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Best Laid Plans

It’s been a nasty, hot summer and the dog days bit me right where it hurts. I haven’t posted in a couple of months, but I’m baaaaaack.
And it’s one of my favorite times of the year—the countdown to Halloween. I’m already seeing loads of spooky, haunted, scary posts.
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Copyright-Janet Webb
Copyright-Janet Webb

Best Laid Plans

They say you can trap a witch in a mirror.   Catch her soul. They say. Break the mirror. They say. She’ll be imprisoned for ever. That’s what they say.

But mirrors work both ways. If you know the trick.

Which I do.

Across my floor, shards of glass reflect moonlight. Inside each one a tiny torch-bearing figure. Some pound the glass. They can’t believe what just happened. Some accept their fates quietly. They stare out at me with sad eyes. Hoping I will have mercy.

I broom them up and dump them in the recycle bin.

Will they never learn?

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