100 Word Challenge – Week 64: Toil and Trouble

Eyes of the lustful, tongue of a liar, hands of the greedy and spine of the angered.

Those were the easiest ingredients to pilfer, as no one would miss them.

Tears of the abandoned, heart of the dammed. A babe’s last breath and warm blood extracted.

Such other bits were harder to acquire, but the Master would accept no less.

“But aren’t we still missing some of the formula?” the servant asked the hunter.

“Indeed we are. It lacks the dying words of a loyal agent,” he replied, grabbing the serf by the collar and tossing in the final ingredient.


My entry for this week’s 100 Word Challenge from Julia’s Place. In the spirit of Halloween, this week’s theme was a brew worthy of witches.

I hope you all enjoy!

22 thoughts on “100 Word Challenge – Week 64: Toil and Trouble

  1. Chelle says:

    Love the ending!

  2. Great; agree with the previous comments and didn’t see the ending coming at all.

  3. Delft says:

    Good ending!
    But I disagree that the tongue of a liar and hands of the greedy wouldn’t be missed – wouldn’t we all miss our own?

  4. Mo says:

    I aint very loyal, not any more… great one

  5. Marvelous! Sometimes it just doesn’t pay to be a sorcerer’s apprentice, does it?

  6. lorrainefort says:

    hmmm…eye of the lustful and the rest of the list are pretty much in great supply, but that dying word of a loyal agent…not so much! very well done.

  7. Mayumi-H says:

    Great twist with this one! I liked what you did with the recipe idea, and bringing all the ingredients together made it that much more a fitting horror tale.

  8. Kokomo says:

    Aaaah so creepy, I like it! 🙂

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