Whizzbang twiddled his fingers, fervently hoping the gift to his witch friend, Hepzibah, was a success.  She shouldn’t be running this late for her own birthday bash.

A shadowy shape sputtered slowly by his window, accompanied by a thud, a yowl and a stream of curses. Whizzbang cracked open the door and found Hepzibah heaped in a puddle of crumpled skirts and cloak, her feline familiar, Canker, sitting ignominiously on her face.

Whizzbang snorted, failing to conceal his mirth.

Hepzibah glared at him waspishly. “Your card said that spell would give my broom super-speed, but all it got was hiccups!”

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1 year ago

Well now Carrie – Whizzbang has a wicked sense of humor, much like one of this site’s favorite writers! Hiccups indeed. Once again, you’ve made us all laugh!

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

This is what I wanted here in Voice club, as I read stories I learn new things. The name Hepzibah captured my mind, so I made research about it. And I am glad with what I’ve found: It is a biblical name that means “my delight is in her”, so I wonder why you used it as a name for a witch friend. Then, I made another research and Hepzibah Smith came… Read more »

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
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1 year ago

I am excited to read your new stories in the cherry blossoms competition. I can’t wait to have fun reading that one.

Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Carrie, as always I really enjoy reading about Whizzbang’s mishaps. Well done, once again!

Susan Dawson
Susan Dawson(@susan-dawson)
1 year ago

That’s lightened the mood from scary doors ?

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

This is fun and mischief Carrie, just the medicine to cheer everyone up. I really enjoyed the freshness in this tale.

Danielle Burke
Danielle Burke(@danielle-burke)
1 year ago

I love the variety in your sentence structure and your use of alliteration, Carrie. It gives such a satisfying flow to your writing. And I love your witchy names, especially “Whizzbang”. Your tale calls out to the child in me.

Emily O'Leary
Emily O'Leary(@emily-oleary)
1 year ago

I love Whizzbang, he’s such a character! Tripping through life haha, reminds me of myself! Looking forward to more from Hepzibah too!

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