Ready for the special room

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Aug 7, 17 2:23 PM
I reach out & clasp Cap'n Randys hands in mine.His bravery warms my heart & gives me much needed courage.
"It's ok" I tell him softly,"we will come to no harm" As we leave I turn & can't resist blowing him a kiss ......

When we reach the Sultans Gallery he is already waiting for us (not a good omen)
"Roo" he practically shouts at me "yourCowgirl has escaped & she has taken my Sultana with her,You may take whatever you need from my realm but I want them both back.You have 24 hours" .With that he turns & strides back to his private chambers.
Angel huffs & says"You mean I have been dragged all the way here for a bunch of dried grapes that can be found in a HOS?"
"Angel" I sigh"A Sultana is the revered wife of a Sultan & if we don't find them quickly we may both loose our heads"
We both slump on the cold stone steps & as I try to think of a way out of this predicament.A messenger arrives & informs us that Cowgirl has been spotted in The Town.
We rush out to the Palace Square where I see the Palaquin.Hmmm if we have to take the guards they might as well give us a ride.
[i]to be continued



 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 8, 17 11:25 AM
I still feel the warmth of Roo's hands and feel even deeper the emptiness of The Tea Room, even though this strange lady called DD is siting at the same table , drinking out of the same cup, has that same look on her face * almost blank* she has not moved nor spoken since I sat with her and asked all those questions,
Makes me want to take a closer look at her,, I turn back to the table and lean on the edge of it and stare right in her face,,, heart skips a beat for it is like looking into the eyes of a mannequin just like the ones in The Fabric Shop, so life like but not.
Do I dare reach out and touch her ?? I look from her face to her cup ,that is hanging in the same spot half way to the table and her lips, that is so strange there is still steam coming off of it??but how can one thing seem real and the other not??
I wish I could contact PTG in that vault like room with all those monitors that only Grim seems to be able to make head nor tails out of that is if he is still there and not off searching for Mrs Fletcher Dandydog, Egor and Fex is it??
Do I stay here and wait for the others to return?
Do I continue making my plans a ready when they do get back?
Do keep trying to get through to DD, if she is real that is but she must be I saw her walk in and heard her ask for help?
Oh I am getting a dandy of a banger and need aspirin
Do I dare leave here and go after Roo and Angel ?? but where would I start to look?.

 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Aug 8, 17 3:00 PM
We are in real trouble here,hours have been ticking away while the guards insisted on a regulation sleep break,just in case they are selected for execution duty .Everytime I closed my eyes I saw & heard the swish of the Blade of Terror!! Angels' mood swings from panic to organised note taking in the blink of an eye.I have to keep stopping to play HOS's for coins to pay for various tolls & fares on our journey & the clock keeps ticking away .

Finally we are unceremoniously dumped infront of the City Clock in the Town Square ,we do not have much time left.Fez is sitting on the Flying Carpet pointing at Kaleys & I think he's been there for hours.

I peek into Kaleys window & spy the Sultana.The poor woman has been dressed in an outfit that can only be described as a showgirl in a saloon of yesteryear. Cowgirl would never be a fashionista. The Sultana catches my eye & I put my finger to my lips hoping she understands shush.

I turn to Angel "You have to go in there & distract Cowgirl "
"Why me?" she protests
"Because she knows me & would suspect a trap just talk about Rodeos or Randy,that will keep her attention".I sense that Angel is not convinced so I draw my finger across my neck then Angel willingly obliges. .
The guards have already refused to enter Kaleys emporium as it's now break-time!

The Sultana,being quick to catch on runs out the door the moment Cowgirls back is turned.Cowgirl tries to give chase but I dash in just as Angel sticks out a foot & trips Cowgirl up.Angel reaches up to hang on to anything & dislodges a newly delivered urn of carrot coloured fabric dye.
We slither around on the floor trying to restrain Cowgirl & finally the guards enter,lift her up & toss her into the Palaquin.

It only takes a few moments to change the Sultanas clothes,place her on the Flying Carpet & send her home.Phew....

Our only problem now is to get back to my hideout without anyone seeing us or any bunnies trying to eat us before this dye washes off !!!

