“Look, Daddy,” five year old Vivian called out, pointing to a clearing at the edge of the woods. “Do you see all of the little Tinkerbells?”
“Tinkerbells?” Her father said, following her gaze. “Oh, you mean those little butterflies?”
“Daddy, they’re fairies and that must mean we’re close to Neverland and Peter Pan,” Vivian said, excitedly.
“Sweetheart,” her father said, “you know there are no such things as fairies. Tinkerbell and Peter Pan are fictional characters. They’re not real and Neverland doesn’t exist except in your imagination.”
Hearing that, Vivian ran over to her father and gave him a swift kick to his right shin.
“Ouch,” her father yelled. “Why did you do that?”
“Because you’re mean and you want to destroy my ‘magination,” Vivian defiantly said.
Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje at Keep It Alive. Photo credit: Pixabay.