Bubble, Bubble… – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

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Every Wednesday we get a new picture prompt for the Friday Fictioneers, a writing challenge graciously hosted by our Fairy Blog Mother Rochelle Wisoff-Fields.
The task of the challenge is to write a story: beginning, middle, and end, in 100 words or less. You can find all the Fictioneers’ stories when you click on the little frog. Please read, comment, and if you like, join the fun. Everyone is welcome.


Image ©Valerie J. Barrett Used with permission for this Friday Fictioneers Challenge only. Any other use of this image requires Valerie J. Barrett’s permission.

Bubble, Bubble…

Miranda glared at her kettle. Why didn’t the spell work?

Everyone in her class had mastered it, their kettles creating a cacophony of whistles. Only hers was silent.

Who needed heating spells anyway? Not she when Aurelius glanced at her…

But that wasn’t the kind of heat Teacher wanted.

“Go outside, nature will help,” Teacher had suggested.

Now she sat by the pond, unconvinced.

“θερμότητα!“  — Nothing. Stupid spell.

“Boil already, dammit!” — The kettle whistled and bubbles rose from the pond, turning it into one foamy, boiling mess.

“Yes!” — The triumph made her feel dizzy.

Until she saw the dead fish.

(100 words)

I pledge


θερμότητα – thermótita: Google says that this is Greek for heat.

I’m not sure I got the grammar right in this one.




72 thoughts on “Bubble, Bubble… – Friday Fictioneers Flash Fiction

    1. I always understood “Bubble, Bubble, toil and trouble… ” should have called the title double, double… but that wouldn’t have said what I wanted. 😉 I don’t know that music, have to look it up. Thank you Crispina.

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  1. I could feel Miranda’s frustration turn into elation, and then into horror. Loved the part about not needing heating spells when Aurelius glanced at her. An imaginative take on the prompt!

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  2. So many delightful twists and turns in this story – you’ve built layers into Miranda’s character and background so well, plus built a storyline with a series of surprises. I love it. I’m also glad you left in Aurelius.

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