May 29th, 2013
The Witches Shack
Once upon a time in a tiny peaceful home in a tiny peaceful town, lived a family of 4; Momma, Papa, Lucy and Ricky. Lucy and Ricky were at times the best of friends and at others the worst of friends. Lucy was a quiet innocent girl and her brother Ricky always insisted on picking on her. “These dear children are always fighting” said momma in a worried voice, “I know” said papa “but whatever do we do”. Momma and Papa thought long and hard about the possibilities, their home was situated in the middle of the city amongst all the hustle and bustle of the horse and carriages. Momma’s aunt Cindy lived out with in the forest. “We shall send them to my Great Aunt Cindy’s, they shall walk and learn to work together to arrive together safely” stated momma, “Is that a safe idea?” asked papa, “yes” she replied with confidence. So the next morning the children were told to pack for a short vacation. Their parents gave them one map and directions of how to get there, along with just enough food to last them until they got there. The instructions were simple: Follow the path the whole way, do not stray. To stray is dangerous. Lucy and her brother Ricky started on their way. The cobble stone path winded around the tall green pine trees for as far as the eye could see. As always Ricky was taking the lead and bossing around his little sister, “Hurry up Lucy, you’re walking so slow”, yelled Ricky, Lucy who was struggling behind him yelled “I’m trying but I’m much slower and much more week then you”. Lucy continued to struggle behind, and Ricky did not seem to care. They walked for hours arguing the whole way. They finally came to the bottom of a hill, and just over that hill you could see Aunt Cindy’s cottage; there were two ways you could take the path which went up and over the steep hill, or the short cut and simply walk around the hill. “Let’s just walk around, it takes less effort” cried Ricky. “NO!”...
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