In A Moonlit Meadow

Tonight it is perfect. Barely any clouds obscure the stars and the moon is bright and clear. Silently, I slip through the door, bare-foot and in my white gown. I know where I am going, everything is ready and waiting for me.

A cat joins me, padding silently alongside. He is also pure white; only the pink of my skin and the dark brown of my hair disrupts the ghostly image. He is not needed. I do not require a familiar for white magic, just pure thought and energy.

The meadow lies ahead. Already there is a sprinkling of dew on the grass, making my feet and the hem of my dress wet. No matter, I barely feel it. The moon shines down and I take my place, marking off shapes and signs with my toes, stooping to use my fingers for the more intricate patterns.

I sit and clear my mind of all thoughts and images, holding my hands cupped together until I feel the heat build up between them. An iridescent ball glows between my hands that are now held open.

It hovers about an inch above my palms.

For some are not what they appear to be at all; two-faced, fork-tongued, wicked trolls that want to be seen as angels. This night I will break the deception of at least one of them.

Magic? Maybe, so that makes me a witch, but not one to be feared – unless you happen to be one who practices the art of deception.


Submitted: April 29, 2018

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Donald Harry Roberts

Well done 22 This full moon I believe is the scarecrow moon.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 6:33pm

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Oh, that could come in handy! Thanks, D.H.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 11:37am

Dr. Acula

Two faced fork tongue wicked trolls ha, I get it and love it )))
Outstanding, Hully !

Sun, April 29th, 2018 7:45pm

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Thanks, Doc! I kind of hoped you might.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 12:46pm

Mike S.

Truth again, Hull--excellent!

Sun, April 29th, 2018 8:23pm

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Thanks so much for reading, Mike!

Sun, April 29th, 2018 1:25pm

Sue Harris

Nice one, Hully!

Sun, April 29th, 2018 8:50pm

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Thanks, Sue.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 1:52pm

Vance Currie

I love the descriptive phrasing of this story, Hully, but I'm afraid the point of the story escapes me. It seems that a white witch is about to do something nasty to someone who tells fibs. The world is so full of people who tell fibs that I am not sure who the story is getting at. Politicians? Clergy? Advertisers? Fake Nigerian Princes? Sorry if I am being a bit thick this morning. I have yet to have my first cup of coffee.

Sun, April 29th, 2018 9:27pm

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I can't really go in to this, Joe, but if you would like to check out the comments on my Cojuror poems, there are three, all would become clear. I have been accused not only of placing a curse on my own kids, but of stealing someone's cliched work too. I'll not forgive or forget.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:44am

Kemy2U

Eloquently stated.

Love and Hugs,
Kemy

Sun, April 29th, 2018 10:22pm

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Thanks for reading, Kemy.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:48am

Joy Shaw

Nice

Sun, April 29th, 2018 11:04pm

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Thanks, Joy.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:48am

Jeff Bezaire

This is a captivating story, and it's also a creative retort to the two-faced, fork tongued, wicked troll.
The descriptions are wonderful and the mood you create is serene. I like it, even more so since it's a retort absent any malice or hostility. It's an all-around good story, my dear. Well done!

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:29am

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Thank you, Jeff. I do have two pure white cats that honestly love to spend their time in meadows, whether I'm there or not. That comment means a lot.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 12:52am

jaylisbeth

What an intriguing story, Hully. Very well done :)

Mon, April 30th, 2018 3:09pm

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Thanks, jaylisbeth.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:26am

Vance Currie

Got it! I didn't need coffee after all. I missed those poems. White witch v Black witch. Excellent.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 8:47pm

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Thanks, Joe.

Mon, April 30th, 2018 1:52pm

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