August 31: Flash Fiction Challenge – Speller

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August 31, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that includes a speller. It can be one who spells or a primer like Lawrence once had. You can deviate from the primary meaning if magic catches your imagination. Go where the prompt leads.

My mother was a witch, and as a witch, she knew about spells. She wanted me to be an ordinary kid so sent me to school where nuns taught me all I needed to know. Trouble was I would be kept in after class because my spelling was so bad. My mother fearing, I would be ostracised concocted a potion to clear my brain and allow me to spell. It worked, and my class teacher happily took the credit for my change of fortune. She then worked on my grammar and mum, and I thought she done real good.

 

Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/09/01/august-31-flash-fiction-challenge-2/

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12 Responses to August 31: Flash Fiction Challenge – Speller

  1. tric says:

    Great finish. 😀

  2. A very sweet story, Michael. Wish my Mom could have helped me with spelling this way.

  3. Charli Mills says:

    Oh, I want that potion, Michael! You brought a fun twist to the prompt.

  4. I agree – great finish. Loved the twist. And you’ve proven I know a bit of grammar to get the joke.

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