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This week, we’re back with Neighbourhood Witch. A bit of backstory is in order for this snippet. Henny, the cursed witch is currently having an argument with her best friend Tip… who just happens to be a ghost trapped in the body of a turnip. Yup, you read that right.
Henny had lifted him up with both hands and stalked over to the kitchen counter. Near the chopping board and set of knives. She ignored his protests and demands, and crouched down so their faces were level. ‘Are you going to shut up now, or shall I have to make you into a nice pot of soup?’ she asked, half-jokingly, thinking he would maybe see the futility of arguing.
‘Oh you would, too, wouldn’t you?’ he replied, in a gasp. ‘Go on. Chop me up and make soup out of me. Go on, I dare you. I hope you choke.’
This was getting a little silly now. ‘Tip,’ she began, her voice softening.
‘No. I always knew there was a dark side to you. All this niceness and modesty, it’s just a front, isn’t it? God, you’re no better than that woman who cursed you!’
‘Shut up,’ Henny warned him. But he wouldn’t. He continued, comparing her that woman. ‘I mean it, Tip. Shut up, right now!’ She stood back, glaring at the turnip. Without even speaking the incantation, she pressed her palm against his carved face and watched as the vegetable blasted into smithereens.
And here’s the blurb for the book -
A cursed witch is the loneliest kind.
Shunned by her small community, Henny Wilson knows this very well. Suffering constant accidents, she keeps away from people for their own safety. But her new neighbour, Nathan, has other ideas. He believes the curse is just in her head. As they grow closer and feelings develop between them, Nathan vows to show Henny that she doesn’t have to suffer any longer.