"Best holidays ever", the witch shrugged. A group of skeleton warriors charged at the group of witches. Coriander posed battle ready in the centre. Welding a buster sword with two hands.

The day after the party Pepper woke late inn the morning. The sky was a bright blue with a few scatted clouds. At the front door Pepper and Carrot discovered signals of the mountains, the forest, and the clouds? The two wondered why security had been activated. Then Pepper remembered. She had forgotten to disable the security systems and her party guests had been detained. Pepper and Carrot travelled on the broom to each of the trapped guests. First they found Saffron who was lifted into the air with a branch from the ancient tree. The tree laughed as Pepper apologised to Saffron and released her. She was not impressed. The next witch that Pepper and Carrot discovered was Coriander. Her leg was chained to a friendly giant mountain. Along the top soil lay with green grass sprouting out. Pepper asked them if they had a good night, besides the light rain. "Everyone is safe, no harm done, right?", Pepper asks for forgiveness. She tells them she has prepared tea and invite the witches home. They are annoyed with Pepper but follow her home anyway - they are all thirsty after a night of being trapped by the security system. The way the other witches were looking at Pepper was upsetting for her. Pepper heard them whispering nasty remarks - especially Saffron. The witches pets wanted to fix this. Together they decided to make themselves sick, causing Pepper to lead and cure every ones pets. The plan works, the animals get sick, Pepper cures them. Everyone is happy with Pepper. One of the side effects of the cure was fur and feather loss. All the animals are annoyed with Carrot as he didn't tell them this and if he had told them they would of not gone along with the plan.

Carrot had ran off and Pepper couldn't find him. She was beginning to worry about her cats safety. It wasn't like him to run off. Pepper tracked Carrot deep into the forest. She had never been this deep before. Calling Carrots name Pepper found the cat sleeping on the grass under a rocky cliff. As Pepper wakes Carrot a shining blue circle light appeared behind them. Pepper looks around surprised of the magic happening. The light explodes, revealing a tunnel where the rocks use to be. Pepper and Carrot had to follow the tunnel. The tunnel lead to a blue pool of water with several blue flying creatures hovering above. The leader of the group welcomes them to the magical fairy cave. Pepper and Carrot realise that they have discovered fairies. The fairies grant them a single wish promising anything they desire. 'anything... ...I desire', Pepper wonders. The ideas of what she would wish for appear in her head. A new hat and wand, a unicorn, a dress, a doll, gold, wings, or love. These were just a selection of ideas that Pepper thought of. Pepper started to ask for her wish, "I... I'd like to", She stumbled. "uh, what I'd like is that...", Carrot interrupted Pepper with a tired, "Meow". Immediately Carrot collapsed to sleep. Tne fairies announced the wish had been granted and disappeared. Pepper was annoyed with Carrot. The cat had wasted the one wish on asking to go back to sleep. What was the effects of the green potion? Used to summon demons into the world that starts to fight with the flying creature. Need to use potions on the demons in order to beat the flying creatures. Need to control the demons around the city wiping out any invading creatures. Fades between war between houses (water demon invasion), and new war of flying creature vs peppers demons.

The thick green liquid sat wasted at Peppers home. All she had was a glass bottle with Carrots urine in. It was from his latest vet visit. To stop the oversized beast from destroying the city Pepper threatened to pour the potion on the animal. In disgust the flying creature agreed to leave the city. Where did it go? What was the outcome of leaving the city? What if Peppers trick didn't work, instead it took over the city.

The cauldron boiled as Pepper tipped the final ingredients in. It sizzled. "and the last touch", Pepper annouched to Carrot. He wasn't paying any attention. Instead Carrot was sleeping. Pepper tasted the potion. She looked over and asked Carrot if it was strong enough. Carrot was still sleeping. Pepper went ahead and poured the rest of the package into the cauldron. A yellow and green light blasted from the pot. A golden liquid spread up - covering several items in Peppers room, including her broom. In a attempt to stop it - Carrot jumped into the cauldron. The cat was covered in the Golden liquid. Later that night they entered into a witch race. Pepper wore her goggles and had the number '18' tapped to the end of her broom. Carrot floated above the broom attached with a rope. He wore goggles similar to Peppers. Both Carrot and the broom were glowing in the night sky a golden colour.

