Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Party

Many years ago in a faraway land called The Bronx, there lived a little girl named Michelle. Her mom affectionately called her Shell.

When Shell was walking to school on a cool autumn day, She heard a mournful cry. She looked around and saw no one. Shell heard the same sound again; Then gazed down at the grass and noticed a faerie.Shell bent down. There a pretty faerie had one of her wings caught in a fallen tree branch.Shell carefully released the faeries’ wing. The school bell rang.
“I’m Kira. I like to repay you for helping me. I am having a Halloween party and I like to invite you." said the pretty faerie.
"I'm Shell. I must go now before I'm late for school. I love to go to your party". Though Shell was a grown girl of eight years old she still believed in Faeries, Santa Claus and all those things of childish delights.

The week before Halloween, Shell found a bottle of faerie dust on her bed that had miraculously appeared one morning. A small note attached to it read: .Miss Shell is invited to the Halloween Party of Kira at noon. Blow a bit of faerie dust on you then you'll be magically brought to the party.

So it was on the first Halloween party that Shell went to be rewarded for her kindness from Kira. You have now guessed I am the same Shell now all grown up. Every year right before Halloween, I always get my bottle of faerie dust on my bed. Faerie magic is quite remarkable! Though I am an adult, my friends have remained unchanged. I still go dressed in my favorite costume of a Gypsy. Today is our Halloween Party. So come with me now.

I walk past three blocks of buildings. I ramble on the path near the highway. Till I see Pelham Bay Park. Once I walk past the small grove of trees, I make a left turn at the old wagon still there.


I walk till I hear the music. Can you hear it? It is so beautiful. Every year it changes. This year I hear flutes,guitars and tambourines harmoniously blended. Oh,look there is Miss Kitty. She is quite proper and will scold me for not wearing my gloves. I tell her all the time gypsies rarely use white gloves. She never listens to me.
“Hi Miss Kitty!!”

“Miss Shell. They are all waiting for you. You have forgotten your gloves again. Naughty girl.”
‘I’m sorry Miss Kitty, I’ll remember next time.”
“Yes, Yes, well come along lazy-bones.”

When I come to the party I can hear the animals talk. Because well we do talk, as Miss Kitty says, it’s humans who can’t hear us properly.

“Hi Shell. We are bringing Kira's special cake so she can make a wish on ”Chimed Thomas and Jane in unison.



I wave to Thomas and Jane, the country mice and Miss Pink, a faerie watch dog, as they quickly passed me. Miss Jane is an expert cake maker. She makes all the cakes for the local faeries. Miss Pink , whose real name is Gertrude, prefers to be called Miss Pink for her love of the color. Her job is to protect the local faeries from any troublesome outsiders.

“Wait, Wait, I’m coming. I just need to put on my hat to make sure it doesn’t fly away.”

I hear the sweet voice of Miss RoseSkyLilac. She is one of the faeries that delights in making babies laugh and smile when they become sad. She is always arrives just in the nick of time.

I make it to the party as Kira is about to make a wish on Her Happy Birthday Halloween Cake. Though Faeries don’t need wishes as much as we do, she still makes a wish. I suspect the wish is for me. I always have a week or two of extraordinary good luck after the party. Miss Kitty, Thomas, Jane, RoseSkyLilac and I all surround Kira. She looks so beautiful in her new silver dress.



Kira’s makes her wish on her cake. Since you are my friends as well, there is enough food for all. Besides our Happy Birthday Halloween Cake, there are many delicious treats for you to eat. Please help yourself to as much as you like.

Once our bellies are full, we are going to tell ghost stories.It is Miss Kitty who tells the best stories. She has the special gift ,that all cats share, the vision to see ghosts clearly. So cats always have the best tales to share she always boasts.

I hope you’ll stay for the ghost stories. I know you have so many other delightful Halloween parties to go. So I won’t keep you. Thank you for coming by and sharing this day with me and my friends.

68 comments:

AwtemNymf said...

*sprinkle sprinkle*
You've been Enchanted!
I'm blog hopping from Vanessa's Halloween Blog Party! Flying in to say Hello!
Have a bootiful day!
~A~

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Shell!

Whenever I visit your beautiful blog, it is an instant smile...so beautiful! Thank you for this wonderful enchanting post, what a way to start a Saturday morning! Have a lovely weekend my friend!

Smiles...

Beverly

jennlui said...

so lovely to visit you and having so much fun at this fantastic party!!! happy halloweeeeeeeen!!!

afiori said...

I'll have ALL those cakes, thank you very much!!! Glad you enjoyed my story :)

♥ visit me at www.afiori.com ♥

Elizabeth said...

what a lovely story.
Yes, that is one gorgeous silver dress.
what a party we're having!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Great post....happy halloween!

