“And they lived happily ever after.”
Steven King* #quote
My family is going to see Star Wars this weekend...question is, will the stars learn how to get along? Anyway onto the flash fiction!
The Witch's Impossible Task
A wise witch named Telya was called upon by the king to make a potion that would make him immune to sickness and aging. The king knew that the witch possessed immense skill, but also that she did not care for money. So he told her that if she did not provide the potion in three years she would be executed.
Telya, through all her studies of magic over her long life, figured it impossible to make such a potion. But the witch thought and thought for three years and within that time she arrived at a solution at her meeting with the king.
“Have you created the potion Telya? Or is today the day of your execution?”
The witch smiled, “I have created the potion that will make you immune to sickness and aging.” She gave him a green vial of liquid.” The king, after seeing his father die from a plague, quickly drank the liquid.
“This tastes wonderful! What is in this magnificent potion?”
The witch laughed. “Why it's poison! You can't become sick or age if you're dead now can you? Well, you can decay but I don't think that's what you meant. I already made a deal with the man who will replace you so you don't need to worry about that. I'd say take this as a lesson to not threaten a witch, but that won't matter in a few seconds.”