Destiny's Headband, Fairy Tales & Fiction book

Author: Anika Fisch 

Project Manager: Kayla Jones 

Artist: Anika Fisch 

eBook Designer: Andrea Walker

Destiny's Headband 

Some time ago there lived a girl named Destiny. She lived in a magical land called California, where the sun is always shining and there are so many stars that they walk around during the day.  

 

One day, however, when Destiny was playing with her dog named Lily, the sunny sky became black as night. Lily began to bark and Destiny became very, very afraid; then suddenly the house started to shake, rattle and moan. That is when Destiny realized what was happening. She grabbed Lily and said, “Quick Lily, get under the bed where we will be safe! An earthquake is happening!”

 

After a few hours of falling, the house gently landed on something soft and bouncy. Once the house finally stopped moving, Destiny said, “Whew! I am so glad that is over Lily! Let’s go outside and play!” Lily barked and wagged her tail. But, as she followed Destiny outside they realized they were no longer in California! They were in a new land that was much more colorful and brighter than any place they had seen before!

So, Destiny and Lily hurried under the bed to keep safe. Right as they got underneath the bed, the ground under the house cracked into two sides and the house fell through the hole. It tumbled down into the darkness with Destiny and Lily inside.

Destiny could not believe her eyes, nobody from California looked like this person.

“I am Destiny and this is my dog Lily! We don’t know what Oz is but we come from California.” Said Destiny excitedly. 

Amazed by what she saw Destiny said “ Golly Lily this sure is not California! Look at how purple the flowers are and how green the grass is!” Just as the words left Destiny’s mouth a fairy covered with pink and green sparkles flew up to the newcomers. “Welcome to Oz!” exclaimed the fairy, “I am Ruby the good fairy! Who are you?”

As Ruby the good fairy and Destiny spoke, a purple headband magically appeared on the little girl’s head. “Oh my what is this?” said Destiny with surprise.

“My dear that is the bad fairy’s magical headband! Her name is Shadow and she is very mean to all the creatures that live in Oz! That headband is very powerful and she keeps it hidden. Your house must have crushed its hiding place, so now it is yours!” Explained Ruby.

“I hope she won’t be mad at me! All I want to do is go back home!” said Destiny.

As Ruby the good fairy was explaining the way to get back home, which was through the City of Oz, the bad fairy Shadow was hidden in the bushes listening and plotting her revenge.  

Soon, Destiny and Lily said goodbye to Ruby, the good fairy, then started on their way to get back to California. Not too long after walking in the forest towards the city of Oz did they find three unlikely friends. Ruby, the good fairy, sent Sammy the Scarecrow, Luke the Lion, and Timmy the Tin man to keep Destiny and Lily safe from Shadow’s evil plans. Destiny was very happy to have found three new friends.

After they crossed the forest and reached the lake, Shadow was waiting for the five with a very mean plan. She was going to cast a sneezing spell on all the friends and take Destiny’s purple headband. As the five friends reached the lake they all were thirsty and began drinking water. Just as they started drinking, Shadow casted the spell and everyone started to sneeze!

Before the bad fairy had time to find them again, the five friends arrived to the City of Oz. When they got there, Destiny’s headband began to glow! Just as it started to get brighter and brighter, Ruby the good fairy appeared and said, “Thank you my friends for defeating the bad fairy! I hope she learned her lesson, not to take things that don’t belong to her! It was her who made you all sneeze so much, for she was trying to steal your headband. Now all you have to do is think about your home, Destiny, and soon you will return!”

While the sneezing frenzy was happening, Shadow the bad fairy, flew over to Destiny’s head to take the headband. However, once the bad fairy got close enough to take it Destiny sneezed so hard, so violently that her head hit Shadow, knocking the bad fairy into the lake! Right as Shadow fell into the water the spell was lifted and everyone stopped sneezing! Not knowing what had caused them to sneeze the five unlikely friends continued on their way.

Before the bad fairy had time to find them again, the five friends arrived to the City of Oz. When they got there, Destiny’s headband began to glow! Just as it started to get brighter and brighter, Ruby the good fairy appeared and said, “Thank you my friends for defeating the bad fairy! I hope she learned her lesson, not to take things that don’t belong to her! It was her who made you all sneeze so much, for she was trying to steal your headband. Now all you have to do is think about your home, Destiny, and soon you will return!”

Destiny and Lily said goodbye to all her new friends and began to think hard about California. She thought of the sun and the stars and all the games she and Lily played together. After thinking of all she could about her home, she opened her eyes. “Oh my,” she said in amazement, “Lily we are back home!”  Lily barked happily and wagged her tail, because they indeed were home. Destiny touched her head in amazement over the day’s events and found that she still had the purple sparkly headband on. All it took was a little courage, good friends, and smart thinking to bring Destiny and Lily home.