"That's exactly what I need", Pepper told Carrot. The cat looked up from it's sleeping spot. "CARROT", the witch yelled. Carrot was fully awake now. "Get ready, we'll hunt the ingredients together". Pepper dragged Carrot from its bed.

"First I need a few pearls of mist from those black clouds...", Pepper told Carrot. The two were flying though a storm. The cloud were so dark and thick it was impossible to see. Carrot held the net used to catch the pearls. Pepper needed to travel to the haunted jungle for red berries.

"Egg shells from the Phoenix valley of the volcano's and finally a drop of milk from a young DragonCow.

On the day of the potion contest Pepper was finishing her genius potion at 2.00am in the morning. She knew her potion would beat the other witches - including Saffron. The witch needed to test the potion on someone.

"CARROT", called Pepper. Her ginger cat would be a perfect test subject. Opening the window, Pepper yelled into the night sky, "CARROT".

Food was used to lure Carrot back home. The ginger cat was on the outskirts of the city. Saffrons cat was perched up on a tree. Carrot had been singing to the cat.

Carrot burst through his cat door. Pepper picked the cat up with both arms. 'aww, Carrot', Pepper spoke as she held the cat. "Sweet kitty cat, you've come all by yourself". A wide smile swept over Peppers face. "At the very moment when I need my favourite assistant".

Pepper had remembered that she needed Carrot to test the potion. Carrot sat on a pink pillow chair. In front of the cat the owner, Pepper revealed, "the potion of Genius". Pepper forces Carrot to take a sip of the potion through a strew. "Do please take a sip", Pepper insists, holding the straw in the cats mouth. Carrot swallows and ingests some of the blue liquid. He gains a burst of energy and knowledge then becomes over whelmed and just wants to sleep. Visions of other universes and planets blast through the cats mind. On a chalk board Carrot writes E=Mc2. Pepper is shocked when the cat begins to write. She has no idea of the cats talents. Pepper attempts to guess what Carrot is writing.

"E? Energy? Eternal? Emotion?", Pepper attempted to guess what Carrot was writing. "What else can this mean? Embed? Empty?", Pepper was growing angry that she couldn't guess it. When Carrot had finally finished Carrot didn't understand what the cat had written. Carrots eyes glowed a blue colour and spirals were in replacement of the cats normal eyes. "C'mon Carrot, I'm running out of words and this really doesn't make any sense", Pepper complained. "This really doesn't make any sense". Pepper turned blue. Clutching the potion the witch growled, yelling "Nothing ever works for me".

Carrot had fallen asleep. Pepper decided to throw the potion out the window and start again. The potion smashed through the window and onto the grass outside. The blue liquid oozes out of the cracked bottle. It creates a pool of glowing blue liquid. The liquid effects a group of ants who develop advance intelligence levels. The liquid effects other animals and begins a war between insects. Those ants take the liquid back to their colony, infected the majority of the ants in the area. They advance to high level maths and robotics. Create an army of insect robots that are used in the war.

Steel waiter robot used for household work. Able to print the robots then cast a spell of zombifaction to bring it to life. Config file that allows choice in how the bot works. App to update the robots from device, or cronjobs. Knows to do certain things. Eg: Get car to return children home daily. Car is parked at school daily and used for other uses.

Rea can be loosely thought of as collecting the by-products of a task. By concentrating on making a potion for a loved one the practitioner can harness some of the Rea used in creating the potion. Conversely if there is no attachment, or if the practitioner is careless then the Rea is lost and the Rea must be obtained via other more costly means.

