Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Beginning Witchery

witch by MercuroBCotto
Shannan entered the scene just as Lola finished the spell:
"I warned you to stop catcalling women on the street! Now I'll turn you into a newt!"
Shannan assessed the man, now reptile, and sighed
"You better practice your spells. This is a skink, not a newt!"
Lola countered
"Skink, newt, same difference. He's got 4 legs and a tail."
"Well, by that logic, you may as well have turned him into a toy poodle!" Shannan fumed
"Sloppy spells come from an undisciplined mind. You need to focus, Lola!"
"Quit hounding me, Shannan! You're such a perfectionist!"
And with that, Lola pointed at Shannan and mumbled some incomprehensible words
"Ha! How do you like that, Ms. Perfect?!! I turned you into a frog! Now go hop away and leave me alone!"
The amphibian, formerly human, stared at Lola and spoke in a perturbed monotone
"I'm a toad, you nitwit."

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads,Tuesday Platform 


Anonymous said...

I like that Cohen quote! The artwork accompanying your piece is also captivating. Great story, as well. The title hooked me immediately. Love this line: "Sloppy spells come from an undisciplined mind."

Kerry O'Connor said...

Ha! Guess they should agree to disagree.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Some toads never learn - very entertaining (which gets high marks from me).

brudberg said...

I guess there are imaginary gardens for the nagging witch.. sloppy witches can be a nuisance.

Unknown said...

Hm..learned something today :D Wonderful job on the short story

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This bought a huge smile on my face :D nicely done!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I absolutely adore this! (Now I am looking forward to the whole novel, please.)

Maude Lynn said...

So there!

Marian said...

Haha! Same difference! Love this. Give us more!

Gillena Cox said...

LOL, good one
Much love..

Fireblossom said...

So many of the best of us are!

Helena said...

Made my night, this has! I couldn't raise a smile from the television, but this did the trick!