~ part ten ~
“He’s performing magic,” Em whispered to George.
George jerked with surprise. He turned his full attention to John Parker. Bridget stared at the young man in the front of the room. As the crowd slipped under his spell, Alice turned to look at Em. She nodded to Isaac and Asher. They were enraptured with this John Parker. Em gave Alice a slight nod, and Alice turned her hand over to surround herself, Isaac, Asher, and her gentleman with a protective bubble. The humans jerked awake the moment the bubble was completed.
Tiny sparks of magic seemed to emanate from the area around John Parker’s head and surround him. The magic flowed over the crowd like a fog before flowing out of the room to capture every human in the store.
The crowd was enraptured.
Sarah Wildes came in the door and stood next to George. The line of witches openly gawked at John Parker. Somehow, he didn’t seem to notice. In fact, he couldn’t see the protective bubble Alice had placed around Isaac, Asher, and her gentleman. As if he were a pawn to the magic, John Parker’s mind and spirit seemed caught up in the gruesome story he was telling.
“What the hell?” Sarah Wildes said in a low voice. “Any ideas?”
“None,” George said.
“Ever see this before?” Bridget asked.
George and Sarah Wildes shook their heads. Em kept her eyes on John Parker. Despite the intensity of her gaze, John Parker never looked in her direction. He kept talking. He gave a brief description of their trials and the eventual end in their hanging.
“Possessed?” Sarah Wildes asked.
George shook his head.
“Under someone else’s power,” Em said.
The devil appeared the moment the words left her mouth.
Suffer a Witch continues...