Optimism, #99-Word Story

This is Part Four of the “Carrot Ranch Coven Series.” LOL!

My Word-Witch is back!

On Sabbatical – Part One

Rabbits – Part Two

Shadow Woman – Part Three

The Carrot Ranch January 23, 2023, prompt:

In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that is optimistic.

Feel free to explore optimism in all its forms from a positive mindset to toxic positivity. Is it a heartfelt story or a devious one? So much wiggle room for the optimistic writer. Go where the prompt leads!

Submit by January 28, 2023.

The witches’ chanting affected Hilda. Her tears flowed. Her coughing stopped, and the rabbits quit multiplying. The shadows that had clouded her features lifted.

Hilda’s voice wavered. “I can’t fix what happened to the human when my spell backfired. I can’t make him whole again. But I can make his life easier.”

She whispered,

“May your outlook brighten,
optimism fills your heart—
this spell is your new start
true love is yours.”

In the darkness of Coven Hall, tiny twinkling stars lit up the room. The witches smiled, and with clasped hands, they circled Hilda.

“Welcome back!” they shouted.

© Colleen M. Chesebro

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