by Michael S.
werent evil children, but she swept in to
punish them none the less. She came from the Sky,
on a dark cloudy night, sailing in from parts
unknown like a Demon Goddess. The children had
needed a nanny, a teacher, someone to look after
them while their mum campaigned for womens
liberation and their dad worked crushing hours in
the local bank.
What they got
was a lesson in terror instead. When Mary
terrifying nursery rhymes, about what happened
when you mixed spoonfuls of sugar, and jolly
holidays. Nightmares abounded.
the children with her spells and magic. Her evil
And then she
killed the parents.
were petrified. Why had Hells Nanny stepped
out on their windowsill, umbrella in hand, and
come crashing into their lives?
What reason in
the universe was there for such a visitation?
had sung about the perfect nanny they wanted, but
then due to a mistake in red ink, theyd got
the serial killer witch from another story
herself was devastated when she learned shed
appeared in the wrong story. Completely cut up.
Especially since she was a vengeance witch, and
her victims needed to deserve their fates. Since
she was in the wrong world by slip of pen, none
of her victims had.
Not to worry,
she soon made up for lost time.
you think of Mum? said the little girl, one
afternoon, while having tea with Mary and her
the mother carefully.
try she said, wistfully.
girl looked upset. Mary quickly changed tack.
worry, she said, Everyones
taxidermy improves with practise.