The Broken Bell
The Broken Bell

Sequence of author: Markhat(№6)

The Broken Bell

Frank Tuttle

Detective science fiction, Fantasy

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Frank Tuttle The Broken Bell Chapter One Babysitting banshees is a nerve-wracking business. And after a morning with Buttercup, my nerves were not only wracked but wrecked and possibly wreaked as well. Buttercup is all of four feet tall. She weighs forty pounds soaking wet with a big rock in each hand. And despite what you’ve heard about banshees, there isn’t a mean bone in her tiny body. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy a bit of old-fashioned banshee mischief when Mama Hog and Gertriss are away and there’s no one but Uncle Markhat to play with. Buttercup’s favorite game is to make that banshee hop-step that transports her from place to place without the trouble and fuss of walking through the space between her and, for instance, the top of my desk. Hop, appear, giggle, hop. From desktop to floor and back again, all in the space of a blink, with my good black hat clutched in her tiny banshee hands. “That’s my good hat,...