Elemental, My Dear Carla
A Potion Place Story
“Max, I'm here!” Carla called up the steps to her boyfriend.
“Hey! I'll be right down! Did you eat yet?”
“Not hungry. Hey, are you going to have cereal for lunch like usual?”
“I'll get it ready for you.”
Befuddled, Max gazed down at the cereal his girlfriend had laid out for him. “When did I buy Cheerios?”
Suddenly the “o's” began to churn around in the bowl until they formed a face. “You didn't!” it squeaked merrily.
Jostled, Max jumped back from the chair, then peered at the smiling snack. “Carla, you're on the damned Ultimate Potion again. Joy.”
“Oh, Max, you're getting so annoyed with my transforming lately!”
“Well, maybe because you're getting obsessed with it. Or,” He grabbed the spoon and smashed it angrily against the table, “Maybe I just don't like when my cereal