Short Fiction Friday: That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party

That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party by
Tina Connolly

 “That Seriously Obnoxious Time I Was Stuck at Witch Rimelda’s One Hundredth Birthday Party” is a seriously funny story set in the world of Seriously Wicked, a young adult fantasy novel by the acclaimed author of Ironskin. Get ready to embrace your angsty inner witch at a pool party teeming with krakens, hexes, and cursed banana bread.


What caught my attention of this story was the title, I read some stories previously that had similar playful and funny titles that proved a whole lot of fun. Now I am not familiar with the series of Seriously Wicked but didn't let that stop me from reading this story. 


That Seriously Obnoxious Time tells how awful Camellia is experiencing the birthday of a friend of Sarmine. The Witch who is currently training her in the finer arts of witchcraft. She was already at reason 572, so you can quite imagine that she isn't having the best of times. She would have preferred to have just one day break of the hard teaching of Sarmine. Then at one moment, every kid is asked to go into the pool, of course who doesn't like to play in it? Well this is all with a reason, Witches seem to hold it to high regard to show each other off and what better way to do it then when you can show off against your peers? So Camellia finds herself in the pool with the other kids. One Witch already starts the challenge with small inflatable krakens that well start to get bigger (unleash the kraken!). It is up to the apprentice witches to get rid of them... Sadly though only a few succeed and Camellia shows that she doesn't need magic at all. This all to the disappointment of Sarmine. Even a young girl, Pink, who likes magic a lot doesn't manage to live of up to her mother expectations and well time for some form of revenge! 


Tina Connolly writes a funny story with That Seriously Obnoxious Time. The personal retelling of how Camellia experiences this horrid birthday really come over strongly by the first person narration that is used. 


Be sure to read the full story here

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