MOST AMAZING NIGHT of my LIFE!
Things have been pretty slow at work this week. Joanie's not worried, she says it gets that way sometimes. It's the summer months, so many local families are heading out to bigger beaches and tourist destinations, so the local planning board tends not to run much. Meanwhile, I'm running out of people to interview. I was just sitting around the house today when I randomly remembered that sparkly dust Flora Goodfellow gave me before she died. Eh... why not... not like there was anything better to do...
It's pretty stuff. Very fine. I decided to sprinkle a little on myself, Peter Pan style, just for kicks.
All of a sudden I'm seeing this weird glow... I thought maybe it was just residue hanging in the air. But then...
Holy crap! It IS fairy dust! This stuff seriously works! I was hovering in the air like a flippin' balloon for two straight hours. My feet weren't even touching the floor! I had to experiment with more, of course, so I tried moving and worked out a sort of unsteady locomotion. It seems like just willing myself to go a certain way and leaning in that direction works for locomotion. After figuring that out, I had the bright idea to test the hovering power over different surfaces. I thought about running a bath to see if I could float over water (Could this be the same stuff Jesus used for his famous walk on water?), but then I had a better idea. There's a pond in the local graveyard. Not much bigger than a hot tub, really, but it works for what I was trying to test. So I headed out into the night to test my theory, literally flying to the graveyard. SO COOL!
Well, unfortunately, it doesn't work over water, so I had to scrap that theory, but I did discover that it had a luminescent quality that made the gloomy, misty graveyard light up within a few yards of wherever I was standing. It was such a beautiful night out I decided to stay and experiment further. I even skipped a few stones.
That's when I heard some weird noises coming from the catacombs. Well, me and my stupid self, I totally forgot about the reports of local bears coming down from the mountains and sightings around the edges of town, so I went to investigate.
Yes. I got mauled by a bear. Well, sort of. It knocked me down, but apparently it was only a cub because I managed to frighten it off by yelling and waving my hands once I got back to my feet, and after that I beat a hasty retreat to avoid backlash from its mama. But still-- fairy dust, and walking away from a bear attack on the same night?! Seriously! How cool is that?! And wait, it gets better!
I was just hurrying back out of the catacombs and about to head home when I spotted this weird bluish light over by the fish ponds. I figured I was already a mess, may as well check one more thing while my luck was holding, so I headed over to investigate.
As I drew closer, the light began to coalesce... into the form of a woman, standing by the pond, looking out over the water. But it wasn't a woman, because I could see right through her. It was a ghost.
Yes. I, Sophia Buenavista, discovered magical fairy dust, wrestled a bear, and met a real honest-to-god ghost... all on the same night! So much for a slow news week! I've got the makings of half a dozen articles right here!