Cottingley fairies in 'comeback' bid

Funny story written by matthatt

Friday, 1 October 2010

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One of the fairies during rehearsals

It's been flipping years since anyone has seen them, which was way back when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was their PR man, after having had them brought to his attention by a couple of Bradford lasses in 1917.

After a brief bout of stardom in the bright lights and various big cities they then sank into obscurity and were deemed nothing more than myths, apart from Tarquin, the only male in the troupe, who is a mythter.

Due to their unusually long life spans by virtue of the fact that they are physical manifestations of beings that exist mostly on a spiritual plain, more recently to have been discovered as an alternate reality in another dimension, by scientists working on super string theory, they still look fresh as a daisy and cute as a whole bagful of buttons.

The sylph like beings now have world domination on their diaphanous minds, they are reported to have become entranced with the glamour of showbiz and want to bring their own brand of Fairy glamour to the masses.

PR men, Max Clifford and Simon Cowel are said to be very interested in striking a deal with the fairy folk in an effort to get them on TV. Unfortunately it looks as if they may have to contend with just live stage shows because any attempt to capture them on film makes them look like cheap cardboard cut outs, stuck to bits of wire or held up with string.

Although Simon Cowel is alleged to have said that this is fine, as some of his most successful acts have been getting away with looking like that for years and no one has said a thing.

The funny story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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