Give Your Characters An Improbable Task
Now there is one precaution that a fairy must always take when dealing with humans. Don’t get too close! Hadn’t Bosomella’s very own grandmother been enslaved to a skunk farmer in the Mountains of Mulching Mulberries for 7.2 long years? But that strange stirring within her had bypassed her quick little mind and that is why she hovered there for an eternal 1/2 second before her senses returned. And that is why Miss Borka had the time to let a grin tip her smooth red lips and snatch the temporarily foolish fairy right out of the air with one slim hand.
“I’m afraid you are a slave my darling. A slave until you complete your task.” Miss Borka raised her voice so that the entire room of stunned seamstresses could hear every word. “And this fairy’s task is this. She will construct a mechanical device so fine that I shall walk and dance with grace at the royal ball. A device that will entrance Prince Andgej with one glimpse at its intricate workings and cause his heart to not only desire me for my beauty but for my mind as well.” A universal gasp rushed through the room. Desire a princess for her mind. Preposterous. Surely Bosomella was doomed!