The Carrot Ranch January 2, 2023, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story about a sabbatical. Who needs one or has had one? What kind of tension could a rest create? Where can a break take your story? Go where the prompt leads! Submit by January 7, 2022. Rules & Guidelines.
“Have you seen Hilda lately?” asked Luna.
“No. After the witch’s conference, they instructed her to leave for a three-month sabbatical,” answered Faeryn. “Don’t repeat this, but I heard one of her spells went awry. She injured a human.”
Luna’s eyes widened in shock. “That’s a supreme violation. How will she come back from that mistake?”
“Well, a sabbatical means she can return to her previous position after her break.”
“You’re kidding. She’s in charge of the Witch’s Committee on Rules. How can this be allowed?” asked Luna.
“That’s the problem with the concentration of power in the Coven.
© Colleen M. Chesebro