Broommates – Episode 22
Author: Valerie Valdes
Title: Frying Pan
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Parker was the first to break the silence. “The spooky pooch is gone. Let’s go before it finds Grant and we get a visit from Mister Magical Nuke.”
“How do you know it’s gone?” Miranda asked. “It could be a bluff, like Anthony said.”
They stared into the darkness of the forest, unable to feel the wind that shook the branches of the trees. Clouds massed in the sky, threatening to hide the moon and make it even harder to see.
“Kitty, can you see anything?” Anthony asked. Kitty shook her head. “Beatrice?”
Beatrice cracked an eye open. “If it is here, I cannot see or sense it.”
“So we have two options,” Miranda said, ticking them off on her fingers. “One, we wait here until morning and hope it hasn’t gone to get Grant. Two, we hope it’s gone and make a run for the car.”
“I hate plans that rely on hope,” Parker muttered. “They always end badly.” The moon disappeared briefly, like a light flicked off and on.
“What’s your big idea, then?” Anthony asked. “Run out and get us all mauled to death?”
“Better than sitting here waiting to be killed!”