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, 2022Rules & 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

44 thoughts on “On Sabbatical… #99WordStories

    1. I wanted this to be a spoof of what’s happening in our Congress right now. Witches are always rebels, so I’ll have to try and work with the next prompt to continue the story. Fingers crossed. LOL!

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          1. I love Carrot Ranch flash fiction. I’ll be the editor for Charli Mills’ new small press called, Gitty Up Press. I’m excited to work with her on the anthology. You know I can’t give up my poetry… LOL! 😀

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