Lola Enchanted said...

Lovely story!!! Nice to meet you here at the party!!~


Happy Halloween!

Salinda said...

Happy Halloween! Thank you for a wonderful story.

inge said...

oh... the left cupcakes look so special and colorful ! Did you make them yourself and how ?

me, I'm a grown up too, and my believe in fairies has only grown since I was young....

feel free to visit me and my fairyworld ( my house and my garden) at web.me.com/pinkepinke...

The halloweenparty is going on on my blog !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Lorie said...

Happy Halloween!!

Kristin said...

very cute story...I love those treats, they look delicious!!!

Alberta and Ava said...

Thank you for sharing such an enchanting tale. It certainly cast a spell on me! You are most definitely a good witch.

Love and toadstools,
Alberta

ArtSparker said...

Good things come in small packages, don't they? Lovely story.

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a wonderful addition to our festive party day - thanks for sharing (from another Michelle). :)

Ana Balbinot said...

Cute story! Thanks for the invitation and for your comment at my blog ! I hope I can see you many more times. Happy Halloween from Brazil!

Sarah said...

Shell, you are a magical being in this most magical party-oh-and a very good cook-I have eaten too many pumpkin cakes! Lovely to meet you at this Halloween party-hope to see you again soon!
Sarah:)

carol eldridge said...

I am blog hopping for the party and having so much fun meeting all my new Halloween ghouls.
thanks for stopping by my blog today too!best,
carol

Chris V. said...

Stopping by from party hopping to say hi Shell. Good to meet ya! Lovely blog!

Christine Verstraete, http://cverstraete.com - Great spooky reads:
* An ancient family curse... Searching For A Starry Night
* Will it be him - or them... The Witch Tree

Debbie said...

Okay I may have found a new favorite blog. I love your blog! Deb

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh, finally I found your blog, I saw your face smiling on so many of Vanessa's party posts. Ah, but this post speaks to my heart, I love Halloween cute much better than ghoulish delights. So sweet, and enchanting. I feel like just like a kid again going from blog to blog picking up such delightful treats. Happy Halloween. Karen

Debb said...

Nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by my blog.I really didlike your story.Your blog puts a smileon everyone who comes your way
love Debb

cindy said...

Hi Shell,
Being a gypsy was always my fave Halloween costume as well. And love your kitty too, adorable! Thanks for the whimsical party!

c

Tricia said...

Nom, Nom...What delicous cakes!!! I loved visiting your delightful blog!!
Ohhhhh, ghost stories!! I wish I could stay longer, but I have a scary mess in the kitchen after baking for the party all day!! Thanks for visiting me and Happpy Halloween!!

Mar said...

quite an enchanting tale! great pictures to lead the way...and i could hear the flutes!

thanks for dropping by along the way to see me...I am glad i found you on my way back around....happy halloween

Gemma said...

My broom is running out of gas...
but I'm glad I stopped in here.
I still believe in fairies.
:-)
Happy Halloween!

Theresa said...

Lovely story, and delicious treats! I'm so glad I stopped by. Happy Haunting,
T

mapelba said...

Glad to see you at this magnificent party. Anyone with faerie dust knows how to celebrate a day like today.

Altered Route said...

Sweet Story...you are very creative!
Happy Halloween!
Connie

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

What an enchanting story! This halloween party is great...and I didn't even have to get dressed!

Have a SPOOKtacular day!
Amanda

Yvonne said...

I love your story and the picture of you is too cute.

sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

so many yummies. Fun party

Susan said...

Fun party, would love to get some faerie dust.

Happy Halloween!

ale balanzario said...

Hi Shell,

Thank you for your visit and your nice comment.

What a lovely story, for sure fairys dust take me flying from my blog to yours.!!

Ale!!

Snap said...

Shell,

Thanks for visiting. Snoopy says *Hi* and sees great things happening in your future.

Happy Halloween!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Shell!

FUN post & blog! :-D)

Thanks for stopping by my SpOOky lil' corner too.

Happy Halloween Always!

Chris

Betzie said...

So enjoyed your story and we all sure can use that fairy dust now and then!
Kira is adorable! Happy Halloween and enjoy the goodies!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

So nice to meet you Shell and I loved your party post. As a young trick or treater I was a gypsy so many times. I had forgotten that...thanks for the memories. :)

Dawnie said...

Hello, I enjoyed reading your blog. I have to remember the name of that movie--Far From Heaven--put that on my list of Must Watch!

Abbie said...

Hi Shell,
It's nice to meet you! :) What a lovely bit of whimsy! Thank you for the story, it made me smile and happy.
xoxo~
Abbie

trash talk said...