Rea is used for all aspects of live on Hereva. Farmers in the village of Squirrel's End use Rea to grow healthier crops. They use Rea to ward off denizens of the forest. Witches of Hereva find the use of Rea for mere "chores" beneath them, and reserve their Rea use for more important matters.

Training is one of the schools of magic allows for more controlled and focused use of Rea. Without this training Rea becomes more of a "guided intention" rather than a direct command of Rea. By careful study,focus, and desire one can learn to harness Rea to conform to their will. As the Herevans learned how to control Rea they quickly realized this power could cause havoc if not properly taught, and formed the schools of magic to properly teach the various ways of harnessing Rea. Some schools become more secretive about their methods for controlling Rea , while others remained open to all students (mostly from necessity, but some because of the charters of their founding members). Most of the people of Hereva know a little bit of the schools of magic they were exposed to. For example the farmers of Hereva know a diluted form of Hippiah magic passed on from generation to the next. There is a difference in mimicking the magic of a school and knowing all their secret knowledge.

Rea use must be replenished. It can be replenished in various ways - meditation n, focus and dedication of a project. Beware those who claim to have invented a way to regenerate Rea with effort.

The group of genius ants become known as Savant-Ant. There were affected by the potion of Genius.

The flying created that landed on Peppers bed when flying to the potion contest was a Dragon-drake.

Hornuk is a Demon of Chaosah and is male. He lives in Dimension Chaosah but can be summoned for a short time in Hereva's main reality. Hornuk is a midsize hairy green demon. Horns stick out the top of his head and long sharp claws are attached to his fingers. The demons favourite food is cupcakes.

Eyeuk was the next demon to appear from the portal. He was a similar size to the previous demon, Hornuk. Instead of green hair Eyeuk was covered in red. He had an extra two eyes and large muscles. Clutched in his hand was a trident weapon. Eyeuk leads the demons.

The final demon to walk through the portal was Spiduk. The only female in the group of demons. She is a similar size to her male counter-parts but spider shaped with a purple glow to her body. She carried with her a cup of tea, that she was sipping on. In another arm she carried a teapot.

Theorem-the-Golem was a male Golem that in the Mountain behind Squirrel's End. He is part of the security systems created by Pepper. Pigeons live with him.

The Dragonmoose is a male dragon that lives high in the clouds on the top of the mountains behind Squirrel's End. He's a large and hairy dragon with a moose shaped head. A very friendly creature. Female Dragonmooose eggs have a range of colours - from pastel blue to yellow.


The Three Witches left Pepper and headed into another room - closing the door behind them. 'She seems fine', the youngest Witch spoke. The other two stood there and steered at the other for sometime. 'The neighbour was not making it up though, he had evidence of the events taking place', another added. The three discussed for sometime how they would deal with Pepper and the events that had unfolded. Finally they came to a agreement. The three exited the room and headed towards Pepper. Pepper stood up from her chair and looked around at her three Godmothers.

Death stood at the door. Leaning against the wooden frame. He gazed at Pepper. She stood there, looking back at him. Her godmothers around her. Death had yet to realised that the neighbour had spotted him walking in the witches home with Pepper. His jaw dropped when the three witches questioned Pepper over the event. Death bolted. He left the building. War had failed and now they were being punished for it. The four horsemen successfully killed Pepper parents and grandparents. For years Pepper had manoeuvred them. They had tracked Pepper down to an orphanage. After her parents were killed she was sent here to learn to become a Witch. She was given a cat that she named Carrot. No longer did they have the two magic houses at war with each other, with the rest of the houses stuck in the middle. The operation was a success but years later they discovered left overs. Recently returned to the world and attacking Pepper. Causing her to learn more about her grandparents and parents. She was the last left in the bloodline. The rest had been hunted down and thrown into Hades. It was there they were judged in front of the gods and thrown to hell or allowed into heaven. There has been attempts to return to the world of Hevena from heaven. Several tried but failed. Once they reached heaven, there was no escape. Those that were cast to hell were able to return to the world of the living and spread Satan's word. It is a horrible job and the pay is lousy. Some believe that those in hell are given more freedom than those in heaven. That is until someone escaped from heaven. A rogue Angle attacked heaven and disabled the security used to stop people escaping. The angel was able to leave heaven and returned to the world of the living. It was here that the angel meet a wizard and feel in love. The two had three children. Another family Saffrons grandparents.

