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Green Fizz


First-person story by Harriet whose Gran runs a corner shop in village. Her Green Fizz drink makes people contented and happy. Gran slips on ice and Harriet’s family come to take over shop, Gran tells Harriet she is a witch and has been keeping village happy for years with spells and been injecting this into the milk that everyone gets. ‘But the supermarket has put a stop to all hopes of that […] It’s taken my trade, dear.’ So ‘the milk of human kindness’ no longer able to get to everyone. Harriet burns Gran’s witching stuff as she asked and she goes to nursing home, although seems still has some spells as matron there becomes much nicer.

Misty Holiday Special, Issue 1979, Page 49