Here are thirteen 13-word tales. Enjoy.
Ink, words mixed
A ring kissed
set the spell.
Stars spelled out future woe
and danced to the music of the spheres.
A ring kissed
bespelled a cloud
dragged it down
Spells trapped in grimoires,
anchored in lexicons of runes,
writing made them mundane.
Magic stirred and
cast a spell on the wayward witch
before she could.
To set the spell,
toss rosemary with rue
rap three times with a shoe.
Thirteen times he spun the dial
enthralled by the vault safeguarding the spell.
Stars cast their spell
through horoscope and telescope,
enchant our sky-gazing eyes.
Future woe’s predicted
with cat’s cradle
and quick fingers
manipulating destiny’s tenebrous strings.
and her precise footwork
outlined the spell’s parameters.
Stopping released it.
a demon on demand
wrapped him in music’s spell.
celestial in the apocalyptic doom
left behind when the spell shattered.
his spell-wrought prison–
Jade M. Wong challenged me to write a 13-word story. I told her I’d have to write a series of them because micro stories aren’t my thing. Here is the result.
Thank you to SHAPESHIFTING 13 #69 KICKOFF for the prompt “spell” hence the repetition of the word in each 13-word micro story.
This was written for the pure fun of it, so I’ll skip the contest since I violated the rules by writing more than one 13-word story. My imagination chafes at rules. It can’t be constrained.