Posts Tagged ‘witch craft’

Mouse vs Coyote

Posted: September 30, 2015 in Friday Fictioneers
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Yes, indeed, it’s Wednesday/Friday for our merry band of Friday Fictioneers. Thanks Marie Gail for an interesting photo and thanks Rochelle for keeping us on our toes. Now ~ here is my 100 word contribution for the week.

Sadie peered at the lifeless mouse on her doorstep.”Zelda is one crazy flora-dora.”
“That ain’t nothin’,” Samuel stepped outside.”She dropped a dead coyote on my porch last week.”
“Coyote? He be a trickster and thief, lot like you,” Sadie said.
“Maybe yes. Maybe no.” Samuel toed the mouse. “But why’d she leave this on your stoop?”
“Mr. Mouse be the smart one. He be seein’ right into people’s thievin’ hearts.”
“Humph.” Samuel stuffed his hands deep inside his pockets.
“And I sees right through you, Samuel Makutsi. ‘Cause I knows you hidin’ mamma’s pearl earrings in your ratty old fist.”


Too Late

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Friday Fictioneers
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Hog grass, spindle weed and seven spider eyes
are lined neatly beside the ancient bowl
carved by Jim the Cripple.
One more ingredient and Balenchia ‘s village will be saved.
Woolen skirt lifted high above her knees, she runs across the sand
to the pond where the Eedysed larvae hangs.
Nibble fingers pluck the moist tangle from its lair.
Balenchia races back.
Drops ingredients in the bowl in the exact order
listed on the papyrus scroll.
She chants. Drizzles cat blood on top.
Poultice done, Balenchia smiles.
The blanket over the door flips open.
Her brother announces, “All are dead.”