Sunday, May 18, 2014

Belle's Box

                               
Belle carefully put the tiny box under her pillow, along with a note of explanation. This was important; she had to make sure she did everything exactly right. Finally satisfied, she turned out the light as she got into bed. 

As she snuggled in, Belle proudly touched her tongue to the hole in her smile. The Tooth Fairy would surely be impressed by her very first lost tooth! 

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Lillie McFerrin Writes
Word Prompt: "Innocence" 

65 comments:

  1. Indeed! Oh, you charm me and Katie every TIME!!!

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    1. Thank you, Katie & Mom. I am getting back to some writing. Hugs.

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  2. I'm born here. For some reason my parents [who came from Europe] didn't "get" the tooth fairy to leave me anything, however by the time my younger sibling was born and got old enough to lose a first tooth, she started to show up. But by that time I got a little too "old" to start getting visits from her.

    I love the innocence young children have of such things like the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and of course Santa you've shown here; which is juxtaposition to what happens as they grow up with regards to these things.

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    1. I'm sorry you missed out on the Tooth Fairy. A child's innocence is precious, and so short-lived. Thanks, Robin.

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    1. Thanks, T. I wanted to capture the innocence in believing.

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    1. Thank you. I appreciate your visit, Janu.

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  5. Awwwww that's so sweet, First, second, third, or in my case the eighth one that came out when I was in middle school are all exciting in their own ways! However the first and last ones were very traumatic for me! Between everybody wanting to pull it out for me and the other never having another tooth come in. Now I have this gap on the of my mouth but luckily I'm ashamed by it. I love freaking people out instead! I do love this though! :)

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    1. Oh my! Middle school! Well, I am glad it turned out okay for you. Thanks for commenting here!

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  6. This is precious! Nice, charming bed dressings too!

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  7. That's sweet innocence indeed :)

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    1. Thank you, Shail. And thanks for visiting!

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  8. You captured innocence well. Enjoy getting back to writing! I like it too. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Allison. I have a pretty strong inner child.

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  9. Oh that first loss of our tooth!
    How innocently we believed inn the Tooth Fairy! Lovely to walk down the memory lane thanks to Belle & you!

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    1. Yes, a child's innocence should be pleasantly recalled. Thanks!

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  10. That was so sweet! Kid's innocence at its best!! :)

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  11. Sweet is the word. And the simplicity of the sentences mirrors a little girl's innocence.

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    1. Marty, I appreciate this very much. That is exactly what I was going for.

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  12. Wonderful piece Ann.. Loved it. :)

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  13. Well I never got to do this myself, but I've always loved the idea! This is adorable, I can just picture Belle proud and excited. :)

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    1. I am glad you like this, Priya. We each have an inner child.

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  14. Adorable, such sweet innocence. I'll always remember the first time I placed a tooth under my pillow!

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  15. Very sweet. I barely remember the tooth fairy, but I do know I did not receive the dollars that my grands get from her. I think a quarter was a good haul back then!

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    1. Terri, I think you are right about that!

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  16. I love the storey Ann. I hope the tooth fairy left her some money.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  17. Excellent. Now I want more to the story.

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  18. A precious story, it reminds me of when mine were little and how amazing that first lost tooth was for each.

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    1. I am glad that you felt that way with this story. You will be ready to do this with Grandkids in the future!

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  19. It was many a year ago, but I remember that feeling. :-)
    Thanks for visiting The Netherworld.

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  20. The innocence of children is what hope is all about. We lived way out when mine were little and we were each others playmates--me too. Sending them to school was hard--that is true Innocent's lost. MB

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    1. Yes, hope lives in the imagination of children.

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  21. Aw, sweet story. It prompts fun memories, though I never had a box for my lost teeth. Love your header and all those beautiful critters. What a gorgeous butterfly!

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    1. Thank you. You can read about the Robin Moth from my header on my Critters page. It's pretty interesting.

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  22. Love it! When I was the tooth fairy, I often forgot. I had to make up stories about her being busy on the west coast or something. :)

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    1. You were the Tooth Fairy?! Well, my husband was for Halloween once. He even won a contest. Ha!

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  23. Aw, we loved this one! It so captures what so many of us remember! :)

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  24. Awww.. so cute. A nice take on the prompt. :)

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  25. How very cute! I never knew about the tooth fairy until I came to the US...

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  26. Oh that is a sweet and charming little story. Coleen has been losing her teeth this month. She's on the 3rd one in about 2 weeks. The tooth fairy has been really busy!

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  27. Oh the excitement of the tooth fairy. Very cute. Thanks for dropping by my post.

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  28. Somehow, I feel certain the "tooth fairy" was most assuredly impressed. What a sweet and "innocent" take on the prompt. Well done! Here is my response:

    http://cshowers.wordpress.com/2014/05/17/stolen-innocence/

    God bless you,
    Cheryl

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  29. Sweet story and a lovely take on the prompt

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  30. Children and innocence.. the inseparable na?? So sweet :) Tongue in the hole.. I hope everyone can relate.. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

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  31. so sweet. I was trying to figure it out at the beginning! This reminds me so much of my Angel Girl. Each time is treated with such reverence. We even had to find her a book that tells the story about what the Tooth Fairy does with all those teeth!

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  32. I love this story. There is nothing more innocent than a child's thoughts. Well done!

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  33. I did enjoy this one. What is truly more innocent than a child who believes?

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  34. I know, I am behind and I just got over to read this. You really nailed it, McGuffy ... every person who ever believed in the tooth fairy will get this :) Great job!

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  35. So excellent and precious. I didn't really see where this was going and should have. Hugs, Janet

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