fairy story

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Noun1.fairy story - a story about fairiesfairy story - a story about fairies; told to amuse children
narration, narrative, story, tale - a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events; presented in writing or drama or cinema or as a radio or television program; "his narrative was interesting"; "Disney's stories entertain adults as well as children"
Bluebeard - (fairytale) a monstrous villain who marries seven women; he kills the first six for disobedience
2.fairy story - an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse
fib, taradiddle, tarradiddle, tale, story - a trivial lie; "he told a fib about eating his spinach"; "how can I stop my child from telling stories?"
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Now I'm going to tuck you up in the shawl and give you the fir pillow, and while you sleep I am going down on the shore and write a fairy story for you.
This is Rebecca's fairy story, copied the next day and given to Emily Maxwell just as she was going to her room for the night.
I only chanced to think of an absurd little fairy story I read the other day," I said, "which is quite irrelevant at the moment.
And I told him a lovely fairy story while we were waiting, so he didn't find the time long at all.
It sounds like a fairy story," was the Justice's comment.
You look like a milkmaid in a fairy story," said Philip, as he shook hands with her.
This is no fairy story and no joke; the meat would be shoveled into carts, and the man who did the shoveling would not trouble to lift out a rat even when he saw one-- there were things that went into the sausage in comparison with which a poisoned rat was a tidbit.
She had just remembered a French fairy story she had once read called "Riquet a la Houppe.
That's a fairy story the grafters shove at you every time they want to rob you some more.
Reading like a modern day fairy story, this is perfect escapism.
Ultimately, this collection not only brings you into the world of fairy story, but makes you re-examine the fairy story itself.
Think of it as a modern fairy story, without the fairies or much of a story.