 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 8, 17 5:39 PM
This is getting out of hand, me pacing the floor like this trying to decide what to do stay here and try to talk some sense into DD I stop and almost Gibb slap myself, like she is going to answer after what how many hours here in the same spot with that blasted cup hanging and steaming mid air.. or stay here and talk to myself until someone shows up or wait a minute maybe I do need some Honey Rum at least then it would not take so long for what is happening here to sink in, I might be as loonie as a toonie * or so I have heard ** but at least I would be doing something God only knows what but at least it would be action.
Come on man you are a solider and an officer that has seen more battles and been through H*** and back and yet look at you siting here going in circles trying to find what way is up,, BUCK UP MAN I yell to myself.
I grab one of the old wanted posters still hanging on the wall from way back when that Mrs Fletcher turned around and used the back as a Daily Menu and write a note*****
Cap. Randy Here To Anyone Who Reads This**********
I am off to try and find Roo and Angel to bring them back maybe by that time someone else will show up also....

 

Re:Ready for the special room

[Post New]by Sharp_Eye574363 on Aug 8, 17 7:01 PM
As we're slithering around on the floor trying to catch Cowgirl, I suddenly remember I'm no longer shackled to Roo! So, while she is distracted watching the guards deal with getting Cowgirl into the Palaquin, I slip out through the back door of Kaley's.

Now, I just need to think what to do next. I'm certainly not going to get far with this fabric dye all over me so, first things first. I need a bath and a change of clothes. I know as Roo and I are about the same size, I'll stop by her hideout, grab some clean clothes, then hit the Ladies Room for a nice bath. This is the last place she'd think to look for me as I'd be right under her nose!

After leaving Kaley's I make my way to the side of Salty's and see the window is still open on the upper landing. I get one leg over the window sill and onto the landing and am just about inside when I suddenly feel a big, hot hand grab my ankle!

Drat, and double drat! Why do I always keep running right back into the trouble I just got myself out of. Cap'n Randy, of all people, is who has hold of my leg!

Well, well....what have we here? And, why are you orange? Never mind for now, I'll let you go on into the Ladies Room and get yourself cleaned up. But, I'll be right outside the door so don't even think of trying anything.

Once you're presentable again, you're coming with me back to Mrs. Fletcher's Tea Room where I can keep an eye on you myself while I try again to get some information out of this DD person.......

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Aug 9, 17 12:05 AM
As I sit here by the Grand Canal eating a most delicious peach and sipping my chilled Prosecco I am disturbed by a large bedraggled and very dusty bird flopping down beside me. It attempts a "toot" but can only manage a sqeak. My heart grow s cold! What disaster has now befallen my partner's? Cannot they manage just ONE week without me tidying up after their misdemeanours?
My pet owl hops over and gives me a small piece of paper. I read:
Usual confabulations but coping rather well without you!
But where did you put the flagon of honey rum?
Needed URGENTLY!

Mrs Fletcher XX?

Edited on 08/09/2017 at 12:17:11 AM PST


 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 9, 17 1:43 PM
I paste my ear to the door of the * Ladies Room* making sure that slippery Angel does not try to fit through the drain pipe and swim away,, would not put it past that one.
It is amazing that she thinks that she can get away from me but question is how in H*** did you get away from Roo and her gadget with out getting shocked and hair not standing on its very roots??
She has some explaining to do when she gets out , and please please do not take hours in there like all women I know , what is so hard to do in there you wash and get out, like us guys in and out,,,,
I notice my hand is now orange well great I have to stand here with an orange hand and wait to get in there to wash this stuff off, that makes me think all the more as to what went on when Roo and Angel left with the Guards?? hummm maybe Angel found some orange dye and soaked Roo in it to escape?? I almost burst of laughing at that thought meaning I DO NOT want to see Roo nor be in Angels place when Roo gets back....
I hear water ruining and movement ,I knock on the door HURRY UP don't take all day in there OH NOOOOOOOO not a good time to need the facilities running water will do it every time cross legs and

