A Nymph She's Knot

[<] [>]  by Joel Byers[+]

3 October 2012

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Drabble Challenge #98

Prompt: root

related to Wilder Investigations


“I can’t believe you,” Matt spat scornfully as he dragged Charlie through the woods.

“We made a connection,” Charlie panted as he stumbled along.

“She was the WITCH!” Matt shouted.

“She said I understood her,” Charlie replied as he was herded around the fallen trees and stumps.

“She’s an Oak-Witch, Charlie. She convinces oak-trees to engulf and consume people,” Matt said as he carefully avoided every tree.

“She said we could put down roots and be together.”

As Charlie stepped, a heavy root burst up from the soil, grabbed his ankle and snapped it.

“Your girl-friend’s getting grabby,” Matt smart-assed.

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