Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: No Good Witch #amwriting #flashfiction 

Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAW.


Yinglan Z


Belinda was a nasty middle-aged woman, but her behaviours were characteristic of someone older. 

She was mentally and physically sound; however, the pucker of her frown never left her face. Wrinkles indented themselves deeply into her forehead, around her eyes, and around her mouth; her skin was pasty white. 

She pretended to walk feebly; but when a neighbourhood child or dog was near her property she ran out screaming, wearing stodgy Victorian gowns, no skin showing but her face and hands. Her hair was always severely pulled back in a tight bun. 

Besides a cat or four, she disliked everyone. She made known she had cut her family out of her will. All her money would go to a stern Catholic congeragation she had terrorized since she was four. 

 An old trailer and burned-out truck from a cousin who had lived with her, remained on her lawn, even after the cousin disappeared. No one who entered Belinda’s house came back out, only her cats. 

 The neighbours thought this had been occurring for some three-hundred years, having heard the same stories from their great-grandparents and before. 

Was Belinda a ghost? A banchee? A witch? No one knew. But every now and then someone disappeared inside her doorway and everyone knew that person wouldn’t be returning. 


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved. 

21 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for the Aspiring Writer: No Good Witch #amwriting #flashfiction 

  1. Iain Kelly October 28, 2016 / 6:11 am

    Best to just leave her alone and not go near the house! Nice take 🙂

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    • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      Thank you Ian. We, I would say so. If she gets you inside your dine fir it.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. swritings October 28, 2016 / 10:16 am

    I could picture that nasty woman! Good descriptions! Nice take! ☺

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    • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 6:02 pm

      Thank you Yarnspinner. I was really trying to make her seem evil — although we all know evil doesn’t always look evil. But in this case, she is forsure.

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  3. Priceless Joy October 28, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    Very chilling! Your description of Belinda was very good! I feel the same way as the others, I wouldn’t want to go near that house! Great story, Mandi!

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    • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 9:09 pm

      Thank you PJ. I’m glad he description created these feelings, it was what I was going for 🙂


      • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 9:29 pm

        Thank you. You are so kind and encouraging to me PJ 🙂 Have a great weekend 🎈💕I appreciate you!


      • Priceless Joy October 28, 2016 / 9:54 pm

        I’m happy to hear that I encourage you, you are an excellent writer! Far better than me.

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      • mandibelle16 October 28, 2016 / 11:02 pm

        I like your stories and I think you have really improved since I first met you. You always have heart and feeling in your stories and that is helpful to everyone 🙂


    • mandibelle16 October 30, 2016 / 2:27 am

      Yes she is, better off — not on earth. Thanks for reading.


  4. clcouch123 November 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Gee, couldn’t a house fall on her from above? Clever telling, Amanda, of an unrepentant, wicked personality.

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 November 1, 2016 / 10:56 pm

      Hehe a house would be a good idea. Thank you, I’m happy you enjoyed!


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