“My dear Marie,” the old witch hissed,” you have reneged on our arrangement.”
“No, you misappropriated the terms of our agreement,” Marie replied, looking left and right for an escape. “You treated me like a toddler and played me like a puppet during this whole nightmare. I agreed to learn your time warp magic after you conned me into it, you eclectic old woman.”
“Now-now, there is no need for name calling dear,” the witch replied coyly, backing Marie towards the ground’s vibrating mouth.
“There is if you do not tell me where he is and what you have done to him.” Marie, now agitated, demanded. She could not let the witch back her into that dark, putrid cave. She need to think up of another escape, and think it up quick.
“What makes you think I have done anything to your dear king, perhaps it was one of those other two kings he calls friends,” the old woman said with a sly smile as she edged Marie closer to the cave opening.
“I know it was you; it could only be you!” Marie began to panic as thick vines slid over the cave mouth, like dog hungrily liking its lips.
The old witch laughed evilly, “You want to know where he is,dear?”
“Why don’t you also tell me when he is?”
“Ah! So you learned something,” the witch circled even closer, showing her displeasure.
Hoping she could gather the answers she needed before the sour shadows consumed her, Marie implored from the edge of darkness,”I’m waiting.” The wizened witch gave her pupil one last push into the darkness of the cave, laughing at her victory.
“Your beloved king is…,” the witch taunted as dark, leafy tentacles wrapped around Marie pulling her in before she could hear the old woman finish.
- Response must be between 33 and 333 words.
- Must use the 3rd definition of the given word in post.
- The word itself needs to be included in response.
- 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.
1a : the natural opening through which food passes into the body of an animal and which in vertebrates is typically bounded externally by the lips and internally by the pharynx and encloses the tongue, gums, and teeth
b : grimace <made a mouth>
c : an individual requiring food <had too many mouths to feed>
2a : voice, speech <finally gave mouth to her feelings>
b : mouthpiece
3: something that resembles a mouth especially in affording entrance or exit: as
a : the place where a stream enters a larger body of water
b : the surface opening of an underground cavity
c : the opening of a container
d : an opening in the side of an organ flue pipe
Photo Credits: Tree-root cave, Black Rock Gorge