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Careers For Magical Creatures: Fairy Godmother Correspondence School Advertisement

Sarina Dorie is the author of award-winning, YA paranormal romance novel, Silent Moon. Her Puritan and alien love story, Dawn of the Morning Star, is due to come this year with Wolfsinger Publications. She has sold over 80 short stories to markets like Daily Science Fiction, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Orson Scott Card's IGMS, Cosmos, and Sword and Laser. By day, Sarina is a public school art teacher, artist, belly dance performer and instructor, copy editor, fashion designer, event organizer, and probably a few other things. By night, she writes. As you might imagine, this leaves little time for sleep. You can find info about her short stories and novels on her website: sarinadorie.com.
Unsatisfied in your career as shoe repair elf, tooth fairy, cupid or muse? Considering a new occupation? Advance your career with a step in the right direction by applying for Fairy Godmother Correspondence School! Breaking into this elite and competitive field isn't easy, but we help you get a head start with a curriculum designed to prepare you for this lucrative occupation. Send away for monthly courses that will help you earn a degree in a field more suited to your noble-minded nature.
You might be a good fit as a fairy godmother or godfather if you:
* Like the idea of working as a guardian angel--only one with a focus on heroes and royalty.
* Live to serve deserving mortals, namely Prince Charming, Princess Charming, King Charming, and Queen Charming as well as other nobles.
* Are willing to put in extra hours attending balls to keep an eye on your charge.
* Often think to yourself you could have done a better job with the British royal family than the infamous Winsor fairy godmother and the way she botched up the Prince Charles and Princess Diana job.
* Stay awake at night thinking how much better your life would be if you could find an occupation that doesn't involve repairing shoes, wearing diapers or cleaning toilets.
* Live by the motto: truth, justice and bibbidi-bobbidi-boo for immortals too!
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This story was first published on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016


I've had little creatures living in my head for years, trying to get out. My novel, "Wrath of the Tooth Fairy" is about a tooth fairy who lost her previous job as a fairy godmother after kissing Prince Charming on the job. Working as a tooth fairy, she meets a bogeyman on the job who threatens her chances for an internship with the Division of Fairy Godmothers. This world has so many stories to explore and so many career paths for a fairy in her downward spiral.

"Fairy Godmother Correspondence School Advertisement" is a stand-alone piece, but my aim was to make it tie into a larger concept with a character arc in Careers for Magical Creatures so that each piece is a step in a career path of a particular immortal. She has gone from looking at the want ads to finding one she is more interested in.

If you would like to read more Dear Jezzy world stories, many are available here at Daily Science Fiction: Dear Jezzy. More free short stories by Sarina Dorie are available here: sarinadorie.com/writing/news.

- Sarina Dorie

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