Along with Peppers broom her demons had changed. They were now water and wind based. She was learning how to control their new powers. The demons would be similar to what her parents controlled. Peppers great-great-great grandmother had been an angel from heaven that had escaped heaven and returned to the world of the living. The four horse men were tasked with hunting down and returning those that were of the blood tree.

Saffron hurried off to class. She hated being late and today was going to be one of those days. The girl had decided she needed to set her alarm spell to activate earlier. She didn't need as much sleep as she use to. It was important for her to focus on her studies. Though she lived in an orphanage a large sum of her parents fortune was invested into the orphanage. No expense was spared for the school. It was the very best. The tutors were highly trained Witches and Wizards who had spent their lives perfecting their craft. Peppers tutors had spent their live at their home experimenting never leaving or achieving anything. They just said they were only interested in creating a true witch.

Pepper awoke with the sun shining into her eyes. The witch thought she had left her bedroom window open. Brisk morning breeze brushed her face. Opening one eye Pepper could see The Great Tree in the distance. The city of Komonai. She remembered about the potion contest. Realising that she must have fallen asleep. A winged duck landed on her bed. Pepper looked at it in wonder "QUACK", the duck asked Pepper. "You are too kind, but I have a potions event to attend", pepper replies to the duck. "Another time?", smiles Pepper. The duck fly's off disappointed. Pepper realised that she was being carried to the potions event with her broomstick lifting he bed with Pepper and Carrot inside. Pepper thanked Carrot for organising everything and getting her to the potions event on time. The cat looked down from its perch on the broom - giving Pepper a thumbs up. Peppers witches hat was too her right.# Pepper steered at it for a moment. The crinkle fabric crinkling in the wind, with the pointed top waving back and forward. There was a fresh set of clothes in her bag. Inside the bag was a potion filled with a yellow liquid. It was not the thick green liquid she had created. Carrot must of packed the wrong potion. Pepper was disappointed and annoyed with Carrot. There was no way that the potion was going to work. She had lost already.

Pepper tried to hide her fear when she landed at the event. She stood proud on her neatly made bed, wearing a fresh set of clothes. Her witches hat sat on her head. Looking down she waved at the crowd who cheered her on. Her bed and broom gently landed by the stage. Pepper leaped out with Carrot springing side to side behind her. Three figures stood on the stage in front of Pepper. On old grayhaired mustage, short and round man stood with two young witches - they must of been the same age as Pepper. The dark skinned witch had a afro, their witches hat parting it to the side. Around her neck she wore a necklace with two skulls. Under the necklace she wore a red jacket and a white shirt . A pair of goggles wrapped around the neck of her hat. She wore these when riding her broom. A fair haired witch stood on the other side. She had Asian features but her skin was pale white. Her top was loose hanging with large open cuffs. Goldern writing patterns on a red base. Underneath she wore a low cut white shirt. In her right hand she clutched a green liquid filled glass bottle. There was spose to be four witches completing today. Pepper was glad she was not the last to arrive. A purple tip of a hat appeared in view of those on stage. All four on the stage looked at the approaching figure. Under the purple hat was shoulder height straight blonde hair. Wide blue eyes steered back. The witch flashed a white smile at the contestants as she took her place. Since all four witches had arrived the contest ready to begin. The Mayor introduced the witches. First was the dark skinned witch Coriander, travelling from the Technologists Union for the event.

The witch that had arrived at the event last was next to be announced. Saffron. She posed for the crowd. Cheers erupted from the crowd. Saffron believed because it was a home crowd she would have an advantage on winning. A large sum on gold was part of the prize, along with scholarships and internships.

