SFFS 9-15: Making magic on the fly

Following up on the excerpt from THE ELF GUARDIAN on September 1, Lane Donatelli has brainstormed through the shrapnel of his mind and finally come up with a plan to contribute to the preservation of the Bitterroot elf clan that’s adopted him. He’s bought a bright purple magician’s costume (although Crispy drew the line at letting him go out in public wearing the pointed purple hat with the stars), and he’s in the woods alone, getting ready to let ‘er rip:


Concentrate, damn it. If you don’t get this right, those old witches will eat your liver or something. Turn you into a newt for real this time.
He bent down with a grunt and set the running computer on the bare dirt. Connected to the magic of the clan lands, it immediately whirred into a higher gear, and he could sense it was doing something. Now he had to see if it was doing what was needed.
“Hear, o elf clan of the Bitterroot, hear your technomage at work holding up his end of the bargain. Ah…Presto chango, Shazzam, Abracadabra, A la peanut butter sandwiches, hickory, dickory dock, shazbot, um, make it so!”
Having exhausted his repertoire of magic incantations, he stepped back, held his breath and waited.

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  1. Hee hee…the “make it so” line made me smile and chuckle. :-)

  2. Always cute and charming, Lyndi!

    :) Heidi

  3. I loved the “a la peanut butter sandwiches” line. I was quoting that earlier this week.

  4. S.A. Check

    great mix of funny / magic/ tech. I like the feel in the snippet grounded with all the modern references. I think shazbot was my favorite.

  5. Haha!! Great snippet…love your humour!!

  6. What a list of incantations!. But no Bibiti-bobitti-boo? Or Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious?

  7. A la peanut butter sandwiches!! LOL!!

  8. I’m going to have to try that incantation the next time I need something “made so.” :) Great stuff!

  9. Very cute snippet!
    Shazbot. hehe.