Random Scribbles · writing

Oh my, Oh my


Dorothy considered the consequences of her actions.
It troubled her greatly, and
she struggled to accept what had happened.

The small black dog that she clutched to her breast, offered a modicum of comfort. She stroked his head and worried the hollows behind his ears with her finger tips.
“Oh my, Oh my,” was all she could say. It became a mantra.

She hadn’t come here to melt the wicked witch. It just happened.
Like one of those pancake mixes her Auntie Em liked so much. You know the ones –
“Just add water.”

Dorothy knew that she’d eventually come to terms with it all.
She just needed some space, and some time to think. Uncle Henry might recommend a good therapist.
Maybe… when she got back to Kansas she’d find peace.

A Monday Writing Prompt generously provided by The Secret Keeper.

Please accept my apologies for barging in. I had fun.

5 thoughts on “Oh my, Oh my

  1. That’s great. Oh, my, Oh, my!. I started reading then the click came, I’m reading about Dorothy of both Kansas and presently of OZ. You got me on ‘hadn’t come here to melt the wicked witch,’ I did a double take. Stop. Start all over again. Must do this properly and begin to read again. You did it perfectly right. A grand piece of Flash Fiction. I love what you did with the 5 words. A marvelous surprise of a story. So familiar, but I didn’t recognize until that fateful line. In response, you did nothing wrong, but everything right. I do hope you do it again. It was a delightful surprise and a great way to begin my day.

    Hope you again. More stories, I hope. – jk

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