House With a Balcony

Photo Copyright: Barbara W. Beacham

This is my contribution for this week to Monday’s Finish the Story. It’s hosted by Barbara W. Beacham. Every Monday Barbara supplies a new picture prompt along with the first sentence for the story. The original story to be written should have only 100 to 150 additional words. I’ve bolded the sentence given with the picture prompt.

To read the other stories from group members, be sure to click on the little blue frog in the blue box after clicking on the link. The link for all other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 2+11+150=163 Words


From the small balcony, the witch watched the world go by. She decided to go into business.

Latisha hung out a sign by the front door. It read:

Latisha McQuinty, Witch

Potions for Every Need

She readied her various ingredients: eye of lizard, tooth of dragon, leaves of the drickle bush (very rare), etc., and cleaned out her kettle.

Her first customer was Mrs. Sockbottom. She complained of thinning hair. Latisha prepared a purple potion for her.

A week later, Mrs. Sockbottom came back. She was justifiably irate as she was covered with purple fur from head to furry feet.

Latisha had given a potion to old Mrs. Wertle for warts, and the poor lady broke out in red stripes.

Old Mr. Pintypuss took a potion to heal his gout and grew ten more toes.

But the worst was Lucy Figwort who wanted smaller teeth. She grew long, sharp fangs that scared away all eligible men.

Latisha took down her sign.

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15 thoughts on “THE BUSINESS

    • Thanks, Barbara. I’m so pleased you liked the story, especially the names. My witches seem to always have trouble with their spells at the expense of others. They try, but it just doesn’t work for them. I had fun with that story. You get well also. 😀 — Suzanne.


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