Short Story: The Mischievous Witch



The Mischievous Witch

From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by. Esme loved living in the tiny second-floor apartment in the seaside village. Locals and tourists thought her an eccentric hippie, reading tarot cards, selling candles and incense from her shop below, such silly people.

The pompous mayor was Esme’s favorite target. He fussed so over his weasely little hairpiece that once she sent it scurrying up a tree. He ordered the fire department to get it down. During the Fourth of July parade, she made the hairpiece flap in time with the drums. Red-faced he blamed it on the wind.

On this sweltering summer day, however, she was bored. The town busybody was unwillingly babbling her gossip aloud to everyone. Tommie Mason was clinging to the top of the flagpole, chased by the cat he tormented. Esme uttered a soft cackle. Time to cool things off, about an inch of snow should do it, might even make the national news.

Word Count: 150



A Moment of Thanks…

The Internet is a funny place…  a quick tap on a screen spews news, weather, funny cats, forums to rage against the machine, instructions to fix a water leak, and myriad of other useful and useless information. Sometimes, however, the Internet gets things just right… it brings a group of people together to enjoy their shared passion. Mondays Finish the Story provides a place to offer a few words of creativity and a lot of camaraderie. The moderator of this group is facing a tough personal battle, yet continues to inspire and support those of us who love her weekly prompts. Barbara, thank you for your stewardship of this wonderful group and please know, we’ve got your back!!  Best wishes for a speedy recovery.


mondays-finish-the-story  Written for the wonderful writing challenge, Mondays Finish the Story. Each Monday, Barbara Beacham posts a picture prompt, along with the first line of the story. The stories must be between 100-150 words and must include the given first line, shown in italics in the story.

Special thanks to Barbara Beacham for sharing her excellent photography skills to provide such challenging prompts. Check out the MFTS blog… some great short stories posted. 

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5 thoughts on “Short Story: The Mischievous Witch”

  1. I loved your story! You had me chuckling. I needed to laugh! 🙂 And thank you for the kind words at the end. I will be making a speedy recovery and once again my days will flow like a river down a canyon. One without boulders. Thank you for participating in the Mondays Finish the Story challenge. Be well… ^..^


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