Losing the Way

Photo by: Yarnspinner

For four-hundred years, the Chamwith Coven returned to the Kurasmis Stump to gain magical energies. They sought to divide and conquer. They maintained people’s division by race, religion, and ethnicity. Exploiting these divides made the Coven women rich and powerful.

Ages past, they found the unimpressive stump with diving rods of Yew. Ginko leaves focused their minds and wooden shoes bonded them to Earth’s power. Their spells revealed Kurasmis as no mere stump, but the Lord of Trees, boughs spreading hundreds of yards. It bestowed power upon them, enabling their evil plans.

113 years later, they hunted Kurasmis with the GPS on their cell phones. They only saw past the stump’s illusions when Mandy’s fashion contact fell out. Soon all could see it. Standing in rubberized hiking boots, they held up cell phone pics of Ginko (couldn’t find it in Wal-Mart) and began their spell.

When they finished, a withered two-inch sprout poked up from the stump.

“I thought it would be bigger,” groaned Charlotte.

“Are we done here?” whined Mandy. “I have a hair appointment.”
Written for Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: https://flashfictionforaspiringwriters.wordpress.com/2017/10/30/fffaw-challenge-week-of-october-31-2017/

Happy Halloween!


About EagleAye

I like looking at the serious subjects in the news and seeking the lighter side of the issue. I love satire and spoofs. I see the ridiculous side of things all the time, and my goal is to share that light-hearted view.
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11 Responses to Losing the Way

  1. What an adorable photo of your daughter and you carving pumpkins! All those magic spells and only a 2″ sprout came up from the trunk – a withered 2″ sprout! Hahaha! Great story!

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  2. Iain Kelly says:

    Isn’t that typical of the kids today, completely unimpressed! Great pumpkin carving work 🙂

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    • EagleAye says:

      Yeah, they were so corrupted by their fascination with wealth, they’d completely forgotten how to magically attain it. Their riches at our expense will fade (thankfully). Glad you enjoyed the pumpkin pics. Thanks so much! 🙂

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  3. Varad says:

    Haha, not even the witches are spared by the monster that is modern life. Nice tale, EA and nice carving too. The jagged edge of the pumpkin gives it character.

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  4. michael1148humphris says:

    The Lord of Tree’s sounds like he is getting his own back.

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  5. Lyn says:

    That’s a pretty scary pumpkin 😮 Love the pics. That’s what my grandson does when I sit at the table LOL or on the lounge.

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