The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch.10Through a Glass Chapter 10--Through a Glass BrightlyKes fidgeted with her hair and robe, impatiently watching as Ellery slowly sampled her lemonade. She would have shuffled her feet if it hadn't been for the heavy police dog still lounging on them. Sighing heavily, she ran her clawed fingers through her hair for what seemed like a millionth time and scowled. Just because this homely cur worked as a town constable didn't give it the right to use her feet as its personal pillow. Hell, by the time tomorrow rolled around, she'd be lucky if she had any working feet left!Bristling irritably, she turned to address Megaera on the matter only to find the space between them now occupied by a total stranger. The person squeezed into that small cramped space was a youth of maybe eleven or thirteen. He had short blonde hair and a faint sprinkling of freckles scattered across his pale face. His choice of garb was rather strange, even though t
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch.9 Seeing is Dece Chapter 9--Seeing is Deceiving The Space In-Between 10:22 P. M. (1) Lolly paused to rest, and to empty her dress shoes of reeking black ooze. She had no recollection of splashing through a filthy mire during her long run from the Main Boulevard, and she wasn't entirely sure where she was exactly.Perplexed, she stared as she carefully wrung out her soiled socks. Typically when one was crossing a co
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 8-Series of Stra Chapter 8--A Series of Strange Occurrences Terrapin Junction, Zelmak District of Hogan's Gap (1)It was ten o' ten and Grandma Esme' was feeding her cats. There were twenty of them, but only Cinder and Felina had the run of the house. The rest of them stayed in a large playroom with access to an outdoor pen,the only time they were let out was to be fed or for monthly veterinarian visits.It was always pandemonium at mealtime. All of the cats were dancing impatiently around the kitchen as Grandma Esme' started taking the cat food cans out of the cupboard. They all started yowling a
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 7 The Sin Eaters Chapter 7--The Sin-EatersOn Lolly's last visit to Hogan's Gap, they wouldn't let her take any of the golden sun apples from the sacred orchards, nor any of the whistling stones or butterfly fish. They said that she didn't deserve any of these gifts because she was a "irresponsible, unclean, thieving brat," made even more despicable by her unhealthy obsession with anime fetish comics and the occult.Ever since the Sparkle Lice and Locker 490 incident, she was forever grounded and had her privileges withdrawn...well, at least until she turned eighteen. Her books of spells and sorcery had been confiscated by the authorities, he
The Visitor From Curtisville-Ch.6Special Snowflake Chapter 6--The Very 'Special Snowflake'Megaera's sharp yellow eyes scanned Ellery's wan and pale face. With a brisk twitch of her wrist, she pushed a squirming lock of purple hair behind her ear."So her 'good deed' of returning that lost artwork of your story was obviously just an excuse to glomp one of the O'Breen brothers?"Ellery squinted at her through the fire and wood smoke. "I think she had no idea until she saw Ryuu walking besides me. What we didn't know at the time was she was Hoturu's assigned lab partner in Biology, and she had developed this really massive crush on him." She then added with a shrug. "Hoturu, being the macho, jock, silent type that he was, kept quiet about it. Perhaps he was even embarrassed and was blatantly ignoring her in the hopes she would eventually give up the chase."Kes cleared her throat. "I'm wondering if that was really your actual story you got back?" she asked. "Or was th
The Visitor From Curtisville--Ch. 5 Bad Omens Chapter 5--Bad Omens Kes, who had been staring at Ellery in frowning concentration, raised her right hand. "Uh...'Scuse me," she said hesitantly, "but when is this Lolly Mcclaren character going to show up?""I was just getting to that part," muttered Ellery, rubbing her nose tip."Oh..okay," said Kes, nodding briskly as she lowered her hand.It was then that a sudden unmistakable stench drifted into her nostrils.Ugh, who let one? Kes wondered, appalled. Her delicate nose twitched as she soon traced the acrid odor to the now embarrassed canine cop still siting firmly on her feet.