This week on the Visual Dare Blog, we were given a fun prompt. There are several good responses to it, and here is my inspiration.
The dark wizard pointed his wand at me, menacingly. Sneering as the locked gate blocks me, I can’t stop him from completing the spell. I’d followed him from the tomb in the desert, to the University where a young professor had translated the scroll, and finally here. Not in time, though, to stop him from summoning an ancient evil. A Curse to Devour all Living Things, and he was setting it loose here in the Arboretum. One last flourish and the final words, and the ground swells like a blister. With a wet pop, it opens to release what can only be hordes of evil. Snails pour out, very, very slowly. Hundreds of them, forming a ring of slime as they slowly descend onto the foliage.
I laugh, and as I go looking for some salt, I call out “Should have found a better translator!”.