Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Love potion

Thanks to Priceless Joy for running the flash fiction and to Yarnspinnerr for the photo


He was told that 11 pots are a must. It had taken him 6 months to collect all the ingredients for the potion. 

Today was the day. The wind was right and it was 15 minutes to go before she would come out of her house. He adored the beautiful Sheila, but he was poor and she was from a rich family and would never ever date him. 

An old wise man told him however that with the love potion he could make her love him. He had some wood collected to build a little fire under the pots. The smoke would go her way when she would come from the house. He would have to take the middle pot in his hands and magic would happen. 

He turned on the fire underneath the last pots 
as suddenly his friend appeared next to him. “Need a hand” while picking up the middle pot. He stood there with his mouth open as Sheila walked straight into his friend’s arms.

168 words


  1. Hi Marja - clever take on the image - well done ... poor chap - beaten yet again ... cheers Hilary

  2. Oh no!
    Great, imaginative story , Marja. :)

  3. Oh dear! All that effort and someone else got the gal! Nice one Marja.

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  4. Oh no! The potion worked but it worked on the wrong person! How sad. Great story!

  5. Wonderful story Marja. You just never know where love will really be. Hope you are well.

  6. Beautiful sad story, Marja! Do we see the end of it?

  7. Very well written story! Magic doesn't always work for us.

  8. Oh no, things went terribly wrong! Poor guy.

  9. Poor fellow. sympathize with him. but the magic potion did the trick. good story.


  10. A very clever write.


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