Witch Mountain~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 3/7/14


Copyright – Danny Bowman


Witch Mountain

My insides barren, lay wasted by chemo. Night after night I walk the desert.

As a child I understood magic. I rooted for Tia to save Tony, built my own StarCase. And believed in time my supernatural powers would be revealed-Telepathy and Telekinesis the least among them.

Now my medical team’s become my Earthquake Gang. I fight the villains’ nefarious plans to wreak havoc. I’ll find my way home.

Just concentrate, the water glass sliding within reach.  Again.

“Ms. Thomas did you call me?” the nurse inquired.

“Yes I did.” Now I know I’ve everything needed – my magic replete.


Word Count: 100


P.S. Please make sure to read the others.


It’s that time! Friday Fictioneers hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields at hand. If you’re new to the madness then run fast lest you get sucked in. It’s a hard addiction to break. Not that I’ve tried.

When I first spied this week’s photo prompt my mind wandered to a mountain on the back highway into Boulder called Dragon Rock. Legend said it was a sleeping dragon. I had always wondered on the magic that they within mountains. Since I was a little girl I was always looking for Witch Mountain.  Hence, the evolution and inspiration of my FF offering.

44 thoughts on “Witch Mountain~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 3/7/14

    • Now Patrick that is unnatural. Escape to Witch Mountain is magical . I fear you had a incomplete childhood. 😉

      One of my dearest friends ask me who Tia & Tony are. It’s always a risk in winding popular culture into your story. But I am glad you liked it and I could introduce you to old Disney Magic.

  1. Wow! I am loving how much you can say, imply, think, feel, create in only 100 words.
    I can see this story from many different angles and like a painting, a story always reflects the readers perspective as they view it.

    • Thanks Sarah. I love trying to see how much I can squeeze in 100 words. The challenge is so much fun. And if I succeed in reflecting to the reader, if they can identify with something I’ve written then I’m tickled pink, purple and blue. It’s very colorful. 🙂

  2. Creative, especially coming from such a prompt! (Also, you included my two favorite superpowers). Glad she found them in her!! You made me want to read the story over again just to get the feel of it all.

  3. Dana, that first line is gorgeous! Very poetic and wonderful. The rest, speaks to a time I can really relate to, with the references. Some days, I still wish I could twitch my nose, and make magic happen. Wonderful story this week!

  4. Wow! Hearfelt, touching and beautiful post… thanks! (I was also a fan of Witch Mountain and often tried and tried and tried telekinesis… 🙂 thanks for those memories, too!)

  5. Loved those movies as a child — were they books, too? I can’t remember. There was a sad bit of autobiographical information sneaking in here, and I wanted to give you a hug.

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