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By  Alyssa Cormier     11:59 PM    Labels:,,, 

Nanny Button-Cap

     I reached out and ran my fingers through the soft brown hair of the small boy sleeping in the bed.
     Beautiful, angelic.
     This is what I lived for. Lolling these kids to sleep, making sure they were safe and had beautiful dreams.
     I rose from the end of the bed and moved to the window, with a final look back at the child, my physical form turned to light and I drifted as a long glittering streak on the wind. Swirling through the air my being swelled with happiness, bright and light.
     The moon shone high in the sky as night closed it and the world became still and quite only to be broken by the dreadful cry of a child and I froze.
     She would not have another. I would not allow it.
     I rushed through the night sky towards the screaming and arrived just in time to witness Black Annis pulling the small child out the window. The parents watched in horror as the crones blue face twisted with hatred and hunger. Her claws dug into the kids arm and blood dropped from it onto the window sill.
     A roar ripped free of my throat as my form solidified and I summoned my cane; large and ancient.
     She would not take another.

About Alyssa Cormier

Born in Newfoundland and currently living in Ontario. Alyssa lives with a house full of boys, 3 sons and a husband. She is a Writer, Artist and Artisan. Who, along with running an online shop called The Night Craft, takes custom commissions, and continiously works on her writing.