Sarah Ann Hall

Reporting on writing in progress or, more probably, not; practising flash fiction.

#FridayFictioneers – 14/7/17 – Nothing to Wear

with 35 comments

Every Wednesday Rochelle Wisoff-Fields publishes a photo prompt to inspire writers to write 100-words of flash fiction or poetry.

At any point during the following week, the Friday Fictioneers post their 100-word tales. Read the other stories by clicking below.

Thanks to Rochelle for hosting and Janet for the beautiful photo this week.

Nothing to Wear

(Genre: fantasy; 100-words)

As the warlock’s summer party approached, Zilla resolved to attend, only the choice of perfect attire proved confounding. She could charm a gown of exquisite beauty, pervade a captivating scent, and might catch an eye with augmented lashes. It wouldn’t be the first time she had used her skills to bewitch a beau. And it wouldn’t be the last. Zilla was weary of being alone. She wanted someone to love and share her world.

She pondered hard.

Zilla arrived in standard garb, enchantment free, the plain young witch she was. She mesmerised and enthralled, and left with like-minded mate.



Written by Sarah Ann

July 14, 2017 at 4:43 pm

35 Responses

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  1. Nice touch, better to start off that way than under false impressions. Nice one.

    Iain Kelly

    July 14, 2017 at 5:20 pm

  2. Good lesson here. Be who you are and you will find someone who appreciates those attributes.


    July 14, 2017 at 7:20 pm

  3. the plain young witch she was ~ Hooray for Zilla (love the name) although I was kinda’ getting into her being able to charm her way to beauty. A good lesson for all. Beauty is certainly more than eyelashes and beautiful gowns.

    Alicia Jamtaas

    July 14, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    • 🙂 I wonder what she might charm herself into on a less honest day. I imagine she’d have everyone crawling at her feet.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm

  4. Dear Sarah Ann,

    There’s a lot to be said for being yourself and you story says it all. I suspect Zilla’s charm went deeper than outward charms. I’m glad she found a beau who appreciated her. Nicely done.




    July 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    • Thank you Rochelle. I wasn’t sure where this was going when I started out, but I was happy when she met her match too.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:12 pm

  5. Winning the day by the sound of it. Great story. Finding your match. I love a girl who is true to herself

    Laurie Bell

    July 14, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    • Thank you. I’m glad you like it. I’m sure there were a few green eyes following her as she left the room.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:22 pm

  6. I am happy Zilla did what she did. Now she can at least hope for a real relationship. Lovely story !


    July 15, 2017 at 3:37 am

  7. Sometimes, the natural beauty a person has is more captivating than the makeup and facepaint that we all put on (yes, even us guys have metaphorical facepaint. In Korea, however, it’s actually real.)

    Well done!

    Miles Rost

    July 15, 2017 at 6:52 am

    • Many thanks for your comment. Makeup often hides the nuances and quirks that make a person special and stand out.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:26 pm

  8. Better to get someone who loves for who you are than for who you pretend to be. Good on Zilla.


    July 15, 2017 at 7:12 am

  9. Great story. There is a wonderful lesson in here, about being true to yourself and shunning false pretences.


    July 15, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    • Being true to yourself and others – it makes for an easier and happier life.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:17 pm

  10. A wise witch. Lovely read.


    July 15, 2017 at 2:02 pm

  11. Wonderful! Always be yourself!

  12. How wonderful! I was just thinking half way through “that’s not the way to find lasting love” and then she cottoned on 🙂


    July 15, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    • I’m glad you and she were thinking along similar lines. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:16 pm

  13. Good – he liked what he saw and won’t be disillusioned in the morning.

    Liz Young

    July 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    • Exactly. Let’s just hope he’s been as honest and she won’t be disillusioned either.

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm

  14. Wonderful. She’s honest and that rewards her with honest affection.


    July 16, 2017 at 12:28 am

    • Thank you. I’m hoping they live happily ever after, casting honest spells on everyone else, but that could be tricky….

      Sarah Ann

      July 17, 2017 at 2:15 pm

  15. Good for her. Simple values always win.


    July 16, 2017 at 8:05 pm

  16. Lovely take on the prompt

    Click Here to see what Mrs. Dash Says


    July 17, 2017 at 7:51 am

  17. She just had to trust herself.
    No guile, no falsehood.


    July 18, 2017 at 10:51 am

    • Exactly, but it’s tough for a witch not to practise some guile.

      Sarah Ann

      July 18, 2017 at 4:38 pm

  18. Good for her! It’s unlikely there’ll be any disappointments for her suitor with a start like this. 🙂


    July 18, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    • Nope. Hopefully this is a good match made that will last. 🙂

      Sarah Ann

      July 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm

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