Friday, September 18, 2015

Monday's Finish the story: What the Witch Saw...

From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.....







From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by, remembering sadly her lovely forest home.  A forest fire had raged and taken her ancient house, with the only safe place to hide was behind an old iron stove.

Sigh, so many memories…

Today Wanda was waiting for the painter, whom she had hired from a town 200 miles away, to come and cover the hideous pale blue kitchen walls with bright swirls and stripes. How can anyone stand such blandness, no excitement, no taste?

Wanda rocked and gazed through the screened in-balcony, seeing neighbors was along the street in front of what was now her home.  A jogger, who was drinking bottle water…well, he's a bit stringy! Tsk. Tsk. 

Then a muscular man walking his miniature poodle strolled by.  My, he’s burned off every bit of fat…  He waved at Wanda, as she called out, “Hello, dearie!”

Then the mailman who walked briskly, no time to linger…then the old woman with walker, skin sagging from her bones…

Finally, a rusty truck braked in front of her house, and “Painter Pete” stepped out.  “Howdy there, Mz Wanda!  I’m runnin’ a bit late, but…”  Wanda had ceased listening to his prattle.  She was instead noticing fat buttocks, portly love handles, a pudgy gut, and massive possibilities. 

“Come right in, Mr. Pete!  I have been waiting for you!”

Yes, Wanda had been waiting.  The oven was hot, the cleaver sharpened, and a hypodermic heavy duty sedative waiting.  Knocking someone out with an iron shovel was so old school.

Don't you just love Cloris Leachman?


Today's Wednesday Word Challenge is being provided by Defending the Pen.

  A fellow blogger Barbara Beacham has selected a photo prompt and a sentence written above.  

While the rules limit the length of the flash fiction to 100-150 words, I am a rebel, always have been.  

Please click on Defending the Pen site to see what is happening there.



24 comments:

  1. lol she gives a reason for overweight people everywhere to go on a diet.

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    1. I wonder if the Wanda likes here meat rare or well done?

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  3. Nice twist. I guess she'll just do the painting herself?

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    1. After Wanda takes care of the remains and disposal, perhaps she go looking again.

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  4. Funny, but she will wait for him to finish the painting first?! Well done!

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    1. I don't think so. She has to create a reason for the truck being there, so she might wait to paint another time.

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  5. Poor Pete if only he knew what was in store for him. I guess the hypo is one sure way to subdue an unsuspecting victim. Fresh and sophisticated.

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    1. Be sure to do this in the bathtub. Works better this way.

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  6. Perhaps his blood will form the swirls on the wall she can execute in psychedelic colours. Later.

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    1. Blood evidence--gotta think like those CSI tv episodes. But it would add color to the blue.

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  7. Very fresh twist! I was hoping he painted first too:)

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    1. Wanda is experienced at evidence disposal--she might paint for a while just to renew old memories.

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  8. I was wondering why she needed a painter from so far away.

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    1. He would not be missed in her community, and it would be a while for anyone to wonder about him 200 miles away? That was my thought.

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  9. Well now, is Painter Pete going to get the kitchen painted before she cooks and eats him??
    Pale blue kitchen walls would drive me crazy too, but then so would swirls and stripes....

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    1. No, she'll get down to business, I think.

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  10. cackle, cackle, cackle.
    Witches are my favourite people.

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    1. We have all known few witches along the way. Just don't remember the names.

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  11. I love the way your creative mind works. I know I have said this before, but there you are.

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    1. She would be good in this role, wouldn't she.

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!