Witch: A short tale of woe.
In the woods, near my house, I walk at night, when I can't sleep. The quiet usually soothes me; my dogs follow cheerfully, circling me, eager for rare nightime adventures. But this particular night, I had a strange sense of someone watching me. Darkness was all around me, but I felt safe with my big hairy animals protecting me. They continued to circle me, as I walked, pushing the low branches away from my face; I stumbled a little, and decided to sit on the trunk of a newly fallen oak. It was so dark, I could see only the slight twinkle of the distant stars. The quiet engulfed me. The night soothed me.
Suddenly, small gushes of wind danced around me, warrn and green-smelling. I closed my eyes for a moment, and when I opened them, my dogs had disappeared. I wondered if I had fallen asleep and they had wandered off. Impossible, I thought; they never leave my side, my two gentle-giant Rottweilers. I called softly: " Crush! Big! Come"......................Nothi