 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 10, 17 12:52 PM
Okay where is a tree when you need one??
Dare I move and bang on the door again?? or just stand here
how much water does it take to fill a tub?? it is not a pond @#$%^&*(*&^%$%^&
I bang on the door with clenched teeth now///// YOU BETTER ANSWER ME ANGEL SO I KNOW YOU ARE STILL IN THERE AND NOT FLOWN THE COOP AGAIN.
WOWWWWWWWWWW the air turns blue as Angel screams at me through the door, WILL YOU KEEP THOSE CLOWN PANTS OR WHAT EVER THEY ARE ON,,, where do you want me to go???? DOWN THE DRAIN YOU APE.
oh H*** no she did NOT just call me an APE again, maybe I should just bust down this stupid door and drown her and her foul mouth
I rub my hand down the side of my balloon pants then realize I now have a very long and very bright orange strip running down my pant leg,,,, GRRRRRRRRRRRR all I need now is Grim to show up with her band of bunnies sheesh.
I hear the water stop and a splash must mean she is FINALLY in the tub,, I make a mad dash down the stairs and out the door and fly to the nearest bush ** Mother Nature's Facility***
I keep an eye on the window just in case she try's to climb out again,,, all clear I go flying back up the stairs and check the door,,, still locked good OH NOOO now she is singing I cover my ears if she took music lesson's I would give back what she payed...
A million thoughts go through my mind,, where is Roo, Dandydog, PTG, Mrs Fletcher even Egor Fez and PTG'S Owl????
I can not go look for them right now I am stuck here babysitting an escape artist in the tub in a locked room screaming ( singing) like a Banshee
Okay calm down Cap it could be worse,, I almost slap myself for thinking that yeah right like how can this get any worse,,,,,


 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Aug 10, 17 3:38 PM
As I watch Cowgirl depart,firmly locked in the Palaquin.I turn to Angel.....What,where is she? I ask myself.
I raise my wrist ready to zap her but oh no! my Genie Bracelet is not there...

I dash into Kaleys & it is my good fortune that Kaley is not there.The mess is everywhere ,broken pots,what used to be pretty silken rolls of material now drenched in orange dye.I think it will take more than PTG's broom to clear up this mess. .

Under the counter I see what is left of my bracelet.It must have come off my wrist during the scuffle with Cowgirl & it has now shattered into many pieces,probably those guards trod on it.Its not surprising that Angel was able to escape.I groan as I realise I will have to explain all the details to Cap'n Randy including Angels disappearing act.


I shall do a few HOS's & give Kaley the coins to pay for the damage & if I'm lucky PTG will never find out what has occurred here

 

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[Post New]by Sharp_Eye574363 on Aug 10, 17 4:58 PM
Oh, this bath is just what I needed to rejuvenate me. I wonder what Cap thinks of my song? I feel like my old self again, well, except that I'm in one of Roo's outfits, that just happened to be hanging on the door hook. Okay, I guess I've stalled long enough cuz' there's no way Cap'n Randy is leaving here without me. **sigh**

Hey, you big APE! Before I come out, I want an understanding between us! No more huggie jackets, or sheets tying me to the chair, and I'll come along quietly and not try to run. Deal?

Oh, and no need to chew out Roo because it really wasn't her fault I got away! It was those guards that inadvertently led to my escape. What guards, you say? I'll let Roo fill you in on all the details when she gets back.

Right now, I'm hungry.........

 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 10, 17 6:25 PM
again with the APE now it is BIG APE I am telling you that woman is playing on my very last nerve.
Deal?? you want a deal?? are you serious woman? do you really expect me to make a deal with someone I barely know or anything about you and why and how you got here?
Someone I CAN NOT TRUST to sit still and not try to escape??
You have to understand me being an Officer and a Gentleman my word and some one else words is sacred so explain to me how you want me to trust you when all you have done is try to flee?
WHAT GUARDS??? okay okay wait a minute,,, come out and you can explain this to me face to face , I stand back and see the door open a crack,,, it's okay I am not armed with a huggie or shackles come out.. I step aside and Angel comes out and stares me down with a look like bring it on you BIG APE
I can not help it and laugh but that look is pathetic would not scare a mouse let alone me.
Okay look lets call a temporary trues here and head over to The Tea Room and slap on the feed bag, well that was all it took for her face to light up like a beacon in the Harbor,,,
I crook my arm ( not only because I am a gentleman but gives me a reason to hog tie her to me **** chuckles****)
We head off to the The Tea Room maybe some of the others have made it back also............

