Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Blech Magic

Alrighty then, I couldn't resist.  One silly story inspired by three prompts.  (I may have pushed a bit on Lance's 100 Word Song, but I couldn't get "disaster" out of my head.)
So, here's my bit for the 100 Word Song, Write on Edge, and Trifecta.  

Concrit Away!!

My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog

100 words inspired by 311′s Beautiful Disaster. http://youtu.be/bDQlSUjqsuo

Write at the Merge; Week 7
This week, be inspired by the sense of smell. It’s said scent is the strongest tie to memory, and aroma is a powerful force—for good and awful! Is your nose engaged? Now I give you the word Elixir:
elixir |iˈliksər|
a magical or medicinal potion: an elixir guaranteed to induce love.
• a preparation that was supposedly able to change metals into gold, sought by alchemists.
• (also elixir of life )a preparation supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely.
• a medicinal solution of a specified type: a natural herbal cough elixir.
ORIGIN late Middle English: via medieval Latin from Arabic al-’iksīr, from al ‘the’ + ‘iksīr from Greek xērion ‘powder for drying wounds’ (from xēros ‘dry’).
Trifecta: Week Sixty-four

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above. 
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone.  Please join us.
This week's word is dwell.  

Blech Magic

All she needed to accomplish in this phase of her testing was a simple fireball. She hadn't counted on the sensory effects of the elixir the Master Mage had insisted she drink.  

It not only caused double vision, but enhanced the odor of the several unwashed bodies assembled to watch her performance.

Trying not to dwell on the smell, she focused on wand-play and incantation. The fireball finally formed in her hand.  The deep breath of relief she took was her undoing.

The vomit infused disaster she'd created, though ensuring her expulsion, had at least cleared the room of stink.


  1. oh, that's a hell of a disaster...thank you

  2. Oops! I love this! And the play on "black magic" in the title -- brilliant!

  3. I think I'm happiest not imagining the exact sequence of events there! Too funny, but yikes!

  4. Blech Magic is right. Oh well... I'm sure she gave it her best try. Fun piece.

  5. uh-oh haha blech magic is definitely the title for this one ^^

  6. Holy Cow! It took a moment to sink in. Disgusting... but Great!

  7. Learning magic is not easy, practice, practice,practice... This is fun.

  8. Quite the disaster story, filled, not with terror, but with puke and stench! I'm sure they'll have you write the screenplay. ;) Nice one!

  9. Very nice blend of the prompts!

  10. A merge that purged... I'm feeling a bit nauseous. That must mean you did a nice job combining the prompts..:)

  11. Eww,a blech magic raising a stink indeed!lol!Amazing job of combining the prompts:-)

  12. Ahhaha! This reminded me of something from The Name of the Wind, hilarious and how I think magic would actually work!

  13. imagine what a sneeze might've done! quite cute!

  14. What fun and so few words. It's amazing you got three prompts in this short writing.

    I liked how you set things up for the finale -- the deep breath. LOL

    I'm impressed!