Elixir [fss]

AI Magical Wolf
AI Magical Wolf

When the driver suddenly turned left instead of right, I realized that… we were headed to The Twilight Zone. Not this again, I groaned to myself, but I would do my duty.

A break from reality held no attraction for me, not that my life was so fabulous, but even so I preferred truth to fiction. I mean, sure I’ve fantasized about what it would be like to be a wolf or whatever, but ultimately it was just too much work, not to mention the expense.

My annoyance subsided as I jumped into my tasks and searched the premises for code violations. I was indefatigable in my quest to find any deviation from the laws of magic set forth by the Wise Ones. I knew the WO would prefer to shut down the Zone, but as long as management complied with every arbitrary rule, the WO reluctantly let them continue to operate.

If I did find a transgression, I’d receive a huge bonus, so you can bet I left no crystal unturned, however distasteful this place was with all its creepy, cryptic vibes. But in an obscure storage room, it appeared that my persistence had paid off. As I inspected an almost empty bottle of mind-reading elixir, I noticed its expiration date had passed.

Surprise!” growled a voice behind me.

I turned to find that a gorgeously terrifying wolf had silently entered the room and shut the door.

“But, but…” I sputtered. “How did you…? I didn’t drink this!“

He padded closer, his wild eyes aglow. “Oh, I know you didn’t. But I did.”

©️2023 Paula Light and Light Motifs II. No unauthorized use permitted.

Written for Fandango’s Story Starter 98 (265 words).

20 responses to “Elixir [fss]

  1. Great story!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

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  2. A nice little fantasy tale making great use of a bunch of prompts!

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  3. loved this Paula. Thanks for the inclusion.

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  4. I loved the twist, even though I sort of saw it coming. Not in the way it came though.

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  5. This story had me on the edge of my seat. Well done.

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  6. Haha! Excellent story Paula

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  7. Magic. Supernaturally awesome.

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  8. Gurl this story is GREAT!!!

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