|Thanks to dear Rochelle for hosting Friday Fictioneers and to Roger for the photo.
Thee apples have fallen from the tree, blackened, barely formed,
I have an outbreak of boils.
Yesterday my son drove my car into a wall, we’re all out of money and have a persistent coughs. My sense of taste has gone.
Who has put the evil eye on me ? Enough of these tribulations, we need an amulet to protect and restore us.
How does it go ? Eye of newt, leg of toad, hair of dog, old sim card, a pinch of bile, and a photo of our favourite room—the lounge.
Please may it lift this spell of bad luck.
August 2, 2021 at 5:49 pm
Love your list of ingredients for a present-day amulet, especially “hair of dog”!
August 3, 2021 at 8:46 am
So glad you like the ‘recipe’ Penny. I had a dog who shed hair all the time, so no shortage of dog hair !
August 1, 2021 at 10:15 pm
I love the “eye of newt” and the “old sim card.” She’s a modern witch. I hope it works. There’s a lot of people around the globe that could use a remedy for the evil eye. Nicely written!!
August 3, 2021 at 8:48 am
Thanks so much Brenda. I so agree with you about people needing some kind of remedy just now.
August 1, 2021 at 4:17 pm
Bad luck has to change sometime. I hope. Humourous and quirky tale.
August 3, 2021 at 8:50 am
Thanks Michael, I appreciate your comment. Yes, let’s hope for more positive changes soon.
July 31, 2021 at 10:19 am
Old sim card made me laugh. Hope it works. Imaginative take on the prompt.
August 1, 2021 at 9:14 am
Thanks Rochelle — glad it made you laugh.
July 31, 2021 at 6:15 am
That’s a powerful recipe, but I’m sure adding “expired credit card” would guarantee success 🙂
August 1, 2021 at 9:26 am
Thanks Ali I appreciate your comment. Let’s hope that the expired credit card has the magic power !!
July 31, 2021 at 2:03 am
Your story reminds me of this old Ray Charles song. Just replace busted with cursed. May it be lifted soon!
August 1, 2021 at 9:38 am
Thanks for the Ray Charles link, a great song, haven’t heard it for ages.
August 1, 2021 at 3:23 pm
You’re welcome. Hoping the curse is lifted soon!
July 30, 2021 at 10:01 pm
Even witches have to keep up with the times, it seems. And doesn’t it feel like when one miserable thing happens, there is a chain reaction? Ugh… May it break soon!
August 1, 2021 at 9:46 am
Thanks for your reflections Dale. I agree that woes seem to come in threes.
maybe the amulet will work ?
August 1, 2021 at 12:42 pm
Maybe! We can hope 🙂
July 30, 2021 at 6:11 pm
What a fun take. I, too, love the updated recipe.
August 1, 2021 at 9:55 am
Thanks, so glad you liked the story.
July 30, 2021 at 2:04 pm
Loved the updating of the witches’ brew recipe
August 1, 2021 at 10:16 am
Thanks for your comment Neil, glad you liked the brew recipe.
July 30, 2021 at 2:03 pm
Loved the updating of the witches brew recipe