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The Last Pixie

The Last Pixie

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Published by Lisa Arnopp
Pixie is not a derogatory term for a Fairy.

Felicia never left Southland until her boss sent for her to visit Kingdom City. Taking her best friend Gin-gin, who happens to be a Fairy, the two embark on an adventure meeting pirates, Trolls, Elves and the dashing Commander Moberly along the way. They race to find the last Pixie before the pirates do.
Pixie is not a derogatory term for a Fairy.

Felicia never left Southland until her boss sent for her to visit Kingdom City. Taking her best friend Gin-gin, who happens to be a Fairy, the two embark on an adventure meeting pirates, Trolls, Elves and the dashing Commander Moberly along the way. They race to find the last Pixie before the pirates do.

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Published by: Lisa Arnopp on Dec 15, 2010
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 The Last Pixie
Lisa Marie Arnopp
 
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Southland
You might think things are idyllic growing up in a fairytale kingdom. It’s all right – kind of boring really. It isn’t all wishes and daydreams come true – at least none of mine have. But then I’m too pragmatic to waste energy hoping for things that may never happen. And don’t forget there are evil creatures as well as benevolent ones. From thesounds of some newspapers, you might think they had us well out numbered. Luckily Ilive in the southern tip of Kismania. Things run pretty smoothly down here. Plus wehave fantastic weather year round.If it weren’t for the fact that to get to town we have to cross a bridge I couldalmost forget all about the darker forces. See it’s a Troll bridge and you either give up anoffering or trick your way across. Mankus is the father Troll of the family that claimsthat passage.When I was younger, every crossing was an act of courage but since I learned helikes a nice ripe fruit it isn’t so bad. We have a diverse grove growing on our farm so it’seasy to bring enough for the whole clan. I can’t say if he feels the same but I consider him a friend. If you need proof, once he ran off a pack of wild wolfs that tracked my brother Taylor and me home one night.Trolls get a bad reputation. It can’t be an easy life lurking under bridges or incaves unable to be in the sun for more than a few minutes straight. Well, Mankus doesn’tseem so bad and he’s the only adult Troll I’ve met in Southland. Granted it isn’t a proper sampling size to declare all Trolls are misunderstood. Whether he’s an exception or not – I like him. Mankus is a shining example that not all darker beings are destined to be evil.His Troll kids, Winky and Dinky, are kind of cute. They lost some of their appealwhen they started teething and wanted to bite everything including my fingers. Winky,his oldest and the daughter, has taken to gnawing on tree limbs to quell her urges. Dinkyhasn’t picked up the wood habit but he was grounding up pebbles from the riverbed in hismouth the other day. That can’t taste good but if it keeps him from snapping at me whenI hand him a fruit, I won’t complain.Gin-gin, my best friend and a Fairy, says that Trolls were once much prettier thanthey are today. Apparently they considered themselves so handsome that they took tohiding for privacy. After generations of living in dark dank places their beautiful skin
 
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2turned green and rough and hence their current appearance. At least they don’t growtaller than four feet but don’t let that fool you. They are quite strong. Stronger than anOgre some say but since I have never met an Ogre, I can’t be sure. Most people pay upout of intimidation. The few who brave across without a better plan get a stone throwntheir way.As for Fairies, like Gin-gin, they are stunningly beautiful with perfect milkycomplexions and long flowing hair. Gin-gin’s is pure white and even without moonlight,she shines in the night. Her eyes are pale blue. She’s tall for her kind at ten inches andnow that she’s courting age, late forties for Fairies, she has a hard time finding malestaller than her. There are some. The thing with Fairies is they are very particular onappearances. All the girls like tall guys and all the guys like short girls so she has a toughtime getting the taller ones to take notice for long.She would have better luck if she didn’t spend so much time with me. Fairiesdon’t trust humans as a general rule of thumb, at least not the full grown ones. Her clanhas not kept their displeasure in her choice of friends silent. Despite that we’re prettyinseparable. Perhaps because we share a firm believe that all life is equal. Not allhumans feel the same. Many believe because we are the majority that we’re the top of the animal pyramid.
The Proclaimer 
, the official news source of Kismania and a rag publication in myopinion, has ads for Fairy sales. It’s illegal but they cover up their tracks by using codedlanguage like Pixie power for so-many doubloons. Why doesn’t the King put an end tothis? The guards make raids but the ads never seem to end.I don’t understand if they are magical how Fairies can be trapped in birdcages,which is how most are kept captive. Gin-gin says their magic is greatly hindered withouttheir freedom. Too bad that doesn’t discourage folks from collecting them anyway andforcing them to do menial magical tasks for their keep.
The Proclaimer 
is wrong to allow it but that paper has no scruples. It is all anti-kingdom propaganda except for page six which is dedicated to the social elite’sinteractions. I’ll admit this much – whoever does the artwork for their paper is fantastic.They use a new device called a camera and the pictures are incredibly lifelike. As muchas I hate myself for reading those pages, I do.

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