This week’s 100 Word Challenge for Grown-Ups is to include the phrase ‘are you sure it should be that colour?’ and we were allowed to produce 150 words plus the prompt.
They looked into the depths of the copper pot and the churning liquid within.
‘Are you sure it should be that colour?’ asked Gabby.
‘Well I did follow the instructions!’ she retaliated, indignant that Beth should even ask such a silly thing.
‘I expected it to be blue really but this is more like a sickly green.’
Beth glanced over her shoulder at the tiny writing in the old book, squinting against the late afternoon sunlight filtering through the cobwebbed shutters.
‘I wonder if I missed something?’ she muttered, to no-one in particular. Suddenly the pot began to gurgle and shudder.
‘It’s working, it’s working!’ Beth shrieked. ‘Quick, put your hands in and spread it on your face! Let’s see what it can do.’