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Aug 12, 17 1:35 AM
As I sit in the shade from the hot sun, sipping my chilled Prosecco my thoughts turn to my absent partners. Cap'n Bob without his tipple will be insufferable to his delicate female partners! My pet owl has now fully recovered from her long trip and is now ready to return to the MC. I grab hold of it and attach a flagon of double strength grappa and tell it to return to the Tea Room. Then my partner will have something to. "gargle" with!
It staggers off into the sun-kissed sky



 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 12, 17 11:57 AM
As Angel and I enter The Tea Room I stop and say do not be to shocked at the one called DD who I think is still siting at the table holding that steaming cup of tea near her lips she looks like a mannequin from The Fabric Store you know posed .
I sat there with her for hours asking her a million and one question because when she came in and sat down and that cup of tea appeared out of thin air I heard her ask can anyone help her get back to her beloved Castle,, so I went to talk to her, and that is how she sat for hours till I left to see if I could find the others .
Angel and I enter fully and our eyes get used to the gloomy interior humm lights are off wait I say as I light a match and light the lamps, ah that's better now we can see.
Well I'll be the one called DD is gone but that steaming cup of tea is still there ,now how in H*** can that be I have been gone for hours and yet that tea is still hot?? WTH is going on here????
My stomach grumbles or is that Angels??
I tell Angel sit and please keep your promise and do not try to flee or I will hog tie you,
Yeah yeah you Big Ape I said I would not leave just get in the kitchen and whip up something I am starving
My head almost explodes and I slam my fist on the table and everything goes flying and Angel jumps away from the table, I bellow like a wounded wolf, okay enough I have taken your insults long enough ,I have tried to be reasonable with you even though it make it hard as H*** enough is enough I AM NOT A FLIPPIN APE so get over what ever it is in your mind that you think I am going to do to you I am trying to find out information about you and how and why you are here not to make you a prisoner nor torture you but keep up with that mouth and it just might happen that huggie and shackles are close by so if I where you I would clam up .
I am so mad I am shacking she infuriates me to no end,,
Now can I trust you long enough to make us something to eat, I can not cook and keep an eyes on you I would burn my hands or something else, and wipe that grin of your face I know you would love that , if not make do yourself.
She hangs her head and says okay I will keep my word and remain here with you ,I am sorry for my actions I am just scared.......................
This statement floors me and I have to sit down,,,,,I raise her chin to eye level and see the facade is gone and before me sits a very frightened woman almost child like this breaks my heart and makes me feel like a Big Ape
***************

Edited on 08/12/2017 at 12:14:30 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 12, 17 12:10 PM
I slowly and tenderly take her hand in mine and feel her body is trembling ,
Angel I am so sorry for my actions lately but you did push all the right buttons * smile*
I swear I mean you no harm you will learn you like the others I will protect with my life to my last drop of blood,, we will get out of this and back safely to My Camp.
How be I fix us something to eat and we can talk you can tell me your story how's that
I feel her relax and nod her head so I head off to the kitchen knowing now she will keep her word to me but I keep the kitchen door ajar just in case,
I ramble around and find two very nice steaks , some corn on the cob, some peas, some lettuce, tomatoes some oil for a good salad oh and found some crusty bread now where are the potatoes?? I find them and start cooking and put the kettle on for a nice hot cup of tea...
I call out won't be long now and Angel answers okay I hear movement and dash for the door expecting her to have flown but to my great surprise she is setting the table for us and even found some fresh flowers for the table, I smile ear to ear and return to
the wood stove,,,,,,,,,

Edited on 08/12/2017 at 12:16:07 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by AuntieRoo on Aug 12, 17 3:14 PM
Squish,squelch,drip...squish,squelch,drip..I arrive at my Spring Roon which is the only place I can go where I won't be seen by anyone

As I sit quietly beside the mermaid fountain I dangle my feet in the cold water.Suddenly I hear a terrible noise above my head.I look up just in time to see Fez on the Flying Carpet collide with PTG's owl. .The owl is laid out flat on the carpet momentarily stunned.