The contestants were to demo their potion their potions in the order they were introduced. Pepper was grateful of this. Perhaps she will have a chance after all. The potions had to be used on a test subject. Today's potion contest test subject was a yellow bird. Coriander was the first witch to demo their potion.

The pale white witch was next. Her home is

Pepper was the final witch to be introduced. She stood there with her arms folded looking cross. She was still angry with Carrot and looked at her cat in dicuist.


Sarah could hear the jug had boiled. The bathroom door seprated her from the kitchen. She had showered, rinsing the blood. The clothes that she wore had been given to her by Antony. They had belonged to his ex-wife. Antony's wife had been in a terrible accident and passed away. Antony had never remarried but instead focused on his work. Shortly after his wife's death he was hired to develop software to develop code for to get the computer to paint lines. Antony was a specialist in writing code for graphics. Antony never meet the man who contracted him. All the code was uploaded to a server. He was given a private key to connect to. When the code was uploaded to the server it is moved off the server and original content deleted.

Antony opened the pantry cabinet. He was hungry but wasn't quite sure what to make. Noodles seemed like a good choice.

Sarah opened the steel door and steeped into the room. Antony was standing in front of the cubard. He seemed to be deciding on something to cook. 'Take a seat', he spoke. 'Thank you', Sarah replied, moving towards the table and chairs. 'You must be starving, is there anything in particle you feel like?', asked Antony. 'Yes I am hungry, whatever is fine', Sarah replied. 'Fried noodles it is then', Antony reached for the Japanese style noodles. 'Cut two onion', he spoke. A metal mechanical arm with a knife attached to the end on the bench started to cut up two onions. 'auto fried noodles'. 'fried noodles started', replied the machine. Antony moved towards the table where Sarah was sitting. 'I will let the machine take care of dinner so we can talk', Antony remarked as he took a seat opposite Sarah. 'I will like you to explain all events you can remember from the past twenty four hours', Antony asked Sarah. He took out a pad and pen. 'Where to begin', Sarah replied.

Sarah looked back at the Earth from the capsule. She was being sent to the moon on a mission to recover prototype 6b345 ArtControl. System control had lost contact with it during a recent mission. It had been with 5 other prototype ArtControl machines exploring craters of the moon before its radio-signal failed. It was suspected that its system had been taken over by a hacker and it was being remotely controlled by someone on Earth. This was dangerous as this particle machine was designed with nuclear capabilities. Sarah closes her eyes as she exited the Earth atmosphere. The ship she was traveling over was running the AI ArtControl system headless. This allowed for ArtControl to control the ships functions so that the crew were able to relax. This cut down the risk of mistakes as ArtControl was designed to not make a mistake. Once on the moon Sarah would carry a Raspberry Pi computer hooked to her life support that would assist her on the mission to retrieve prototype 6b345. The Pi was running the AI Artcontrol. Sarah stepped out of the pod. The her suit had been modified to allow her to walk on the moon with similar gravity to that of Earth. 20 meters in front of her she spotted the moon buggy. This was going to be used to get to the crater where system control last had contact with 6b345. The buggy was equipped with GPS that would be controlled by ArtControl to take her to the crater. She started moving towards the buggy. 'Sarah, this is system control', came a voice on her headset. 'confirm, This is Sarah', she replied. 'We notice you have arrived and exited the pod, status update' the voice asked. 'Everything is fine, moving toward the transport'. 'Roger that, ArtControl will take over once you reach the transport, system control out'. The transmission ended. Sarah continued moving towards the transport. After finally reaching the transport she climbed into the seat. It was a single pod that had been designed to move over the toughest conditions - perfect for the rocky texture of the moon. Sarah reached for the Raspberry Pi from her belt and connected it to the transport. The Pi switched on with the power given to it from the transport. The monitor in front of Sarah switched on. Bios loaded, and the kernel booted. Once the operating system was loaded the transport began moving forward. Sarah strapped herself in as it began to speed up.

In a distance the prototype 6b345 ArtControl watched the transport zip across the moons surface. 6b345 stood still, knowing the humans would not be able to find it.

