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Minty Merriwether – Book Imp!

Weekly Writing Challenge: Clicking Through the Pages –ย break up longer posts by adding pagination to them – be sure to click on the page numbers at the bottom to read the whole story – there are 3 pages!

“Katherine Mary Williams!”

Katie’s Mum’s voice drifted up the stairs. She didn’t sound happy.

Uh oh, thought Katie. Whenever Mum used her full name, she was in trouble.

“You’ve been at the cheese again! You’ll have nightmares! Go to bed, we’ll talk in the morning.”

“OK, Mum, sorry Mum!” Katie called back, and closed her bedroom door. She loved her cheese. A little telling off tomorrow would be worth it. She climbed into her Hello Kitty pyjamas, tucked herself into bed and fell asleep.

It was the small hours of the morning when there was a popping sound, a cloud of smoke and a flash of light. Standing on the end of the bed was a small creature. He looked around and opened his mouth, as if he were about to speak.

Katie slept on, oblivious.

The little creature looked at her, a perplexed look on his face as her snores filled the room. With a “harrumph” he abruptly disappeared, quite suddenly and without any of the ceremony which had heralded his arrival.

Seconds later there was another, much louder popping sound, even more smoke and a significantly brighter flash of light and the creature returned. Katie shot bolt upright in bed, eyes wide.

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  1. Gilraen
    June 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Ah I get it, he was cheese on potato ๐Ÿ™‚
    Nice story I really enjoyed that


  2. June 13, 2013 at 3:19 am

    Good grief, reading you as enjoyable as you are, it’s become a google relationship. Pagination, it took awhile but at least I understood.
    Then I erred by reading the reply prior to reading the story. Gilraen, thank for the insight. Finally I found the potato and salad, I think, but not the cheese on the potato.
    In the future I will enjoy you without the understanding, if that’s ok.


    • June 13, 2013 at 6:30 am

      That’s probably a good idea – there seems to be a lot more in this story than I actually intended :-).
      Cheese gives you nightmares (old wives’ tale). Kartoffelsalat – yes, it means potato salad in German but it also sounded like a funny name for a horrible demon. Then Minty (the cheese) got one over on the potato (salad).
      So Gilraen has actually identified a subtle layer in the story I didn’t even know was there myself. Cool! ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. June 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

    You have some imagination, drali ๐Ÿ™‚


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