crickets do not kick. But they like to hop around. It is hard to milk a hopping Cricket. But I did not have to do that.

Then I carried Honey. I did not have to get the Honey from the Bees. Someone Else did that already. I just carried it.

Then Flickerfoot made the food. He made Nectar Punch. I love Nectar Punch! He said, *Bud Mushroom, DO NOT float in my punch! Stay out of my punch bowl! Remember what happened the Last Time!*

I nodded. I remembered. I licked my lips.

Flickerfoot made Sandwiches. A Sandwich is made like this: put Fruit Jam inside slices of Acorn Bread. Sandwiches do not have Real Sand in them. They should be called Breadwiches.

Flickerfoot made a Cheese Tray. He cut up Grasshopper Cheese. He put it on a Tray. That is because a Cheese Tray is not a Tray made out of Cheese. It is a Tray that has Cheese on it. I do not know why.

He made a Fruit Salad. That means he cut up Fruit and put it in a bowl. Then he mixed it all up.

Then he had his helpers set up the Table. The Queen’s Throne was at one end. She sat in it. The Table was covered with Food and Dishes. Then we had the Feast! I ate and ate and ate!

But then something AMAZING happened!

Flickerfoot brought out a CAKE!

It was made out of Petals and Leaves and Blossoms. It was covered with Icing.

THE ICING WAS MADE FROM CRICKET BUTTER AND HONEY! Those are the things I carried!

It was Very Delicious. I ate a big piece.

Then my Mummy Willowdrop said, *I ate Too Many Sandwiches, Bud. You can have my Cake.* So I ate her piece too.

Then Pollenfoot said, *My piece is Much Too Big. You can have half, Bud.* Pollenfoot is a very tiny fairy. I ate half of his piece.

Then Flickerfoot said, *Bud, you were a Big Help today. You can have an extra piece.* I nodded! I WAS a Big Help! I ate the piece he gave me.

The Queen said, *Bud Mushroom, if you eat Any More Cake, you will Explode!*

I nodded. I felt bigger already! But the Cake was Very Delicious, and it was Hard To Stop.

Flutterglow smiled at me! She gave me another piece. Then she giggled! I do not know why. But I ate it.

Then I was thirsty. I was so thirsty that I forgot what Flickerfoot had said about the Nectar Punch. But I remembered he said *Nectar Punch* and I remembered he said *Float*.  So I flew into the Punch Bowl and Floated in it. I drank some. It was Delicious.

Turtlesong looked at me. I grinned at her. She is not a Fairy. She is a Pixie. But she is my friend. She said, *Bud Mushroom, if you do not get out of that Punch Bowl, I will make you wear Trousers again!*

I DID NOT WANT TO WEAR TROUSERS! I shook my head! I shivered! She flew over the Punch Bowl and pulled me out! I tried to fly away! I did not want to wear Trousers! But she laughed. She said, *I was teasing you, Bud. I am sorry if I scared you. Here, have my Cake.*

And she gave me her piece of Cake! So I ate it.

And then the Feast was Done. It was Delicious and Filling. My belly was Very Full. I was Very Happy. 

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

 

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The Giggleblur

One day, Flutterglow came to my house.

She said, *Bud Mushroom, I have a Surprise for you! Hold out your hands!*

I smiled! I like Surprises! I held out my hands. Flutterglow gave me Something! This is what she gave me: A BEAN. It was a Large Bean. It was as big as my hand!

Flutterglow said, *Bud, that is a Magic Bean. Lick it and you will see what I mean!*

I licked the Bean. My eyes got big! That is because I was Surprised by my Surprise! This is why: IT WAS CHOKLIT!

I LOVE CHOKLIT!

I licked the Bean again!

Flutterglow said, *I have to go, Bud, I have things to do. But I will See You Later.* Then she flew off. This is why: she had things to do, and she would See Me Later.

I took my Bean inside my log house. I sat in my hummingbird nest bed. I licked and licked and licked the Bean!

Then something funny happened! I will tell you what it is: The Bean was still there, but the Choklit was all gone!

I will tell you why: the Bean was not MADE of Choklit! It was just COVERED in Choklit! Inside was Something Else!

I licked the Something Else. I took a tiny nibble. It did not taste Delicious. It tasted like Dandelion Leaves!

I frowned. I wanted more Choklit! Then I smiled. Maybe Flutterglow had more! I flew to Flutterglow’s house. It is also Cloverflower’s house. This is why: they live together.

I opened the door. I went inside. One time I went in through the window. Flutterglow said, *Bud do not go in the window again*. So this time I went in the door.

I did not see Flutterglow in the house. I saw a green blur. Then I saw Cloverflower. I showed her my Magic Bean. I drooped. That is because the Choklit was All Licked Off.

Cloverflower Rolled Her Eyes. Then she said, *Why did you bring that here, Bud?*

I saw a green blur again. I dropped my Magic Bean. I rubbed my eyes. I did not know why I saw a blur! Then I picked up the Bean. I licked it to show Cloverflower that the Choklit was gone.

Then I saw the green blur again! But it did Something Strange: IT GIGGLED! Then all of a Sudden, Something Amazing Happened!

THE GIGGLEBLUR DROPPED ANOTHER BEAN BY MY FEET! I do not know why.

Cloverflower said, *Bud, you are Clever. You did not eat the inside of the Express Bean. Flutterglow did, and look what happened! She Can’t Slow Down now! I do not know how to Make Her Stop!*

I picked up the New Bean. I licked it. It was Choklit!

But I did not know how to make Flutterglow stop. I did not know WHAT she was supposed to stop! She was not even here! I was here, and Cloverflower was here, and the Green Giggleblur was here! I did not know where Flutterglow was. But she was not here.

I tried to tell Cloverflower, but she just Rolled Her Eyes Again.

She said. *Go home and lick your Choklit, Bud. Do not eat the Inside of the Bean. It will make you Zoom Way Too Fast and might have Dire Consequences.*

The Blur giggled again.

Cloverflower said, *Stop that, Flutterglow!*

I do not know why.

I took my New Bean and flew home. I licked off all the Choklit. I did not eat the Inside of the Bean. Then I jumped these words.

Goodbye from Bud Mushroom.

P.S. I still do not know where Flutterglow is.

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