October 29, 2019

#Halloween in #Miniature 2019 - 4: Food & Don't Touch That!


(Back: Start at Day 1 )

The tour continues....

By Christine Verstraete

Mrs. Skellie directed everyone through the house, inviting guests to one of her favorite places in the house, the library. 
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(Mini spooky library by Mary K. Visit her on Instagram. - I love this project. I have this  kit and will definitely make mine spooky!)

Mrs. Skellie looked in the stacks. "Why weren't those books shelved properly! I wanted everything straightened up before we had guests!" A crash sounded on the other side of the room. "Oh, now what was that?" 

She hobbled over to the reading area on the other side of the wall. 

"The books!" she yelled. "Who threw them on the floor again!" (Book display above and half scale books, C. Verstraete)

She stomped her foot and frowned (not that you could tell the difference from her usual dour expression.) "I keep telling those ghosts to put things back when they push them off the shelves. The housekeeper (well, it's me, if  you must know!) gets terribly angry when she has to keep redoing things!"

She let out an ear-curdling screech. "WHAT? No food, either? Oh! I'm sorry, excuse my yelling! Where is that servant of ours? She's completely forgotten her manners in not serving everyone the refreshments!

"I'll be back in a moment. While you're waiting, please, do go down the hall and visit my sister, Henrietta Bones. She gets lonely sitting by herself."  (Room, C. Verstraete)

"Hello, welcome everyone. Please come in. What am I reading you ask? Well, I have a copy of a delightful book, Girl Z: My Life as a Teenage Zombie. The author still has a few print copies, I hear. Quite entertaining. I'm waiting to read her next book about Lizzie Borden. I hear it's bloody wonderful! heh-heh."

"While I'm waiting for my sister to return, can I offer you some snacks? I have some special goodies made by my UK  chef, Linda Cummings. They are simply, shall I say, to die for? Heh-heh."

She spun around, her bones creaking with the effort. "You there, kid. If you put your fingers in that cabinet again, well..." She points to a jar on the shelf. "See that? That's what happened to the previous nosy visitors. Now... Well, I hear my sister calling. She's waiting for you in the other room. Thank you for stopping by, but I'm quite tired now. Good day."

Mrs. Skellie came back, wondering at her sister's angry expression.

 "This way, please," Mrs. Skellie cautioned. "My sister can be a bit curt, but never mind. She needs to get out more. Now... I think we all need a little fresh air. Follow me. We'll take a walk out in the cemeteries. Shall we?"

(Food: IGMA Fellow Linda Cummings, Lin's Minis on Facebook. She also makes incredibly realistic non-Halloween food! * Visit her on Etsy. * See more of her work on Pinterest.) 

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💀 Mrs. Skellie's Reading List:

 100 Word Horrors Book 3: An Anthology of Horror Drabbles -  A collection compiled by Kevin J. Kennedy of over 100 short-short horror stories.  Includes my story, "A Mother's Love" by C.A. Verstraete.