A Halloween Tale
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:46 AM
The Witches' cauldrons are still bubbling eschewing their venom, and blood curdling screams can still be heard echoing throughout the night! Dark cloaks hide the faces of evil and Esmerelda must tread carefully to avoid the dangers that lurk within.
Remember your Granny's words! She was no fool! Her rantings and ravings were handed to you as a gift so that you may continue with the task which she has set for you alone!
Be warned! Take care! The Scarecrow may be dead, or so it would seem! The forces of evil are still with you. Old Sister will tell you that!
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:17 AM
Get those Capes ironed off...point those little hats...it's almost that time!
Have a great day...double check the oil in your broomsticks....
Ann & Ken...can you come up with a Halloween picture??? Black cat?
Love the story (stories?)...
[ October 29, 2003, 07:11 AM: Message edited by: Michele ]
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:28 AM
Yes the pointed caps are ready. The broom sticks are oiled and my door is double locked to ward off evil spirits.
Jeannie woke me with a blood curdling scream this morning! I did not turn off the computer completely, so she gave me quite a start! Say no more!
I hope all the Narrators of this tale will heed the warnings. I shall!
Posted 30 October 2003 - 12:55 AM
Jacky, Martha, Ron, Linda....everyone.... I am ready for the next installment.
Gives me "shivers"! Ann and Ken ....please bring on the spooks!!
Bela, Boris and the Wolfman would be proud!!!
Posted 29 October 2003 - 02:44 PM
In the meantime, Jeannie is working on how to make it rain hot now all the time Krispy Kremes over Jacky's house morning, noon, and night! (Devilish, wicked laugh).
Posted 29 October 2003 - 05:41 PM
I took the cracked misshapen mug which Old Sister handed me, my hands trembling as I slowly swallowed the disgusting potion. Frogs legs, snails, maggots, worms and even discarded skins of reptiles, all contrived to keeping us safe and out of harms way! The very thought made me gag as it slowly trickled down my throat.
'I hope you feel a little better now!' Old Sister patted my hand. 'I think we had better pray.' 'Pray for the return of Esmerelda and for your Granny buried on Rattlesnake Ridge!' 'My Granny?' I choked. 'She is long gone. She cannot help us now!'
Old Sister smiled. 'Look!' she said, pointing to a mirror which hung from a rusty nail over an old brick fireplace. 'Look' her bony finger jabbed into the air. I froze in horror, afraid of what I was now about to see.....
[ October 29, 2003, 05:43 PM: Message edited by: Jacqueline ]
Posted 29 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
(A Myrna Pons Witch Solid Perfume)
[ October 29, 2003, 08:53 PM: Message edited by: ann and ken ]
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:06 PM
The words ecohed in my brain. I strained to remember what she ment.
Posted 29 October 2003 - 08:23 PM
Old Sister meandered toward the door, taking her time opening it. I realized she felt in control when she could make the Law wait on her, an old crone like that. When she opened the door, it was none other than Billy Dean Cooper.
I've always thought it was silly to call a grown man Billy, but I guess Bill Dean would sound even sillier. People talked about him running shine and gettin by with it because he was the Law. But I didn't believe it.
"What you want?" Old Sister said. "There's been a man kilt tonight," Billy said. "Found his body in a cornfield down by Old County Line Road. It looks like he been burned alive. All's that left is a bunch of charred rags. You know anything about this, Sister?" How bout you, Ruby?" I thought to myself, my God, what have we done?
Posted 30 October 2003 - 02:21 AM
Old Sister grinned. 'Sit down with us and have some brew!' She watched as Billy Dean forced the vile concoction to his lips before cackling on:
This brew is made of slugs and warts,
Of Magic Potions too.
And it will help you in your quest
To find out all that's true.
The body you found burned and charred
With nothing left but rags,
Was that of Scarecrow, Billy Dean,
So don't be feelin sad!
'OK, OK, I get it now' Billy Dean rose handing back the half empty mug! 'If anything else happens I'll be knocking on your door. A man needs a helpin hand dont he?' 'Oh and by the way, forgot to tell ya, someone been messin with one of the old graves out there. Nutting to worry I spose. Graves are graves and all that's there be old bones. Not much value in those!'
Old Sister closed the door gently behind him! She shrugged her shoulders before pointing to the mirror again. 'Seems like we got better things to do than entertaining the likes of him!' she muttered...........................
[ October 30, 2003, 08:01 AM: Message edited by: Jacqueline ]
Posted 30 October 2003 - 03:25 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 03:55 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 06:51 PM
A shattering of glass made me scream with fright as I grabbed hold of Old Sister's bony arm. 'Look away!' she hissed. 'Look away or you'll be sucked in by the devil if you don't.'
A whirring noise seemed to be hovering above my head as Old Sister pulled me down onto the hard wooden floor. Tap! Tap! Tap! I began to feel a sticky wetness on my face. Tap! Tap! Tap! Small droplets of blood began to form rivulets on the floor by my side. ''Sister! Sister!' I yelled as the disembodied head came down to face me, its non-existent eyes staring into mine and its slashed mouth curled upwards in an evil grin! 'Don't move girl' Sister ordered as I watched her from the corner of my eye. Slowly she began crawling towards the door, the disembodied face now laughing grotesquely daring me to move!
'Come to me now!' Old Sister called out mockingly. 'I dare you to come to me!' For a brief moment the disembodied head seemed to jerk forwards and then let forth a horrendous piercing scream. It danced around in pain, not knowing which way to turn, its mouth wide open gasping for every breath! Old Sister cackled as Jeannie's boiling hot brew poured over its head, distorting its ugly features into thin air!
'That'll teach you to mess with the likes of me!' she laughed out loud. 'Come Ruby. Pull yourself together girl. It's time we went to find the answer to all these evil spirits. Time to put an end to them once and for all and the answer aint here so let's be gone!' ................
[ October 31, 2003, 03:01 AM: Message edited by: Jacqueline ]
Posted 30 October 2003 - 07:57 PM
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