Drabble: The Date – by Jocelyn DCamp

by specklit

“I can’t believe you. You promised me you were going to be nice.” Violet clenched her fists in frustration.

“I was nice! I could have transformed him into a newt, harvested his eye. It’s hard to come by fresh eye of newt these days. Sometimes they give you toad, sometimes salamander. The market is a dishonest place.”

“You didn’t have to transform him into anything! He was just taking me to the dance.”

“He still can.”

“Dad, you turned him into a cactus.”

“I gave him a pot; he’s portable.” Her father smiled in satisfaction. “Just don’t dance too close.”

Author’s Note: Surely a wizard father would be as protective of his baby girl as any other father. No gun threats needed from a wizard though.

5 Responses to “Drabble: The Date – by Jocelyn DCamp”

  1. Rob Butler says:

    I wonder if it’s because I’m a father with a daughter that I enjoyed this so much! Very funny and a great last line.

  2. Brenda Anderson says:


  3. TimothyAWiseman says:

    If I were a wizard, I would definitely do this when my daughter’s are older.

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