Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Witches in a Small Town

Maggie burst through the door, laughter whirling around her along with the leaves from the front lawn.  She fell into her favorite green lounger, chortling. 

"Let the rumors fly!" Maggie seemed to expand with her glee.  "Let the joy be spread!"

Her sister Maxine muted the television and sighed heavily.

"Do I even want to know?"

"Hell yes! This is my best spell EVER!" Maggie hugged herself happily, but her sister had heard that before.

"Did anyone die?"

"No."

"Anything destroyed?"

"No."

"Are the police involved?"

"No."

"Anyone accidentally impregnated?"

"Wha--that was NOT my fault!"

"Yeah, yeah.  So what did you do?"  

Maggie glared at Maxine a moment, but she knew better.  Maxine had only just finished cleaning up the mess from Maggie's last "Best Spell Ever".  Her patience was limited.

"You know how Leroy Sue Jenkins is always bemoaning her lack of a love life?"  Maggie asked.

"Despite the fact that she's fat, ugly, and can't cook?" Maxine responded.  "If she'd at least take care of that unibrow, she might be passable."

"Sure," Maggie was impatient to share.  "Well, she was in the Piggly Wiggly this morning, in front of the whole town, when Barry Jones ran up and kissed her full on the mouth. He tried to sweep her off her feet, but those five hundred pounds were not willing."

"Barry Jones?  That handsome man from the bank?" Maxine stared, a giggle struggling to the surface.  "Maggie! You did NOT!"  

"Darn right I did!" Maggie began laughing. "I slapped that boy with the biggest love spell right there in the Piggly Wiggly, compelled him to seek out his true love.  He couldn't help himself."

"A bell is a cup until it is struck, Maxine," Maggie held her sides while trying to speak.  "That boy's bell has been rung!"

The witches fell off their loungers, laughing.





The prompt is the third definition of FLY.




On to the prompt:
Courtesy of my Tumblr.
and this quote from Decemberists’ front-man Colin Meloy:
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33 comments:

  1. I LOVED THIS..
    I read it at (OMG crack of dawn) 5am this morning and was just smiling. This is funny, entertaining and I loved the way you wrote the conversation (wink).

    HEE...you said HEE as you were writing it didn't you?

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  2. A treat to listen in on this conversation and hear the laughter. You did a great job of sharing lots of backstory without one wasted word. Well done!

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  3. I loved it, even though I am a man.

    Kind of a nasty prank though.

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    1. Not at all--she compelled him to seek out his true love, she didn't tell him who to choose!

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    2. LIAR!! you totally said HEE!! ;)

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    3. Well, okay. I said HEE!!! Don't tell anyone--I have a reputation as a curmudgeon to uphold.

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  4. I agree, this made me smile, even thought it was mean, only the spell was to seek his true love, so maybe Ms Jenkins is more than she seems?

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    1. Perhaps there is. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Fun to read. Two giggling witches. What could be better?

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  6. awesome dialogue! really moves the story along nicely.

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    1. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  7. This is hilarious. Ahhh, true love in the Piggly Wiggly.

    PS Something funky is going on with your formatting. You might want to take a look at that.

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    1. Never mind. I refreshed and it looks fine.

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    2. Good things can happen in the Piggly Wiggly. Thanks for reading!

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  8. Hahaha! That's awesome! Great dialogue, great characters, great outcome! Nicely done!

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  9. Scandalous! Casting at the Piggly Wiggly? What will the neighbors say?

    Wonderfully light-hearted. Well done!

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  10. SO upbeat and groovy!! So witches walk among us, huh?!?!

    Now that I'm officially your cr*ppest blog buddy, I have some serious catching up to do ...

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    1. There's probably all manner of creatures walking about, that we don't know of. Why not witches?

      And I know that you've been out and about traveling all over Oz, and I am eagerly awaiting the next installment of pictures!

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  11. What a fun story, Tina!
    Love the questioning, esp the 'not my fault' answer. And Leroy Sue. Ha!
    There's a lovely touch of Witches of Eastwick < 3

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    1. I think that I need to read that book--everyone tells me that it is great, I just never seem to find the time. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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  12. This is FUN. I can almost hear the laughter.

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    1. I didn't want any cackling going on, but this is fine.

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  13. This is so fun! I like how you painted the witches as average people and not creepy bad guys. I wonder if the relationship at the supermarket lasts...

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  14. This story is so much fun. I love the banter between the sisters and the sheer joy in the way Maggie reveals the secret. You could make this a weekly series where each week a new spell is revealed. This is soooooo well done!

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  15. That was hilarious! Love how you worked the Write at the Merge prompt into this one too. They worked so well together.

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  16. "Wha--that was NOT my fault!" <-- best line. Fun read!

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  17. I love these creative stories when you write them here, but I always want MORE!!!!!! Then what else happened?

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