First six. Second six. Third six.
So, Melvin is at the village market, and finding out more about a possible reason for the storm that killed his brother…
“Well, I don’t believe that I’ve ever heard any of the witch’s name,” Auntie said, smiling up at him.
“I asked a few times, but she said that for her kind, names had great power, and asked me every time to call her Sunshine. She lives in a big grey house up on the cliff-top, and used to pay me in the most creative and splendid ways for my most unusual weeds. Until – just after the New Year, she told me that my services were no longer required. It was a few months after that the first storms came, but you know what? Whenever there’s a bad one, the storm clouds don’t seem to come from over the water, or from the lowlands, but they just sort of appear at the cliff-top.”
Sunshine doesn’t really fit her. What else is she going to do with those storms?
Great piece, and thanks for commenting on my blog.
sunshine the witch? ok I’ll buy in
Interesting. I like how the storm clouds just appear on the cliff tops. Also I love how the witch wants to be called Sunshine.
Something has changed drastically. Maybe “Sunshine” no longer fits her?