Oh no !!! He is bound to tell PTG that I am very Orange.He flies off with something tied to his feet, hopefully he was distracted & didn't spot me Fez lands next to me & I am delighted he has bought my bag.
"Oh Fez,you....darling (I was going to say Angel but that word is banned from my vocabulary). Fez zooms off to meet Egor & I am alone.

After rummaging around in my bag I find my emergency little black dress rolled up inside,along with my special Orange & Lemon bubble bath.I pour this into the pool with a sprinkle of Fairy Dust for some heat.
As I lay there soaking I reminisce on the fun of the Spring Event,suddenly before my eyes I see silver,amber & emerald fish trying to get out of the water...

Oh my goodness I forgot I put them in the pool.I get up quickly & run behind my hut.Luckily I have a waterbutt there.I fill it from the fountain & transfer them into it.

Refreshed,clean & thankful that most of the Orange dye has gone I make my way back to the tea room.

Edited on 08/12/2017 at 3:18:02 PM PST


 
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[Post New]by eastendteddy on Aug 13, 17 12:56 PM
While waiting for the potatoes to boil and peas ready to throw in the pot with a touch of salt I set a small pot close to the flame to melt the butter for the corn on the cob.
I hope Mrs Fletcher does not mind me ransacking her kitchen seeing she is sooooooo fussy in a place for everything and everything in its place I will try my best to clean it and replace things in there proper order I just might pass her inspection that is if she does not take my head off for being her kitchen,, and if she get really mad at me I will just give her a big cuddle .
As I am snooping around I spy lots of fruit a fruit salad great way to finish a meal. I grab grapes, bananas, honey dew melon,apples,pineapple, strawberries, plums. blackberries oh my Mrs Fletcher does keep a well stocked kitchen, even out does The Gnomes Kitchen,,, now were is the whipped cream??
I wonder though how long the others will be gone and what is taking them so long, I know Angel is going to explain about her and Roo but does not explain WTH PTG Dandydog and Mrs Fletcher went to and that Lady called DD is still a mystery to me.
Steaks almost ready as my mouth waters and I hear Angel say much longer Cap? smells heavenly out here and I am soooooo hungry I could eat the table... I have to laugh what a change so I answer just a few more minutes and if I may say so it will be worth the wait...........

 
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[Post New]by playingthegame on Aug 13, 17 3:51 PM
My period of meditation away from the Castle is over.

While on R. & R. I have found and established a link to Valeria and her ghostly presence.

To my astonishment she is also in tune with my beloved but belated Jenny Wren.

Under Valeria's ghostly guidance I have reaffirmed my strongly felt desire to rid the Castle and its environs of the prevailing evil that overshadows the whole terrain.

She informs me that this is directly attributable to Murk and his acolyte Arabella.

Once more I realize the importance of our questing led by Cap'n Bob.

She also tells me that we now have a mysterious companion called DD who Cap'n Bob is trying to understand.

Valeria in her ghostly form is also attempting to meld DD with an animal familiar.

Finally she tells me: “By the time that you return to the Castle all will be revealed and your questing for good renewed.

I turn to my mystical and magical stick, cum broom, cum charabanc.

Thinking hard: “Mrs. Fletcher ----- Tea Room” and I settle back comfortably into its lush cushions.

I soar into an almost cloudless sky; I say almost because at this moment there is a dark swirl in the solitary cloud overhead

This suddenly gathers speed and ejects a lightning bolt straight at me!

Is there nowhere in this realm that is calm and peaceful?

Accompanying the lightning is now a waterfall of cold heavy rain that soaks me to the skin.

My charabanc is also somewhat discomforted and pauses in mid flight.

It descends rapidly and lands inside the palanquin parked in the Palace Square.

The rain disappears as suddenly as it had appeared and dry arid conditions once more prevail.

It is then then that I discover a deranged Cowgirl roaming the Palace courtyard loudly threatening dire consequences on my partner Roo if she ever catches her!

I have to smile. My partner has once more outsmarted her.

But it is time once more to depart, so I think to my broom: “the Tea Room!”

