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Moonbeams and Moth's Wings

A Coven's Call of Night

By Sai Marie JohnsonPublished 7 months ago Updated 7 months ago 3 min read
Moonbeams and Moth's Wings
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"Av avr avra avrak avraka avrakal avrakala avrakal avraka avrak avra avr av..."

Four pairs of hands held steady - ever so, each painted to reflect the young woman's personality whom had gathered within the grove. Samhain, it had finally come but Shira being the only mystic with any understanding of Hebrew was the one who stood mid-center - her voice nervously murmuring the words of the ancient text that the four women held.

"Are you scared, Shira?" Miriam's voice broke through with a catty and antagonistic hint.

"Scared?" Shira scoffed, crinkling her nose as annoyance set in mind, "I was the one who found the book, Miri. You're the one who was scared. Don't forget it."

"It was in your aunt's things though."

"And you are the one who said dead people can't do us any harm." Eden's voice finally interrupted the two and Yvonne let out a loud sigh,

"This crap is never going to work as long as we are in discord with one another. Why the hell did I come out here? I should've just went to the corn maze with Jaden."

"Oh shut up - he is not going to date you anyway." Shira blurted.

"And you think that speaking this crap spell without interruption is going to actually bring something to transpire? We all could've went to the corn maze and had a lot more fun."

"It's not even Halloween yet anyhow. I think this is the worst time to be doing this."

"No, it's Friday the 13th! It's the perfect time for a practice run." Shira insisted.

"That's just stupid - the veil doesn't fully thin until the 31st and what do you intend on practicing? Summoning invocation to save for later?"

"This isn't the Craft, Eden." The wind began to whip around the four, and a sudden gale shifted Shira's hands so that the heavy leather bound volume the four girls held suddenly felt like it weighed a ton, and slid from their joined hands to fall with a heavy thud upon the ground. A shocked gasp emitted Shira, whose knees fell to crunch upon the leaves as she knelt on the ground and reached for the book. Pages began to flip from the force of the wind in the strength of its blowing and Shira's eyes widened as the Eden, Yvonne and Miriam watched in astonishment, "What the hell are you doing? Help me close it!" Shira shrieked, her hands trembling as she reached for the book. Her fingers slid over the yellowing pages and even still she never seemed to get a full grip on the book, but recalled the words she had first began murmuring only to once again proceed to repeat those words with a conviction never before seen, and yet somehow fiercely enunciated unlike the first time she had spoken them.

"Av avr avra avrak avraka avrakal avrakala avrakal avraka avrak avra avr av!"

Miriam's eyes widened, her expression that of pure shock as she watched the book emit into sudden flames and then - as if it all had been nothing but an illusion the flames ceased and the wind desisted leaving the four women to stare at each other in bewilderment wondering exactly what, if anything, had just occurred.

"What..." after what seemed like forever Eden was the first person to speak, "what the hell was all of that?"

"Are you now going to believe me?" Shira asked, her eyebrow perking as she turned to look back at her.

"Is the book okay?" Miriam asked, "I mean - is it singed or anything?"

"It looks totally fine." Yvonne remarked.


About the Creator

Sai Marie Johnson

A multi-genre author, poet, creative&creator. Resident of Oregon; where the flora, fauna, action & adventure that bred the Pioneer Spirit inspire, "Tantalizing, titillating and temptingly twisted" tales.

Pronouns: she/her

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  • Antoinette L Brey7 months ago

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