It was my first day in the Misuse of Muggle Artefacts office, but it hadn't been very eventful so far. My two colleagues had drunk lots of coffee to keep alert before realising I had joined the office, so they were very jittery. I let them get on with it.
So both men were out of the office, and I was absent-mindedly levitating my quill. Then, a memo zoomed into the room with such force that it blasted a hole in the heavy wooden door. Reparing the hole, I leaped from my chair. The quill floated slowly back to the dusty floor.
'Cursed car tyre sighted near Ministry entrance,' I read. 'Affected by an Animating charm, rolling at high speed into anything or anyone that gets in its way. Please attend to urgently.'
I didnt have a clue what to do, but used the floo network to get to the atrium of the MoM. Then I exited the Ministry by foot, to attract as little muggle attention as possible. I walked round one corner, up one road, down another, until I saw it.
A crowd of muggle schoolchildren were grouped around a small, tearful girl who had been knocked to the ground, and a boy was struggling with the sturdy black rubber as if it were desperate to escape his grasp.
'What happened here?' I asked, kindly.
'aaaaa, the...the...tyre, it,-it got, m-me. aaaaa.' said the poor girl.
'I'll just see to the tyre, then I'll clean you up,' I comforted her, as I noticed the crimson specks on her grazed knee.

I made as if I were helping the boy, but I pulled out my wand beneath my jacket. I muttered the counter-curse, and the tyre shuddered, then lay still on the cool concrete road.
'Now to sort you out, hun' I turned to the girl.
I knew a bit about muggle healing becasue my mum is a muggle 'doktar' and she taught me a bit of first aid when she found out I would be going to Hogwarts. 'Got to prepare yourself' she had said.
I used a wet piece of tissue (conjured in my pocket) to clean the wound, and bandaged it up. (bet you can guess where that dressings came from!)
'There. Alright now?' I asked.
'Thank you, I'm ok now' the girl said, still at the trying-to-stop stage of crying. I gave her a piece of tissue, and walked off. At the end of the road, I disapparated home as it was the end of my shift. I think the girl might have seen me, but who would believe her anyway? She had fallen, could have knocked her head. And I modified everyone's memories so they all got a few details wrong when they told someone. No one will ever know. ;) I still dont know who cursed the tyre though...

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Ratings and Comments

#1Daryl Michaels's AvatarDaryl Michaels (rated this 8)

Yes. I agree with marilla. I was hooked from the very start but kinda got bored a little after the middle.

#2Marilla Teague's AvatarMarilla Teague (rated this 10)

excellent beginning and very funny details. well written!!

#3Karen Circa's AvatarKaren Circa (rated this 10)

What a fun story! A great start to this topic. I felt like I was right there with that cursed tyre!

#4Laurie Lovegood's AvatarLaurie Lovegood (rated this 9)

I liked how the tyre rolls around (: It was a good idea for a cursed object. Great story!

#5Zoki Phantom's AvatarZoki Phantom (rated this 9)

For the first submission for this project, you did great. I really liked your story, it was quite fun and interesting to read. I hope you find out who cursed the tyre at some point. :))

#6Jacqualine Snape's AvatarJacqualine Snape (rated this 9)

This story was very good, are you working for the Ministry of Magic in the holidays, it was so believable.

#7Sandy Baker's AvatarSandy Baker (rated this 10)

Hahah! Great story line! It's very discriptive and pleasant to read.

#8Amanda P. X. Sim's AvatarAmanda P. X. Sim (rated this 10)

Simple yet brilliant story. I love how you handled the situation and indeed, the tyre is interesting!

#9Nymph Hara's AvatarNymph Hara (rated this 10)

Very good, entertaining and great story line. A cursed tyre that is rolling at high speed is a perfect cursed object to put in this story.