3km till destination the monitor display. Estimated time of arrive: 45 seconds. Sarah could see the crater now that they gotten closer. The transport started to slow down. It stopped just before reaching the crater. Destination reached the monitor displayed. Sarah unbuckled her belt and climbed out of the transport. She moved into the crater. The place was a mess. Scraps of metal were lying around. She reached for the camera in her belt and started to document the evidence. Something had happened her and it was her job to figure it out. She moved deeper into the crater. What is this metal? She thought to herself, it was nothing like they had on Earth. It must of been some sort of alien technology. Sarah bent over and gathered some of the metal depree into a evidence bag. Scientists back on Earth will analyze this. It may shred some light on what happened to 6b345.

6b345 watched as the human gathered evidence from the site. It had activated its camo that rendered it invisible to the human eye. It watched as the human placed an object into a bag. 'Sarah, this is system control', a voice blasted. 'We are getting some crazy radio signals from your position, status update please'. The human lifted her arm towards her ear. 'Sarah', 6b345 thought to itself. It loaded its database of human personal. 'Sarah Clarkson, 27 years old, American', The database showed. 'More detail', 6b345 loaded more detailed information. 'Born New York December 15th 2021 at 5:32am to Danny and Mary Clarkson. Attended New York State School from ages 5 till 17, studied computer science in New York University for 4 years. Currently working for NASA as a AI developer.' 6b345 shutdown the report.

A sharp bass notice blasted in Sarah ear. 'System Control, was that you', asked Sarah over her mic. 'Sarah, This is mission control. We did not transmit, is there a problem?', replied system control. 'hmm strange, it was a bass sound happening in my headset', Sarah remarked. "I'm done here, heading back to the pod". Sarah turned around and headed towards the transport. She needed to head back to the pod and return to Earth with the evidence she had gathered. She reached the transport that would return her to the pod. The process was the same as before - she took the Raspberry Pi from her belt and attached it to the transport. The monitor booted up and transport turned around - heading towards the pods location.

6b345 held on to the transport as it started to move towards the pod. They were planning on traveling on the ship with Sarah. The camo was running out of power though so it may need to hide in the pod during the return trip to Earth. This could cause issues if Sarah noticed him on board. There was enough power to get on the pod and take off, which is the important.

Sarah pulled up at the pod. She dispatched the Raspberry Pi from the transport and unstopped herself. She was still getting a strange bass sound from her headset. She moved towards the pod and took off.

As she was exiting the moon there was a large explosion. She looked down in horror to see that the moon had split, creating several parts of the moon. The parts were attached only just, but this couldn't be good for Earth. The effects this would have on Earth would be devastating. Maybe she wouldn't be able to return to Earth. Mars was an option - Humans had set up a base on the planet in case something ever happened. It was mainly run by ArtControl machines but several hundred humans were preserved there as a backup for humankind.

6b345 had curled into a small cube to fit inside the pod. They had made their way into the supply and inventory area where hopefully they wouldn't be noticed. To preserve power they switched off the camo and would switch it on if someone entered the area or once they landed back on earth.


"This is a great script editor! I am testing this. Hello from the otherside!".


By William Mckee.

This is a novel. First draft was created November 2015. First edit Feb 2016.

The clock struck midnight. The single light bulb in the room flickered. The temputre of the room was cool. The air condition kept it low.

Their hands hovered over the keyboard with a single finger clicking the keys. Eyes moving back and forward on the screen. The monitor displayed an error dialog box. The private key was broken and had become corrupt. Unable to connect to the server. Something had changed. A break was needed. Sometimes it was the best option. They stood up suddenly, with arms reaching out and letting out a sigh. Their head looks around, then focused on the exit. The day had taken a toll on the body.

The jug on as they walked into the room. Tapped thier feet and reaching into their pocket to pull out a phone. A tap of the screen prompted for the password. It was running a modified kernal version. Their fingers tapped the keys, inputing the code. Tapping the music icon. A list of stations began to scroll. "Oh the choices', they spoke, eyes fixed on the device 'Who are you talking too?', a voice spoke.

