Writing Prompt: Luck and Canal

Write as much as you can in fifteen minutes using two words given to you. Words may be reused, but the writing/story will always be different.

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Writing Prompt: Luck and Canal

It had been many years since the land had been inhabited by any human. At least any being that would be considered a human. The island was filled with lush plants of all varieties. In the middle of the island, there was a canal that stretched from one end of the island to the other. Many of the animals on the island like to swim in this canal. 

If legend were to be believed, the reason there were no humans on this island is that there is a magical element in the canal that permanently alters the form of any being into another being. Many humans swam in the canal only to leave the canal as a variety of  animals from tigers to monkeys and every kind of island animal in between. Luck was on many of their sides when there were plenty of ways to get food without having to hunt other animals.

There was one monkey in particular who was very rambunctious and liked to stir up all of the other wildlife on the island. Despite him driving everybody nuts, he was still one of the most well loved animals by all. He may have played pranks now and then, but he was always willing to lend a hand when another needed help. 

Over the years, many people have visited the island. Some of them for pure curiosity. Some of them went to find a loved one who was last known to have gone there but never returned again. Once they entered the island, they never left. It was a mystery to anybody who had known where they were going and when they were planning to return. 

Everything changed when a very powerful witch named Vanessa arrived on the island. It was almost as if the island could sense her energy and didn’t want to mess with her power. In fact, the island wanted to team up with Vanessa and make their island stronger than it has ever been before. Vanessa was shocked to find the island speaking to her. She had spoken to plants and animals before, but never an entire land. 

At last somebody has come that can tame me. Are you up for the challenge?

As if an island could ever be tamed. What are you after?

You are very wise. I was seeing how greedy for power you were. I wish to make a deal with you.

I’m all ears. 

Many have come to this island to find themselves forever altered. I wish for you to use the power to turn them back so that I can rule over them. 

What’s in it for me?

I will let you have equal rule over them. Including turning them back into their animal form any time you wish. 

What did these humans do to deserve such punishment?

Nobody arrives on this island by mistake. Everybody who comes here has done something evil in their life. With the exception of you and those who look for their loved ones. 

I thought people got punished when they died.

Some deserve punishment before their life expectancy is over. Will you help me?

I’d be delighted to. I now see why I had such a strong calling to land here.


Let us begin.

Vanessa closed her eyes and looked up at the sky. She held her arms out and opened her mouth and sang. After a few minutes, animals started turning into humans. All of them were naked and afraid. They didn’t know what to think. Some of them taking longer to adjust to human form as than others. Vanessa opened her mouth and laughed.

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