Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments.
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This weeks phrase: “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.” J.K. Rowling, The Prisoner of Azkaban
Preston saw the man sitting alone on the bench and turned to
Alvin, “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good. Let’s have a little fun.”
He waved his hand and a chanted. Storm clouds filled the sky,
rain fell, the river swelled, and the shore flooded. But the man never moved. He
lowered his head and spoke softly.
Before Preston finished, the man stood. The skies cleared
and the water receded. Both boys stood, dumbfounded. He transformed before them
into the great wizard, Eldron.
In a low voice he said, “I’m terribly disappointed in each
of you. For this you shall be punished.” Another wave of his hand and Preston
and Alvin were transported to a cell where their magic was useless.
Eldron entered and stared at the boys.
“It was just a joke. We meant no harm,” Preston said.