Sarah stood at the bottom of her works stairs. She looked up at the exit sign. Rain propaled from the sign. Her hand reached for the handle and bringing it down, swinging the door open. Before taking a step outside she turned and yelled, 'Are you coming?'.

'One moment, cleaning up', a voice mutted from above. The man sat hunched over a keyboard and monitor. His fingers flicked quickly over the keys. He was in a hurry and now had Sarah waiting for him. The monitor displayed a dialog box: status complete. A smile rose on his face. 'Joey has done it', he spoke. Joey ripped out the USB from the hub and lepping up from the chair. He scrambled down the stairs towards Sarah 'Sorry about that, he apoligised to Sarah. She was still holding the door open. 'Did it work?', she asked. Joey noded as they both stepped into the rain, the door locking after them.

The sky turned black. Locking arms they walked the street together. The street was deserted. Abanand cars, fallen light poles, the orcasinal dead body. Sirens scretched in the distance. 'Do you think they are coming for us?' asked Joey. "There are bigger problems for them to deal with. They are certainly not', Sarah replied. 'careful, watch your step', she added. A toppled burning building lay in their path. They carefully manovered the rubble. 'Not much further', Joey spoke. 'It's just around this corner'. The path twisted and the two turned into a narrow alleyway. They walked past several abanded building before reaching a great big red door which read: Number 6 TechFuncMasters.

'This is it', Sarah wispered. She raised her hand and gave two solid knocked on the door. Movement could be heard inside, the sound growing louder. 'Who goes there?', the voice inside spoke. 'Sarah and Joey', spoke sarah. The door crecked open. A man in his mid 40 front of them. He was tall - 6 foot 5 with a long brown beard and blue eyes. His head was saved. He wore circal glasses. ' i am Uganka ', he spoke in a eastern european accent. He held his hand out and shook both Joeys, followed by Sarahs hands. 'it is nice to meet you finally ', Joey said as he shook Uganka's hand with a strong grip. 'Please come in out of this rain', Uganka greeted them into the building. The two stepped into the door. 'Please follow me', Uganka spoke as he started to was down the hall way. Saray and Joey followed the man, arms still linked together.

They reached the end of the hall and stopped at a steel door. Uganka stopped. ' Is something wrong? ', Sarah asked. 'This is your last chance to leave', spoke. Uganka. 'ther is no turning back from here'. 'no we wnt to do this', both Joey and Sarah spoke. 'very well', uganka spoke as he unlocked the steel door. They walked into a room that was pitch black. Sarah grabbed Joeys arm in fear. íts ok, joey wispered. The steel door behind them slammed shut and they both jumped. Purple and red lazers starting wizzing around. 'Where is Uganka', asked Joey. The man that had lead them into the room was gone. A wizzing noice started. Growing louder, andd louder. Sarah and Joey let go of each other and held their hands to their ears. Along with the wizzing sound increasing a new sound began - sirens. The two dropped to the ground. Sarah was the first to screem and started moving in a circle motionon the ground. Joey started screaming shortly afterwards. The sound was deafening. Suddently the room flashed with lightning as the noise stoppeed. The room returned to norma lighting, but the room was empty. Both Sarah and Joey had vanished.

The single light bulb in the room flickered. Antoney lay back on his chair. His left monitor had the latest episode of a telvison show. The central monitor had a web browser open with a IPython Notebook running. The right monitor had test results being displayed. Three terminal windows, all displayed results of his code changes. Smaller security camera displays hovered above the monitors. These cameras were spread throughout the rooms in the building and surrounding areas. The feed was tapped into the cities traffic cameras and a realtime feed of the surounding streets. A quick exit would be posible in case of any trouble.

