“I Curse You,” A Flash Fiction Tale

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April 12, 2018, Carrot Ranch Literary Community Flash Fiction prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a bat. You can use an association to the winged, cave-dwelling critter, or you can explore the word for other meanings. Bonus points for including a bat cave. Go where the prompt leads.

Respond by April 17, 2018. Use the comment section below to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments.

I curse you

The hourglass sand ticked off the minutes. If she didn’t figure out how to reverse the revenge magic spell, she would have to live out her life as a bat. Esmerelda spread her wings and circled the cauldron careful to avoid the searing steam.

“Where is that eye of newt?” Her tiny bat voice squeaked as she landed on the table with a thud. The spell against her ex-best friend had backfired.

She scrambled toward the bejeweled bottles holding her witchy potions. The special decanter she desired was empty.

Karma was turning out to be a real bitch.

©2018 Colleen M. Chesebro

Night night Sweet Dreams… ❤

49 comments

  1. Good one Colleen. I’ve always liked that ‘eye of newt’ all the time never really knowing what a newt is. Though for a newt I bet its an expression they hate hearing especially when you think there must be a lot of one-eyed newts around.

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