The Witch, the Dog - and The Giant Locked in a Jar
Well in this story a small witch named Lynx and her dog Laiska go for a walk in the deep dark forest. There they discover the ancient vine covered stone ruins of a Druidic temple. And inside the ruins they find a kind but stupid Giant locked in a glass jar. The Giant has been there for three days, and not only is he getting hungry and running out of air, he really needs to make a nature stop. His captor is an evil wizard named Cedric Balsamic Jnr.
Should Lynx find the golden key that the giant needs to be free, the Giant promises her free piano lessons for the rest of her life.
Lynx, who doesn't like the piano at all, promises to do her best.
That night on the way back to her auntys Griselda's place (where Lynx is staying for the summer holidays), effected by a small golden topped mushroom she has eaten, Lynx falls into a swollen brook at the forest edge.
Her faithful Laiska, fresh from being rescued in outer space by Robert Jordan Jnr, does her best to drag Lynx from the swollen brook.
But in vain.
Lynx, dragged under water by the amazing amout of underwear she has been forced to wear by the SFYWWBU (the Society For Young Witches to Wear Big Underwear) dissappears under the swirling deep dark and treacherous waters.
Of course the plot questions at this point are:
Will Lynx be seen again? What will aunt Griselda tell Lynx's mother Jane? Will the Giant make the next football game at Sydney stadium? Will Laiska be captured by the evil Russians and sent back into space in Sputnick 67? Will Finnie fix up his typos? Or will he stop making up silly stories and go and mow his lawn?
Only time will tell.
(to be cont.)
This little girl was inspired by Bella's work. Amazing artist that she is.
The columns and vines by Maxfield Parrish - whose work I admire greatly.
The Giant? Well that's Ralph. I've had him for a while and never used him.
I plan to Ralph out this afternoon for a while so he feels better.
You can read about the SFYWWBU here.
thanks for looking. :)