Tell the Story – The Magic had Gone.

SanaH of the blog Pause for Nature has tagged me in this Tell the Story picture challenge, which I believe was created initially by The Eclectic Contrarian.

Thank you SanaH. See her post here:


The Megaphone blasted out tinny tunes and the occasional announcement about children who had become detached from their parents. Even when not being used, the megaphones emitted an annoying hum. It was a disappointment, to say the least.

They had saved up a lot of money to take the trip across the country, across several states, in order to treat their little daughter to a taste of fantasy and a world of possibilities.

They came across a building covered in fake greenery and labelled ‘Snow White Cottage‘.

You could clearly see the overwrite. Underneath the words ‘Boiler room’ could still be seen.

Fairyland was not the way she’d remembered it when her parents had taken her their twenty years before.

The Magic had gone.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 05/February/2019

FOWC with Fandango — Megaphone


Thank you SanaH, for nominating me for this challenge.

So who shall I nominate?

Melanie B Cee of Sparks from a combustible Mind,

Belle of Wandering Belle



Rugby843 of the blog Bag Lady.

MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt-Its all in the title

As always these nominations come with a built-in get out clause. If you don’t fancy taking part, then that’s fine. It’s all just a bit of fun, no pressure.

So here is the picture I am challenging you with:


Have fun. 🙂

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People are far too complicated to be able to describe in a few words so I am not even going to try.

16 thoughts on “Tell the Story – The Magic had Gone.”

    1. I’ve never been at all fussed about theme parks. I remember going to one in the UK called Thorpe Park when I was about 8 and being really bored. Give me something real, like a ruined castle over something artificial any day. 🙂 Thank You for reading 🙂

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  1. It’s so sad when magic is lost. Sometimes it leaves because as grown-ups we can’t see it anymore, sometimes because no one cares anymore, a world without magic is just mundane. (Drat those muggles anyway) 😉

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    1. I agree, “There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio than are dreamt of in your philosophy” I remember as a child going to Disneyland (I am a native Californian) in the 50’s. I was crushed because it was just man-made stuff, no magic at all. I have been there many times since and it’s still the same, no magic at all. Oh don’t let me get started on the commercialization of … everything. 😉

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  2. I’m happy to participate, but it might take a while, a LOT of posts to do today…and it’s begun to snow heavily here which means my pain level is on the rise. But I LOVE the picture, so I’m going to do a story! Thanks Kristian! 😀

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