Tuesday, February 15, 2011


'Curious curio.'
'Watch. I fill it with salt. There. Now upend it.'
'Pepper! But how?'
'Aw. I do not know. I tried pepper, and it shakes salt.'
'Where did you find this?'
'I swiped it from a cabinet at Willow Manor when she wasn't looking.'
'It is a dark haunt. That groundskeeper. Peter Lorre reincarnated.' Shudders.
'You're telling me. I says, "lovely day." He says, "yes, sir, for the living."'
'Do you see the vision of a covered bridge under the cap?'
'I never noticed. Good eye.' He looks at her. 'Yes, no doubt - it's the covered wooden bridge over the shallow frozen brook leading to the manor.'
Silence, followed by the sound of pebbles hitting the roof like a hail storm. And...silence. She looks at him.
'I believe you better return it,' she whispers.
'I believe you are right.'
'Will you go with me?'
'You are kidding!'


Blogger cosmos cami said...

This is really fun!
Thanks for a great read.

2/15/2011 2:33 AM  
Blogger Berowne said...

Good dialog; good writing.

2/15/2011 6:44 AM  
Blogger thingy said...

Hurry, while she visits the maggies.

Terrific tale. : )

2/15/2011 9:13 AM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

Don't all shakers turn salt to pepper?

2/15/2011 9:26 AM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

Brilliant tale!

2/15/2011 9:35 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

You'd best return it before her Ball this year!!!!

2/15/2011 11:51 AM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

haha this was a delight to read...yeah better watch what haunts the manor...and you may not want it to follow you home.

2/15/2011 12:41 PM  
Blogger The Bug said...

We put pepper in our salt shaker (we like more pepper than salt) - but it comes out as pepper so I guess that's not all that mystical.

2/15/2011 1:30 PM  
Blogger Tumblewords: said...

A filling tale - crystal clear!

2/15/2011 5:13 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh, that's fun! Good dialog.

2/16/2011 8:55 AM  
Blogger ~T~ said...

Yikes! Beware the covered bridge.

2/16/2011 7:05 PM  
Blogger Jingle said...

Well done.

2/17/2011 8:55 PM  

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