Georgiann Carlson – OOPS!
“I told you,” said the witch, “HOLD THE WAND LOWER!”
“Sorry,” said the girl. “What should I do now?”
“I know this is Magic for Beginners 101, but you were just supposed to make the water turn purple, not blow up New York!”
“I guess I did something wrong.”
“No kidding!” said the witch, pacing back and forth. “Tell me what were you thinking about.”
“Uh, I was thinking that I wanted it to be hotter outside.”
“YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO BE THINKING ABOUT TURNING THE WATER PURPLE!”
“Oh, yeah. I guess I was.”
“Have you learned nothing in class? Rule Three: WHAT’S IN YOUR HEAD COMES OUT OF YOUR WAND!”
“Are you sure? I thought it was something about Harm None.”
“That’s Rule Number ONE, and it’s, FOR THE GOOD OF ALL AND THE HARM OF NONE, not something about it, that IS it!”
“You’re shouting,” she said.
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