The Witch

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

From her small balcony, the witch watched the world go by.” It was getting harder and harder for her to get up and down the stairs. The neighbors seemed to ignore her when she did venture out. The children would giggle and point as she made slow progress down the sidewalk. She often looked like she was lost in her own world.

“A penny for your thoughts,” said the mother to her little girl.

” I was just thinking about that old lady that lives up stairs. Some of the kids say she’s a witch! Do you think she’s a witch Mommy?” her face showing her apprehension.

“I think we should go up ask her if she needs anything from the market. It must be very hard for her to get her groceries,” the mother answered.

They quickly climbed the stairs and knocked.  A strange light spilled out as the door opened. The  luminous being spoke, “So glad you’ve come. I have finished my observations of this planet. I was going to report that your species is hopeless but you have changed my mind.”

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31 thoughts on “The Witch

  1. afairymind

    There is some good in humanity! Its fortunate the mother and girl showed the ‘luminous being’ this before it made its report – I fear as to the aftermath had it reported humanity as ‘hopeless’. A great story. 🙂

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  2. Madeeha

    A show of pure feelings here. I’ll second Louise’s thought. She’s right in saying that there is still some good in humanity.
    A very nice and positive take on prompt 🙂




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