The Neighbors

.. there and our parents don’t know its there, so lets go!” Excuse me, Brandon but I think you had better get dressed first, don’t you? ”Uh, yeah probably.” ”Ok I’m ready lets get our bikes and head to the plaza. Got the book?” ”Yeah it’s right here, now then lets move out.” ”Oh no, Judy you don’t have a bike. I think we’ve got an extra one in the garage you can use though it’s an old strawberry shortcake bike but it still works.” Sounds good to me as long as it’s sturdy and ride able.” Don’t worry it is. ”Then lets hit the road .” OK Judy we’re half way their just have to make it through the trail.

Brandon I still think we think we should have gone the long way even though it does take longer.” Don’t be a weeny just hold the book tight and follow me! lets go! WAHOO! actually this is kind of fun, but I think this cheap strawberry bike is going to blow up or something, it’s a piece of junk! ”Don’t worry we only have to get around this bend and we’re there. Ok maybe not this one but I am sure if not this one it’s the next one, yeah its gotta be the next one.Yes! I was right again! ever notice how I’m just always right. Oh be quiet, you just like to brag! Shush and get over here Judy, there’s an open space over her by the dumpster.” Oh how appropriate we’ll perform our magical incantations on a dumpster, what fun! So would you rather go and perform them on the people in the front of the shopping center. Your a witch right I’m sure you’d enjoy that. I don’t know what’s gotten into you since you found out you your parents were warlocks but I think that you need to calm down and think about all the advantages you’ll have.

”Oh yeah like what’s so good about being a witch? Well first of all remember how I told you all my bad grades and things at the end of the last marking period? Yeah? Well all I did was use the ink erase spell I have in my Little Tots Sorcery Book and whamoo! all my low grades disappeared, and with the help of my computer I became a straight A student! Wait a minute your telling me you got your own spell book at your house? Yeah I do, don’t you have one? I wish,! Why do you think I don’ t have one yet Judy? Maybe because your parents thought you would misuse it and wanted to wait until you were mature enough to use your own properly. Well forget them, looks who’s got the big major book now I’m sure they’re sorry that they never gave me a spell book or told me I was a warlock for peat sake. I’m sure that they had a good reason. If you want me to, I’ll be happy to teach you the basics of sorcery, kind of like an instruction manual or something like that. Sure Judy I’ d appreciate that a lot. Alrightythen bring the book over here and let me show you how it’s done.

Uhh Judy I think we have a problem. What is it Brandon? This stupid book is all written in spanish! You’ve got to be kidding me. No really it is all in spanish. I know that Brandon I was being sarcastic. What does sarcastic mean? Never mind Brandon you wouldn’t get it. We should be ok I took a whole year of spanish in sixth grade. Oh yeah now we’re safe, you changed that grade from an E to an A right.

Well sort of but I still learned a lot. Sure you did Judy, sure you did. Alright I’m sure that we can figure out some of this stuff. lets see here I think that this one must be a spell for making cash. Whoa you mean a money making spell! Let me do it.

Fine just read the spell and do what it says. As I wasn’t familiar with these spanish terms I decided to say them out loud, so if I mispronounced one Judy could correct me. I started to say the words that were written in the book. It read, sic sic siado siate. So that is what I said, and before I knew I was in up to my neck in psats.

I figured I would stuff’ them in my shirt and pants and no one would know, I would take them to the airport and go to the currency exchange! Soon I could not keep up with the mounting coin pile. I was being buried alive! All of a sudden, I felt an arm pierce through the pile of change and grab my wrist, quickly, I realized Judy was trying to pull me out. I pushed with my free hand and kicked with my feet whamoo, I was out! I asked Judy what we were going to do with all these psats, she said she hadn’t clue. After about ten minutes of her looking through the book, she found a spell that she thought was a gold making spell. I figured that getting smothered in gold was not my idea of a fun time but, thinking of how rich I’ d be I said ok.

I went ahead and rehearsed the magical words to the spell in my head, cause I didn’t want to screw this up. After some mental preparation and a ‘hurry up already from Judy, I went ahead and said the words, gud gud i de de. I shut my eyes, for a second nothing seemed to be happening. I assumed that I had mispronounced words, then as soon as I finished that thought, I was covered in a 3 foot thick layer of slimy, jiggly green jello. I could see Judy digging through my jiggly wiggly tomb. My sight through the jello was a blurry green and was always moving. I moved my arm and it felt like it weighed 500 lbs! After what seemed like an hour of eating green jello, peeling green jello and breathing green jello, I was free to move again! As soon as I was freed from my jello cast, Judy had one more spell to make me do, I repetitively told her no, at least a dozens of times, after my last two horrible yet strangely pleasant experiences, I had had enough.

But when she told me what kind of spell it was I couldn’t refuse. It was a spell to get any kind of food or drink, anywhere you want it, anytime you want it, for free!! I slyly grabbed the book from Judy and said ”Let me take a look at it.” I looked over the words and tried to make sure that it was a food spell and not another absurd demented get buried by an object spell. (since I had no concept of the spanish language this was pretty hard). But after a while of debating, and with Judy coaxing, I decided to let her do the incantation, because maybe I wasn’t performing them right. So after some mental preparation on my part, I let Judy say the magical mumbo-jumbo.

She began in a much deeper voice, and I was so into her way of pronunciation, that I didn’t hear what she said, but whatever she said, she had planned it out. She was getting bored because she transported us back to my house with the bikes and everything. I could have shot Judy’s head off when she did that, but she made me go inside and this is how it went from then on. Oh thank heavens said Brandon’s mom we thought that the demons took up and got you, or something else terrible happened. Thank god your home.

We called everywhere looking for you but, no one believed us when we asked if they had seen Judy too. Oh by the way Judy your parents are across the street with the movers, your parents were scared they would have to leave without you, go on, skedaddle, I’m sure they’ll be happy to see you again. bye Judy bye!!!! Mom, dad how come you didn’t tell me I was a warlock or give me a little magic book. Because honey, we were afraid that you were to irresponsible, and that you would lose it, or it would fall into the wrong hands. With it someone could screw up the magic, hurt people or themselves! I know what that’s like mom, trust me I know what that’s like! Oh by the way mom, heres your book back.

”Thank you Brandon, now go say bye to Judy before they go.” Alright mom, but where are they going? ”To Georgia” What! Hey Judy wait up. Judy I’m glad that you didn’t get on the broom to Georgia yet cause I heard that’s where your headed. I just wanted to say bye and I’ll miss you, thanks for helping me with my magic, and I hope to see you at the annual witch convention!! ”Don’t worry Brandon I wouldn’t miss it for the world!” THE END Creative Writing.