The Writers Voice
The World's Favourite Literary Website

A Friend In The Woods


Daniel W. Kneip

I know you'd think I'm crazy, but I met the friendliest wicked witch the other day and she even had a four-legged cat! Which blew my mind!

I was just walking through the forest, but really foraging for hidden berries (as I am a man of generous proportions, good Doctor Elrod has confined me to a diet of strictly fruits and vegetables in hope that I will, if steadfast upon the regiment, slim down immeasurably).

But this is when I saw a menacing smoke screen come billowing out of nowhere and the witch I previously spoke of, dressed in a black gown and cape reminiscent of something my friend said she was going to wear at my funeral, came lumbering toward me with searing red eyes! Actually, I had to double check to make sure that this beast coming closer WASN'T my friend! My friends are known to be very sneaky and creepy.

Her skin was devilishly green and awful and she gave me the chills just to look at her! So imagine my surprise when she approached me in a wisp, and offered me a cookie.

"They're hot and sweet," she smiled and a tooth almost fell out! "And believe it or not, I made them just for you!" she cackled and drooled.

Well I DID believe it. And somehow, that wicked old witch new cookies were my favorite treat in the whole wide world.

So I took the cookie and she stood there, menacingly proud I noticed, but proud nonetheless, and I barely savored the gem. All I remember is after I ate it, I got to thinking that that witch wasn't so bad after all!

And she actually started to look prettier, too! Like a reeeeal cutie-pie!

She walked with me, hand in hand, quite a sight I must admit, through the forest. And she even led me to a wonderful little cottage, seemingly in the middle of nowhere. I looked up among the mass of trees that limbered and was actually quite puzzled to see not a single bird in the entire vicinity. Amazing to me. In such a cozy little nook, a bird did not dare.

But I surely dared and my new friend was so sweet to entice me.

Suddenly, something came over me. It really was a chill. The wind had kicked up and the witch, strangely enough possessing the most perfect wisdom at exactly the most pristine times, decided we should step inside the dank cottage to toast up!

But it was dark and cold in that cottage, nearly more so than it was outside!

"I'll surely freeze!" I told her, to which she rubbed her chin in forethought. She hardly had to speak a word before she snapped her long, boney fingers and with an evil twitch of her sweet witch eye, she came up with a great idea!

She turned on the oven and told me it would be warm in there! So I climbed in and you know what? She was so right!

And it sure is nice to have friends!

Critique this work

Click on the book to leave a comment about this work

All Authors (hi-speed)    All Authors (dialup)    Children    Columnists    Contact    Drama    Fiction    Grammar    Guest Book    Home    Humour    Links    Narratives    Novels    Poems    Published Authors    Reviews    September 11    Short Stories    Teen Writings    Submission Guidelines

Be sure to have a look at our Discussion Forum today to see what's
happening on The World's Favourite Literary Website.