Doing it Wrong

Doing it Wrong
September 14, 2012 28 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers
Copyright Rochelle Wisoff Fields

“You’re doing it wrong. Any witch worth her salt knows eye of newt always goes in before wolf’s bane.”

Calliope put down the book she was holding and turned around. She cut her eyes at the large black spider watching from the web.

“Fine.” She set the book under the web. “You do it then.”

“Gladly,” said the spider, positioning itself on the book. Calliope moved quickly and slammed the book closed then opened it again. She extracted a leg from the page, dropped it in the pot, then brushed the rest of the crushed body into a jar.

“Now that’s how you do it!” A smile lit her face as she swept the web away.

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The picture above was the photo prompt this week for the #FridayFictioneers writing prompt hosted by Madison Woods.

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 28 Comments

    Carrie

    Hilarious! Loved it. So cute and clever.

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      SAM

      Thank you, thank you!

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    Madison Woods

    OMG, I can’t believe you made me sympathetic to the spider, hahaha! Great little story. Always like witchy stories to begin with, but this one was excellent.

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      SAM

      Wow! What a wonderful compliment! Thank you!

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    boomiebol

    Very clever!!!

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    Eric Storch

    Twisty, twisty. Nicely done!

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      SAM

      Thanks, Eric. Congratulations on the comic book, by the way!

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    sustainabilitea

    Very clever, both you and Calliope. Everything worked well and the story flowed beautifully.

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      SAM

      Ah, great! Thank you so much.

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    40again

    A very clever and witty story, well done. Loved it

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    rochellewisoff

    Why that sneaky little witch! I’m humored.

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      SAM

      That’s fantastic! Thanks for the inspiring image!

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    rich

    never thought i’d have sympathy for a spider. thanks!

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      SAM

      I never expected anyone to feel sympathy for it! LOL

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    Paul

    Cute and clever? Blech! Who needs cute and clever? Well, ok, it works as cute. And it works as clever. And probably as a bit of a cautioary tale, too, so I guess it works. Period. Nicely done.

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    Antonia Fenton

    Nice one – well done.

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    chriswhitewrites

    Excellent Sam! The smart-arse spider gets his comeuppance! Nobody likes a back seat potioneer!

    Chris

    http://chriswhitewrites.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/the-daughters-song/

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      SAM

      I think this is my favorite comment ever. It’s awesome.

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    thecontradictoryoptimist

    Witch scores 1 against the spider’s 0! Well done!!

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      SAM

      haha. Perhaps her familiar will choose a different form next time.

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    JKBradley

    Good, good. Ha.

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    dmmacilroy

    You know what they say? Too many cooks…. This was a lovely slice of life from the witch’s kitchen. Something that I loved was the saving of the rest of the spider’s body in the jar. A nice touch that you could have overlooked and I’m sure others will, but that added so much to the tale through atmosphere and attention to detail.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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      SAM

      It was nice to have you notice. After all, a witch never knows when a recipe will call for a spider leg again. 😉

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