To pot add lock of hair and quart of grain
Stir and watch the blue steam billow
Then after a period of ten minutes lain
Blend in the blade of grass and sprig of willow
Vigorously boil for ten minutes more
Then filter out the nasties
Into tiny vials the liquid pour
To the shoulder to be classy
Spin each vial ‘til a wisp is seen
Of blue smoke, this is aether,
Quickly place the bung when it turns green
Then reflect on things that please you
Close the circle that you have used
To bridge the gap between dimensions
Dark wraiths will attempt to barge through
And we don’t want that situation!
Allow the vials to sit and rest
Making sure you aren’t too keen
As the concoction works at its best
On the night of Hallowe’en.

fin.

This, I feel needs a little explanation. Only a little one, mind! OK, two then. Quite a lot of my story posts tend to be left without an ending, so I can return to them when I feel the time is right. For a change, I thought I’d write something without a beginning, but most definitely has an end! That’s a quirky trick, if ever there was one.

I couldn’t fit ‘fin’ in, no matter how I tried, but I did manage to use it in the end at the end as the end. Well, why not!?

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

13 Comments

  1. ‘In the end at the end as the end’ – lol !!! I like quirky 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Raili. Quirky is always good around here!

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  2. The best stories leave a little gap – hiw else would the light shine through the pumpkin.. A fine concoction indeed

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    1. Thanks, Jae. Yes, there always has to be just enough room for something else!

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  3. You had to complete this one, in order to use the ‘fin’! Anyway, you have concocted a goodly potion from the given ingredients.

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    1. Thanks, Col. Yes, the potion took a little blending, but I was happy with the results!

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  4. Delightfully charming. (ps: I did the same with “fin”.)

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    1. Thanks, Misky! Great minds and all that! 😀

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  5. Great minds and all that – I used fin as full stop as well! As for the potion, I think I’ll stick to my bottle of red if you don’t mind!

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    1. Haha! I just used your exact phrase in my reply to Misky above, Keith! Great minds indeed! And yes – the bottle of red would probably be the better option!

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  6. For gawds sake don’t drop one!!! LOL!!! 🙂

    God Bless my friend! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. You’re asking old butter fingers here not to drop something, Prenin?! 😉

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      1. LoL!!! 🙂

        God Bless!

        Prenin.

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