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Stories That Maybe May Be-The Asher and Parisa Superhero Series: Asher and Parisa Save Halloween

Asher and Parisa Save Halloween

 

Asher and Parisa running back to the skeleton door. From Asher and Parisa Save Halloween © Jo Hewitt 2017

Asher and Parisa running back to the skeleton door. From Asher and Parisa Save Halloween © Jo Hewitt 2017

 

They had run through the night.

Through shadows long and short

And shadows unseen.

Under shifting moonlight,

They had saved Halloween.

They had help from two owls

And some slinky black cats.

They had been guided

By high and low flying bats

And a lantern named Jack.

They had heeded the words

Of the big birds black.

They had done everything

The ravens had rasped.

What was left-nothing more.

They hurried now, hurried back

To the skeleton door.

They had to make it through,

Before the mid-night.

Before it closed, forever shut tight.

They were at the fence now,

The door they were nearing.

Oh no!

Their skeleton keys were disappearing,

First one, then two.

With P-Nut and Sadie along their side

They ran so fast, they almost flew.

Would they make it inside?

Would they make it through?

Just a few more steps under the skeleton stare.

Just a few more steps.

They were almost there!

 

Asher and Parisa running back to the skeleton door.
From Asher and Parisa Save Halloween
© Jo Hewitt 2017

 

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Stories that Maybe May Be-The Secret In the Snow

© Jo Hewitt THE TEAL MANGO, 2016

The Secret In the Snow

 He gave P-Nut one last hug and one last whisper, “Hurry!”

He gave P-Nut one last hug and one last whisper, “Hurry!” From The Secret In the Snow © Jo Hewitt 2016

 

Asher and Parisa had spent the day searching for the Secret in the Snow, from the last twinkle of the Morning Star until the Sun, tired of climbing higher and higher, leading them and their dog P-Nut through the snow covered meadows and wooded areas to  the hidden opening of the cave where the Rainbow Fish swam on summer days, decided it would stop and begin the trek back to the world on the other side of night. It was then, when they had carefully stepped inside the cave they saw it. It was amazing like nothing they had seen before.

The snow had followed them. It’s foot steps getting bigger and bigger to match the shadow it was leaving on the land. They wanted Mommy and Daddy to see the cave and the secret inside. But if they left now, the Snow would hide the opening to the cave forever and ever. They decided to stay, to guard the opening to the cave and its magic. They would send P-Nut back to get Mommy and Daddy, to bring them to the cave with the Secret.

Parisa kept watch on the growing Snow as Asher whispered into P-Nut’s ear, “Go get Mommy and Daddy! Bring them here.”

He gave P-Nut one last hug and one last whisper, “Hurry!”

And then they waited.

 

 

Haiku and Loku Days-Childhood Pretend

© Jo Hewitt THE TEAL MANGO, 2016

I love nature. I love dawn and dusk, and the twilight times. I love fanciful stories, myths, and fables. I love the magic of that wonderful place where they all meet-childhood. Whether it is the dew drops of a magical early autumn morning, a blanket of snow enshrouded in the darkening purple shadows of whispering winter pines, the sound of freshly green blades of grass singing in the after math of a spring rain, or twilight shadows of a summer evening giving refuge to the scurrying of fairies with lightning bug lanterns, playing hide and go seek with the moon, I love it all. It is a gift, instilled in me, from my mother. But like fairy dust, in a blink of an eye, it can be gone all too soon.

But, in those rare magic moments-of slivers of moon and glistening of snail trails, of quiet star mornings in winter tales, I reach for a small piece of it, a small piece of my mother, to hold close to me, always.

 Childhood Pretend

 
Much realer than real,
Magic of childhood pretend 
Too soon, comes to end.
 

Girl with Dog at Lily Pond © Jo Hewitt

Girl with Dog at Lily Pond
© Jo Hewitt

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