Careers for Magical Creatures: Memo to a Former Fairy Godmother
by Sarina Dorie
Attention Fairy Godmother 23769:
It has come to the attention of the Division of Fairy Godmothers that you have been spending an inappropriate amount of time with clients on quests, at balls and at other times not recorded in the Fairy Godmother Log. Upon further investigation, we found a disproportionate amount of time spent with one client in particular, Prince Charming.
Members of the Charming household were interviewed and it was reported that Prince Charming has been having a furtive affair with an "unidentified damsel" with wings. She has been spotted with him in a carriage and in a wardrobe, and exchanging secret notes with him by Harpy Express Mail.
According to our memo to new employees, which was placed on your desk when you first joined DFG (A Godmother's Guide to Conduct with Clients), spending personal time with clients is forbidden. Each of these offenses could potentially be considered small infractions. When added up, they attest to a morbid infatuation with a human client and unprofessional behavior. Your claim to be providing tooth fairy services by checking for cavities could be a potential explanation for one such encounter with Prince Charming. However, the recording from the magic mirror, which shows naked trysts in the chocolate fountain after hours with Prince Charming, are not in your favor. Rather than take away your magic, wings, and immortality for this infraction, the Division of Fairy Godmothers has requested the Fairy Council to be merciful. Since you are so fond of checking for cavities, you are demoted to T.F.S., or Tooth Fairy Services.
--Submitted by the Committee Against Fairy Fraternization
This story was first published on Wednesday, August 17th, 2016