Tis that time of year again...
The theme for Magaly's
Witches in Fiction 2016
Magaly has been a tad unwell, and I know how much she loves Moon Dasies...
so I have decided to continue telling the story of
Mavis, Abigail and Stewie's adventure in a very rotten garden...
*if your new to the story you can read the previous instalments here
Moon Daisies pt 7: STEWIE'S SURVIVAL TIPS
"I have to say I'm most impressed with your speedy recovery Mavis" said Stewie as they crept along the veranda at the front of the old creepy house.
"Thank you" replied Mavis, "You're not doing so bad yourself."
Abigail eyed the pair suspiciously, waiting for Stewie to bite at the obvious sarcasm in Mavis' comment.
"Fair play to you Mavis... but I am being quite serious. I can honestly say I wasn't expecting such a positive outcome after discovering you had eaten all those Daisies. I am pretty sure their vicious toxicity would have killed most creatures."
"Most creatures don't have the determined digestive system of a Sheep." was Mavis' aloof response, and Abigail thought it best to change the subject.
"Your Butterfly Wings are a particularly lovely side- effect, and so useful."
"Yes they are pretty awesome aren't they?"
"Not sure that they go with the fangs though." chipped in Stewie.
"Back to the job in hand I think." said Abigail, as they had reached the gap where the balustrade was broken.
"So... the plan is to wait for the sun to come up...then run down the gravel path to the road as quicky as possible..." said Stewie. "The whole point of gravel paths is to stop the weeds coming up, so we should be safe enough."
"Why wait for the sun?" queried Mavis.
"Why not? Do you have a problem with the sunlight?" jibed Stewie.
"Noooooo....just in a hurry to leave this place!" replied Mavis.
"She does have a point Stewie." Abigail joined in, " Why wait?"
"Because..." said Stewie, "...we can't see if anything is trying to trip us up in the dark...that's how hunters get you... setting traps in the dark patches. Trust me... I'm a prey animal...this is Kindergarten stuff!"
"Sounds reasonable." said Abigail.
"Fine by me then." said Mavis, and all three peered out across the lawn, watching for the slightest movement in the shadowy darkness.
Mavis' senses were still a lot sharper than they had been before her "conversion", and she was again hearing something strange.
"Now I don't want any flippant remarks..." she said, looking pointedly at Stewie, " but can anyone else hear ringing? Like teeny tiny bells?"
Abigail and Stewie strained to listen....
"Ummm....yes actually." replied Stewie.
"Me too" said Abigail..."teeny tiny tinkling bells...coming from the tree line I think."
"And is it just me....or are they playing a tune?" asked Mavis.
"Again... I would have to agree." Said Stewie...
"Show Me the Way to go Home ???" all three said simultaneously.
"Now we just have to decide whether they are being helpful or sarcastic" commented Stewie.
I feel there may be another instalment shortly...
don't let the Daisies bite