Tuesday, February 15, 2011

peppered

'Curious curio.'
'How?'
'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!'

12 Comments:

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...

nice...
Well done.

2/17/2011 8:55 PM  

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