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Minty Merriwether – Book Imp!

“Well,” began Minty, “I was on my way to you with this atlas – ” he held it up so she could see – “and was taking a break in a way-station – that’s a place where we can rest and have a bite to eat – when suddenly, right in front of me there was a huge cloud of smoke and a huge demon appeared!”

“Ooh,” said Katie, her eyes wide, “what happened next?”

“It was the hideous and evil demon Kartoffelsalat!” said Minty. “And he was out for blood! And my books!” He pointed at the atlas.

Katie shivered.

“He said to me, ‘Minty, you wretch, off to Earth with your books again? I’ll soon put a stop to that!’ Now, I may be small but I can hold my own in a fight, let me tell you,” said Minty proudly. “We fought for many minutes, neither of us gaining the upper hand.”

“So how did you get away?” asked Katie, enjoying the story.

“Well,” said Minty, “Kartoffelsalat reached his hand into a nearby drawer for a weapon he could use against me. He rummaged around, and when he pulled out his hideously demonic hand he was holding a terribly sharp-looking nail file!”

“What did you do?” asked Katie, gasping.

“I put my hand in the same drawer and rummaged around myself! I wondered what I would find. A viciously sharp spatula perhaps, or a horribly dangerous cheese grater?”

“What did you find? What did you find?”

“Imagine my surprise when I pulled out my hand – a Glock 9mm with moulded grip, laser sights, fifteen bullets in the magazine and one up the spout!”

“Hooray!” cried Katie.

“The game, as they say, was up,” continued Minty. “Kartoffelsalat slunk off back to the Nether Realms, taking his nail file with him!”

Katie clapped her hands, laughing.

“Well, I must be off,” said Minty. “Books to deliver, you know.” He handed her the atlas. “Have fun with your new book!”

“I will!” said Katie. “Thank you!”

“I will be back to see how you got on!” said Minty, and in a flash of smoke, he was gone.

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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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