From one gypsy to another-Tinkerbell ain't got nothing on you. I am a little jealous though. You get fairy dust, I just get dust devil. What's wrong with this picture. Thanks for having me over. Debbie

Kris said...

Lovely party!! happy halloween!

Tammy said...

Oh I loved your party Shell! Thanks for visiting mine. You are so sweet and I love the photo of you at age 8. You looked darling. What awonderful glimpse into your fairy filled world. Happy Halloween!
Tammy

Bitterbetty said...

Happy Halloween and Thanks!

Daydreamer :) said...

Cute story, Shell. Treats were delicious.

Happy nightmares,
Daydreamer :)

Marilyn said...

Hi, Shell! What a lovely, sweet story! I enjoyed my visit to your party very much--I'm feeling a bit more enchanted because of it:) Thank you...Marilyn:)

CINNIBONBON said...

Oh I hope you left some fairy dust to share!!!!

I loved your story.

Happy Halloween!

Natalie said...

*hiccup* Oh, hello!

Sorry, so late...it seems I've had a bit too much brew *hiccup*...hope you won't mind a quick visit although it is well past the witching hour.

I've enjoyed your whimsical tale!

Thanks for stopping by <|:^)

Katrina said...

Love it!
I really like your stories here. Thank you for visiting my blog. have a enchanted week!
Katrina in AZ

Mo'a said...

A wonderful story and great treats.
I just knew that animals talk and you confirmed it...I shall listen more closely in the future.
There is an elven Kira in my life also...you can see here here http://moaromigboyles.typepad.com/mrb/2008/08/in-the-clouds-a.html#comment
Thank you for your visit :)

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

How fairy magical and hauntingly dreamy!! fairy dust magic for sure!! Thank you for being so much fun Miss Shell! i love the tale in a far away place called the Bronx ;) So fun!!

mendytexas said...

Stopping by your party too!!!! Love all your goodies...sweet pictures too! Have fun!
:)Mendy

maminkagirl said...

Very imaginative post and looks like a fabulous party... thanks for stopping by mine. Loribeth

Sandra Evertson said...

Wonderful!
Happy Halloween!
Sandra

Jewelgirl said...

I'll have cake and some faerie dust
too! Cute party! Hope you stop by
and visit my kids party. Happy
Halloween Party Day!

Jenn said...

oooh this has been so fun!
Thank you for a delightful story. You are so adorable!!
xox..jenn

Lady Prism said...

Can I join your pretty pixie fairy party too? I've flown from waaaay so far in Southeast Asia to take a peek. A friendly goblin told me the news. Said it was hush hush but if I close my eyes and sprinkle my own faerie dust and say my name three times, I might just make it in.

You see, my nickname, the one I use when I'm not in bloggy land, the one my meatspace friends use, is "Shell" too...just like you :)

Mosaic*Queen said...

Hi Shell
What a nice Halloween Faerie party!!
Happy Halloween!
Hugs!
Michelle

p.s. When my great grandmother was alive, she liked to call me Shelly Beautiful name you have there! :-)

My Artful Heart said...

What a very neat party 'journey'....what fun....and the cupcakes look very yummy!

Thanks for stopping by my party :)Have a week full of wonderful fairy wishes and dreams!

thrilled by the thought said...

Love the childhood picture!

mermaid musings said...

i admit i am bad i didn't visit any party this past weekend, bad bad bad girl i am!
This is lovely and super super sweet!
Your heart is a fairy heart, and mermaidish too!
i am glad you were part of Miss Vanessa's party, she is super super talented and a friendly soul, so do you!
stay happy and get better.
chicken soup and a warm bed ;-)

Creating Myself said...

Kira does indeed look beautiful in her silver dress. Happy halloween...thanks for the story!

Emilie Nichole said...

Thanks for coming over, just getting to my party hopping today! Happy Halloween!!!!

erin said...

What an enchanting story! And cute photos!
Erin :)

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Thank you, Shell - thank you, Kira - the cake was delicious!!...Donna

Keith said...

That was a wonderful story. It's great to be back commenting on your blog. I've missed it. I love this time of year. It's one of my favorite holidays.

Laume said...

What a nice change of pace from all the spooky Halloween posts. I like to write "faerie" instead of "fairy" too. If you're a city girl and you like faeries, have you ever read Emma Bull's novel War of the Oaks?

Kims Art said...

I am still going through the list! What a delight to visit your blog. I am a dreamer, so I will be back! The story was wonderful and very creative! Happy Halloween!

Jeanie said...

Oh, Shell, this is such a wonderful halloween and enchanted story! I'm glad I finally was able to visit (being sick and dial-up isn't a good combo with blogs!) Thanks for visiting mine, too!