Magic – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant contain himself
He can’t believe his ears
It is Wednesday again
This is the day when
He writes a tale for the Fictioneers

 Just write a 100 word story about this picture prompt.

Copyright Ted Strutz

Copyright Ted Strutz


And this ring is more powerful than any of these potions or lotions or …..?

Yes, it is the most potent piece of magic in the shop.

And how does it work exactly?

You just need her to put it on – look, it is very attractive, don’t you agree? – and say the magic word, then she will love you forever. It is totally irreversible.

And what is the magic word?

Let me write that down for you. Don’t want to do anything silly with this on!

How do you pronounce that?


Oh no!

Am I prettier than she is?

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76 Responses to Magic – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Nan Falkner says:

    Dear Elephant, I really don’t feel sorry for him as his real love doesn’t love him and he tried to force the love with trickery. I’m glad that it backfired! Nan


  2. I know what Auchenshuggle is now..:-)


  3. Sarah Ann says:

    Oops. Where do you go when the magic goes awry?


  4. neenslewy says:

    Love it… I saw where it was going towards the end. A fun read & another great Flash!


  5. elappleby says:

    Very funny – I love the magic word (but I won’t be saying it aloud just in case!)


  6. Clever story. Time for a drink.


  7. zookyworld says:

    Once again, you bring humor to the Fictioneers.
    For the Elephant, we shall give three cheers!


  8. Now there’s entrapment at its finest. Clever tale, Elephant.


  9. sandraconner says:

    Hilarious! Delightful! Serves both of them right for trying to trap some other innocent, unsuspecting person! A very nice piece of writing, Elephant.


  10. Love it — but it might be a better choice


  11. Joe Owens says:

    Maybe she can hop on one foot and say the word backwards to reverse the spell. If he had my luck she would resemble a bull dog!


  12. 40again says:

    Loved this, made me laugh out loud
    Well done Elephant


  13. petrujviljoen says:

    I also smiled. Well done.


  14. Mystikel says:

    Lol. And he’ll live happily never after. Since it’s irreversible, he had better drink some of the potion himself now or life will be misery! At least then he’d be in love and think himself happy instead of having a lovesick conjurer after him for the rest of his days.


  15. julespaige says:

    Because I can’t leave well enough alone – And I didn’t want to leave you stranded in some fog of the middle road somewhere. Oh to be young and in love…


    • …. but preferably with the right person!
      Did you have to pay twice this week?


      • julespaige says:

        When the muse says… “Write me!” I don’t argue.
        I could write for hours if I had the time…
        Though I do get stuck if it goes on too long – I’ve not written any novels – yet.
        Mostly poetry, then Flash Fiction.
        I’ve seen other folks post more than once – so I guess it’s OK.
        I’ll play, writing – that is with anyone who asks…
        public or private.


  16. Margaret says:

    A smile just passed my lips…


  17. denmother says:

    Oh dear. It just got very complicated, didn’t it.


  18. vbholmes says:

    She wears the ring
    A pretty thing
    The word is said
    It’s in her head
    Like it or not
    She’s what you’ve got.
    Peace, Brother.


  19. kz says:

    hahahaha disaster! and you turned the restaurant into a magic potion shop, too cool! ^^ ^^ ^^ well done


  20. Ankita says:

    Wait… ahahahahahaha!
    This is hilarious dear Elephant 😀 😀 😀


  21. Lily Mugford says:

    love it… what a story… well done/


  22. Penny L Howe says:

    That’s an amazing word. This is so funny, made me laugh out loud! :D, (oh and yes graphics! you’re quite good you know!)


  23. bet cha she won’t have to pay for that… or maybe she will.


  24. RoSy says:

    LMAO! 😆


  25. julespaige says:

    Oooh, a magic shop…My one son was into escape tricks. And was really quite good too.
    Lovely little tale…’Buyer beware!’ And your little shopkeeper too!


  26. Great stuff Brian! LMAO…. loved this one


  27. Oh poo, what’s he gonna do with her?!!


  28. Clapping wildly. Something always manages to go wrong – hope the shop keeper is cute!!!


  29. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    …and now for my next trick, I will make it impossible for you to not visualize a monkey riding George W. Bush bareback whilst smoking a corncob pipe and singing Freebird in perfect Swedish.
    (okay, maybe I lost you a bit on that last bit). Adorably absurd, darling!


  30. EagleAye says:

    Ah haha! That’s right up there with “don’t push the big red button – this one?” Love it. My wife was looking over my shoulder and we read this together. We both had a good laugh.


  31. colonialist says:

    I believe ‘Oops!’ is the understatement appropriate to these occasions?


  32. Alastair says:

    Woohoo … brilliant. I love that. Just shows that when you try to force someone to love you, something will go wrong.


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