"Bewitched, bothered and bewildered - am I"


©Bewitched (1964-72)


This has been the second week of #wickedweeklywordprompts from my friend S.B. Hammock, and it's always a fun experience creating prose through a chosen keyword. Of course, she's not limiting this process to narrative prose or micro fiction.


Some other writers have created poems, which I've enjoyed. This week, the chosen word was "Bewitch". Recently, my friend S.B. Hammock started issuing writing exercises on twitter. With these activities, she provides a "key word" which must be included in the writing we post.


©Bewitched


The term "bewitched" could refer to the popular sitcom of the same name, which ran from 1964 to 1972. In 2005, a film based on the beloved sitcom was released starting Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman.



©Family Guy (1999-2002, 2005-)

Last week, when S.B. Hammock started the #wickedweeklywordprompt, she used the word "incantation". Here's the passage I provided:


"Harvey and Vanessa entered the small bedroom, which was lit by a menacing candle. Alysh continued swaying from left and right, reaching for Harvey's face. Alysh was drunk.



There was no other way of putting it. His words remained unintelligible, as if he were practicing an incantation of sorts. Puzzled, Harvey sought Vanessa for help."


With today's word being "bewitch", here's the passage I wrote:


"Harvey stared, captivated with Vanessa as she monitored Alysh's condition. Teenage drunkenness. There was nothing like it. Perhaps it was time for Harvey to seek refuge in the bottom of a glass, becoming bewitched in the process."


Perhaps this means something going forward. The concept of a weekly challenge will help me with developing future projects, despite currently taking a break from writing.


Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to let us know your thoughts!


The Modernist Son, 2020-2021.


Acknowledgments:


https://www.themodernistson.com/post/i-m-loving-the-wickedweeklywordprompt


https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0057733/


https://abc.fandom.com/wiki/Bewitched


https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/bewitched-2005