100 Word (Drabbles) Short Stories


The Rules

'One hundred words' must be EXACTLY one hundred words: not a syllable more, not a letter less. In addition, up to fifteen words (title, sub-titles and the like) are allowed. Hyphenated-words-are-argued-about.

Terry Pratchett The Incubust

The physics of magic is this: no magician, disguise it as he might, can achieve a result beyond his own physical powers¹.

And, spurned, he performed the Rite of Tumescence and called up a fiend from the depths of the Pit to teach her a lesson she wouldn't forget, the witch.

The phone rang.

"Nice try," she said, "It's sitting on the bedhead now."

His breath quickened. "And?"

"Listen," she said.

And he heard the voice of the fiend, distant and wretched:

"...frightfully sorry ... normally, no problem ... oh god, this has never happened to me before..."

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