Friday Fictioneers for September 30th, 2022

For our October’s eve challenge, Mistress Rochell has worked her magic of Friday Fictioneer redux by reviving a past portraiture of her own. It’s a busy time of year for our illustrious maven.

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, commenced at sundown this past Sunday, marking a time of the high holy days. Soon to follow will be Yom Kippur, then Sukkot.

Click on the picture of Rochelle’s lamps to be magically whisked to her blog page where her cauldron formula for fewer than 100-word stories can be realized.

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Genre: Semi-speculative Fiction
Title: Lamps of Enlightenment
Word Count: 100

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“Whale oil lamps? Your witch’s coven meets here tonight?”

It’s our October bridge meeting. Don’t call us witches. We play cards.

“Tarot cards.”

Dammit Jim, I’m a doctor—a scientist. Rochelle will explain magic and witches in the Bible.

“She’s Jewish. They don’t believe in witchcraft.”

She’ll explain. The Witch of Endor is in ‘Samuel’ when Saul calls her. I want you gone.

“No worries. I don’t play bridge. They scare me.”

Before you go, please fetch my broom and large cauldron from the attic?

“Sure thing. Double, double, toil and trouble; lamps to burn and a cauldron to bubble.”

***


Look both ways when learning about friends.
Mind all the gaps lest someone put a spell on you.

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30 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers for September 30th, 2022

  1. Dear Bill,

    Bridge? Nah…not the Jewish witches. They’d be playing Mah Jhongg. 😉 (At least, that’s how I thought of my mother’s friends when I was a kid. Every Tuesday night and Saturday afternoon). I enjoyed the dialogue.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  2. The women and their meetings, and they always have a cover story; Women’s Rural institute, the Bridge Club, Charity Coffee afternoons at Doris’s, or just a plain women’s evening off to the theatre.
    From your story, you have confirmed my suspicions since our black cat is never at home on those nights or days.

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