Within seconds I am sitting at one of the tables with a steaming hot cup of hong cha and looking around for my long absent partners

 
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[Post New]by LJM5091 on Aug 13, 17 4:55 PM
Floating aimlessly.

I hold one arm out like a half-hearted superman pointing the way for the direction. I am trying to grasp my location. I see a golden glow below.

I suddenly remember the Underground Treasury. I had forgotten it. Always in haste to move from the Underground Metro into that dark forbidding tunnel, I had often gone by it.

I used my extended limb to lower myself through the glowing entry into that room of riches and wonderment.

The throne guards were still at their posts guarding the...throne. And still, the beautiful white dragon provided shelter behind the throne.

The vaults and chests remained...keeping the wealth of ages safe. The cage of baubles and creatures, all crafted from precious metals, rested on a low, red velvet-draped pedestal. I floated closer and lowered my feet and legs. I found I could stand. I walked/glided to the cage and looked to see if the creatures and baubles were still there.

Yes.

I reached to take the porcine carving. I loved to feel the coolly smooth alabaster weight of it. The ink-black eyes gleamed. He winked at me...or perhaps it was only the flicker of the firelight. I decided to take him with me.

Just as I slipped Ally into my pouch, I recognized a familiar odor along with a fiery, but more smoky, exhalation.

 
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[Post New]by LJM5091 on Aug 13, 17 4:57 PM
The great-white, fire-breathing dragon, Puff, was awake. I called to him.

Puff! It is wonderful to see you. I am glad for a familiar face. I am a bit lost. Being a full-blooded Castleian, I long to be back in the Castle proper.

As he speaks, I am careful not to stand directly in the path of his odiferous and blistering breath. He obviously has not found a cure for the lingering effects of craving Onion and Garlic Flambé for every meal.

As he speaks, the fire dissipates but the odor lingers.

DD, it has been many passings since you have visited.

Yes, it has Puff. I had been exploring the outer reaches of the Castle realm when I lost my way.

Recently, I found the company of, a small company, of other humans. At least they seemed human for the short time I was with them.

I also found some magic in a rune stone. I had been testing its uses when somehow I acquired the ability to float.

I want to find this company of humans again in hopes of learning more about why they are in this place and if they are looking for the Castle.

Last I saw of them, they were gathered in a tea room with a Mrs. Fletcher as the proprietor/caretaker.

Puff, if you are familiar with this place, will you take me there?

Why, of course, DD. Climb up my scales to my auxiliary pouch and we shall be there in two winks of my Ruby Red eyes.

Away we flew with only a slight watering of my eyes from the onion and garlic fumes flowing from Puff’s large nostrils.

 
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[Post New]by LJM5091 on Aug 14, 17 8:36 AM
Puff landed in an open field outside the gates of the small town I had spied some days ago from my tree top perch. Oh my!! I have been floating aimlessly for a few days. I completely zoned out thinking about what I was doing all that time???

Puff was getting antsy. He began to snort and tear at the soft ground with his sharp talons. I shook my head to clear the perplexing thoughts of nothingness.

Thank you, Puff. I will visit again soon.

I watched as his scaly wings lifted him effortlessly into the clear blue sky. For such a smelly-breathed creature, he was certainly majestically graceful in flight.

Entering town through the large stone arch, I spy the tea room and head that direction. I also spy a female person heading that way. I wanted to call to her but wasn’t sure how to without being offending. I blurted out a loud HELLOOOO. She nodded in my direction then paused. She sprinted to the door of the tea room and disappeared inside. I quickened my stride and followed only seconds behind her.

Entering the spicy scented, cozy room, I now recognize her as the woman who was under the table when the gruffly voiced man was sick. I looked for that table and then saw a steaming teacup floating above a nearby table. I stared a few moments when it suddenly fell to the table top and shattered.

Gasping, I ran to the table to retrieve the pieces but as I reached for them..... whoosh...they dematerialized. I heard the woman behind me gasp. I turned to her; she stared at me, her lips making a perfect

How did that cup float in the air? Why did it fall? Where did the broken pieces go? What is going on here? What am I doing here???

With all of those questions whirling in my dizzy mind, I dropped to the floor. Hands covering my eyes, I could only sit there shaking my head....nononono....

 
 
 
 
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