Six Sentence Story- Breaking That Evil Spell

PROMPT WORD:  EFFERVESCENT

When Fayette turned eight, she never expected to lose her lifelong charmed attitude toward life but her interests in making daisy chains, collecting pollywogs in mason jars, and creating her own fairytales, just vanished!

She got two favorite gifts for that birthday, an IPod and a cloth bound journal- handmade by her elderly neighbor, Dora -who had delighted in her joyful company, and enchanting stories, on a regular basis.

Two weeks passed and she hadn’t even thanked her neighbor, as Fayette’s interests had turned entirely to watching videos, and facetiming with friends, losing all sense of time and, unknowingly, all sense of herself too.

The, now lonely, and deeply disappointed Dora watched Fay sit for hours on her porch hypnotized by a glowing screen with eyes that had become fixed, and blank, so while watering her tulips, Dora resolutely marched to their shared property line and turned the hose’s full force directly on the distracted child.

The shock produced an ear piercing squeal and compelled Fay to drop her device, scattering glass shards the length of the porch, thus producing several more ‘aftershock squeals’ before she ran inside to demand Mommy make her world whole again.

Another week passed before a knock came on Dora’s door and standing there was sweet Fayette with her journal and an effervescent smile, “Thank you for my beautiful journal Dora, I wrote a story for you about a princess who woke up to find fairies and flowers everywhere after an evil spell was broken by a really good witch who loved the princess so much that she broke her IPod.”.
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This story is dedicated to my 8-year-old granddaughter who is often called ‘mush brain’ by her grandmother when she uses her IPod. πŸ˜€

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31 thoughts on “Six Sentence Story- Breaking That Evil Spell

  1. Frank Hubeny 04/21/2021 / 9:17 pm

    It seems like her mother did make the world whole again for both Fayette and Dora. That cloth bound journal was one of Fayette’s two favorite presents. It makes me wonder how one would make such a journal.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/21/2021 / 9:19 pm

      I’ve seen them but haven’t looked into the method for making one. I may just look it up.
      Thanks Frank… a new project for me. πŸ˜€

  2. Pat Brockett 04/21/2021 / 9:50 pm

    Great SSS and a good message about the impact computers can sometimes have on children and adults also.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/22/2021 / 6:43 am

      A pet peeve of mine. Yet, I’m guilty of being a ‘mush brain’ too. Thanks!

  3. Chris Hall 04/22/2021 / 4:22 am

    Love this Susan! There should be more witches in the world like Dora πŸ™‚

  4. UP 04/22/2021 / 8:54 am

    Very nice. Packed sentences – very well done

  5. larry trasciatti 04/22/2021 / 1:28 pm

    Nice .It’s so good to see the little girl was finally able to get rid of the problem even if the hose was a smidge to big of a jolt at first

  6. GirlieOnTheEdge 04/22/2021 / 1:54 pm

    I love a happy ending πŸ˜€
    Fay was lucky to have someone intercede such that she was able to come to her senses, albeit with the help of a hose! All too often young people are drawn in, then consumed, by the lure of the screen. Daresay there are a fair number of adults could use a “hose” as well, lol

  7. jenne49 04/22/2021 / 5:36 pm

    What a delightful story!

  8. messymimi's meanderings 04/22/2021 / 7:20 pm

    Indeed, it’s good to break that spell. When she gets old enough to have such a device, there needs to be a time limit.

    • Susan St.Pierre 04/23/2021 / 7:28 am

      Thank you! Just doing my small part for cultural awareness. πŸ˜‰

  9. ceayr 04/23/2021 / 3:57 pm

    Charming tale and terrific piece of writing, Susan

  10. Nicole Horlings 04/24/2021 / 12:05 am

    Ooooh… kids and tablets. They generally don’t know how to manage and balance the amount of time that they spend on them. I’m glad that Fay reconnected with her old interests.

  11. Liz H 04/25/2021 / 5:15 pm

    And thus the evil enchantment was broken!

  12. TheHiddenEdge 04/26/2021 / 3:20 am

    I feel that element of your own frustrations in your wistful writings πŸ˜‡

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