Photo credit EL Appleby
Professor MacDougal floated through the aftermath of the Graduation Ball, flicking her wand and tutting in equal measure. It was a marvel no students had been seriously hurt!
“Mrs Nibbles!” she exclaimed, releasing the scowling cat from the clutches of a giant Gummy bear. The bear oozed across the floor with a look of surprise on its rapidly melting face.
“Disgraceful!” she muttered, spying the improbable fusion of Spalding, Monkhouse and Pitheroe, still in animal fancy dress.
The elephant hiccupped.
Hanging their heads, the three Heads of House tumbled apart.
And a goldfish with the Headmaster’s beard circled the punch bowl.
This story was written for the Friday Fictioneers, as hosted on Rochelle Wisoff-Fields’ site. Click the smiley blue guy to read more stories from other authors.
For those familiar with Harry Potter, you might spot a few similarities! I’m a big, big fan of the books, and this photo screamed out for magic. My daughters prefer the films, and despite my cajoling (or maybe because of it) have never got past book one.
What do you think of Harry Potter? Do you think you can’t write about magic without drawing comparisons? Or don’t you like the books?
I’d love to know what you think – or just leave a comment on the story 🙂