- Angora Shade | @AngoraShade
- Bill Engleson | @billmelaterplea
- Sheilagh Lee | @SweetSheil
- Keturah Lamb | @KeturahAbigail
- Silver James | @SilverJames_
- Mary Decker | @mishmhem
- Siobhan Muir | @SiobhanMuir
- Mark A. Morris
- J. Thomas Ganzer | @J_Thomas_Ganzer
- Siren X Star | @sirenstar
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M.T. Decker | @mishmhem
Autumn says: I loved the snarkiness in this story and how the people bantered. So fun.
J. Thomas Ganzer | @J_Thomas_Ganzer
Autumn says: Oh, this was dark and spooky, but the magic made it really stick in my mind. How did she get a call through when she was already dying? So cool.
Keturah Lamb | @KeturahAbigail
Autumn says: What I liked about this story is the sweetness of it. But the one line about "Guaranteed to give you the Rash You're Itching For!" made it the winner. Good job.
I followed her, her young toddler resting on my hip.
“I’m so excited to eat everything... have you seen the hand shovel or rakes?”
“Maybe they got lost,” I smiled.
La’el glared at me, but her eyes sparkled. “Yes. Can you help me find them?”
I walked out of the garden toward the trees and leaves. I didn’t see a shovel, but something else caught my attention. I squatted near the ground, keeping the child balanced at my side.
“Hey, I found something! Poison ivy!”
La’el ran out of the garden. “Keep my child away from it!!”
“Don’t worry, I won’t let her touch it.”
But La’el grabbed her child from me. I lowered my face closer to the plants. “I never noticed this before... they look very oily.”
La’el walked away, continuing looking for a shovel.
“I wonder if you could make essential oil from them?”
La’el laughed. “And do what with it?”
“The pitch line could be, Guaranteed to give you the rash you’re itching for!”
La’el held up a small hand shovel. “Found it!”
I laughed so hard. La’el stood over me, holding her child. “You’re crazy, and I’m keeping my child. You can dig.” She dropped the shovel beside me.
I kept laughing, holding my stomach as I lay on the ground, much too close to the poison ivy.
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