Tuesday, July 28, 2015

POTIONS & SPELLS


This is a unique flash fiction challenge where Barbara W. Beachman provides you with a new photo each week, and the first sentence of a story. Your challenge is to finish the story using 100-150 words, not including the sentence provided. Don’t forget to use the opening sentence… This challenge runs from Monday to Sunday! Get creative and have fun finishing the story!

Please include the photo with your bit of flash and a link back to this post. Do not forget to click on the blue frog and add your link so that others can enjoy your story too! Now let’s have some fun!


POTIONS & SPELLS

“He thought he found the perfect hiding spot.”

Rufus watched from safety as Hazel went on a real tear. Potions went flying; even the flames under the caldron pulled themselves into a tight ball to avoid her wrath. But nothing she did could bring her favorite snack back into being.

Hazel could not be consoled. She even tried to create her own version, but her yellow cakes all tasted like dirt and the cream became so hard it broke the only tooth she had left.

Ranting and raving for days with no respite, Rufus waited for her to retire, and tried his own spell. After adding tail of newt, frog's eyes, and a little three spice to his concoction, Rufus knew he had the perfect potion to make Hazel the Twinkie baker she so desired to be.

Rufus was wrong; his potion turned Hazel into her favorite snack.

Rufus wasn't sad, Twinkies, he'd been told would last forever.

150 words
Yolanda Renee © 2015


Wikipedia


FYI:

"A Twinkie is an American snack cake, marketed as a "Golden Sponge Cake with Creamy Filling." It was formerly made and distributed by Hostess Brands and is again being sold under the Hostess Brands name. The brand is currently owned by private equity firms Apollo Global Management and C. Dean Metropoulos and Company. During bankruptcy proceedings, Twinkie production in the United States ended on November 21, 2012, and resumed after an absence on American store shelves, becoming available again nationwide on July 15, 2013." Wikipedia




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11 comments:

  1. These are fun and you're great at them.

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  2. Never eaten a Twinkie but I love the story. Poor Hazel.

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  3. lol twinkies and cockroaches will rule the earth long after we go

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  4. Funny story Yolanda! I guess it was the tail of newt that did it. I heard that you have to use the 3 hairs from the left ear of an ogre. :D Thanks for writing again for the MFtS challenge and be well... ^..^

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  5. We don't have Twinkies here in the UK but loved the twist.

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  6. That is awesome! Just hope no cockroaches find her.

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  7. Really cute! Loved the twist at the end. :)

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  8. You had me at Twinkie. LOL A fun story and picture.

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  9. Fun flash! Never had a Twinkie, but loved this story. Very creative picture too.

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  10. Great story! Right near the start I thought "Twinkie", but maybe because I recently watched "Zombieland" :-)
    Quite a bitter sweet ending - poor Hazel, but on the up side she will live forever!

    Someone brought Twinkies back from America once for everyone in the office to try so I have sampled the sugary "goodness" :-)

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  11. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting. I had fun with this one, oh hell, I have fun with all of them. I just appreciate that you've taken the time to read them, and leaving a comment - the ultimate compliment! AWESOME!

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