It's October, so that means we're all getting ready for Halloween. The Spanking Writers are planning a big event with Halloween short stories all around bloggerville. Stay tuned for more details. But, in the mean time, I'm sharing Six Sentences from The Assignment, which is part of The Long Arm of The Law, my short story collection.
Wendy, our heroine, is buying Halloween candy and observes the following conversation in the checkout line between a child and the cashier.
The tot grinned, and
a trail of chocolate-laced saliva dribbled out the side of her mouth. "An
ugly, nasty, old witch!" she exclaimed.
"Nasty old witches are the best---I'm sure you'll have lots of fun and gets lots of
The child seemed pleased by this prediction and attacked the bag of chocolate
with glee as the cart headed to the parking lot.
Wendy's stomach knotted, and the fingers on her right hand began to twitch. She
squeezed the handle of the cart until her knuckles were white and reminded
herself of the oath that she had sworn when she took this assignment----No
Magic----then she placed her items on the check-out counter.
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