'Alert - inruder in section 31', the monitor displayed a large flashing dialog box on his currently viewing screen. The eye inplunts allowed the system to track movement and focus, making smart interface decisions. Glancing up from the television show to the cctv monitors. 'switch to room 18', he spoke. Thee monitor zoomed in on a camera in room 18. 'That's strange', antoney pondered. The room looked normal. 'Maybe I need to check it out myself', he rose from his chair and started walking towards the steel door. He unlocked it and walked through. The room was pitch black. 'Somethings wrong', he spoke. 'This can't be happening'. The lights switched on and everything seemed normal.

Antoney caucioly walked through the room heading toward room 18. He peaked around the hallway corner. Empty. He started walking down the hallway. A womans screem and frooze. 'Who's there', he yelled. Now he knew there was an inruder. He reached for his handgun. He was ready. 'I have a gun', he warned. walking towards the screams. He reached the door. The letters 18 read on it. "I'm going to enter", he warned. Gun drawn he busted through the door.

The woman lay in the center of the floor. She was shivering, naked and covered in blood. "Who are you?", Antony crepts towards the woman. How did you get in here?" He lowered his weapon. She was no harm. Her screams had stopped. "Sarah", she told him. She leapt from the ground. and wrapped her body around Antony. He was startled at the movement. a little shocked to have this woman suddenly over him. In his arms she sobd. 'now, now, he spoke, pating him on the back. he gently pushed her off him, moving her to an office seat. 'lets find you a blanket', he said. He spots a rugs that he wraps around you. 'How did you get here', Antony asks Sarah. Still shacking she repied with, 'The last thing I remember is purple and red lights'. 'hmm, interesting', spoke Antony. 'What is todays date?', asks Antony. 'The date..', Sarah pauses. 'It is November 21st 2065'. Antonys draw drops. 'You believe the year is 2065?'. Sarah gives him a confused look. 'Sarah, it's the year 3532'.

Antony switched on the jug and began making a coffee. As he poured the water a voice apeared from behind him.

The keys S.T.A.R.T.S.Y.S.T.E.M. was typed onto the machine. Return. The main led light switched to green. A wirling sound began as the machine started up. He fixed his glasses as he nervously waited for the boot. Tests had passed, but now it was the real deal. The bios had finished loading and the machine was booting the kernal. The most progress the machine had ever done. Scientists and developers had worked for 30 years to develop this machine. The room was airgapped and blocked all signals. This was to stop interference from any 3rd party. Attempts had been made to modify the machine. The machine was on the 10th floor of the building. inside another building. Large fenced surrounded each of the builds with turrets to shoot anything that moved. It was not posible for anyone to reach the machine. Even the machine being controling wasn't the real. It was sending signals to the real machine. If the fake machine was comporomised then the true machine would still be safe. The system had successfully booted. The text 6b345 was displayed on screen. He squinted at the text, knowing it was would be special.

The handed on the clock ticked over to three thiry two. LED lights on the panel displayed the year November 21st 2065. Twenty percent of the time the machine got the time collabration correct but from time to time an error accured.

He stood in front of the crowd. A grin on his face and a laptop under his arm. The television show had just won awards for the best Drama and an award for best actor. He didn't feel much like an actor. He waved as the crowd cheered. Cameras flashed as he bowed. One of his security whispered into his ear, 'Sir, we need to move'. He nodded and waved to the crowd before exiting the stage. He marched towards the steel door with security following behind.

The room inside the steel door was bright. Monitors filled the desks. Wirling sounds rose from the computers. The machine began to speak. 'Command Speak'. Joey steared in amazment. It was miminicing his commands. 'open gimp', he spoke. 'Opening gimp', the machine replied.

She steered at her computer her eyes flicking around the display. The text, "I'M GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND MURDER YOUR FAMILY', apeared on . 'Another death threat', she sighed to herself. This was forwarded onto the cyber crime devision to investage. She had been getting these increasingly since she became a moduratier.

The job was boring. She sat at a desk and contacted clients, attempting to sell antivirus software. The software was spyware. Clients that installed the software had data stolen. The software was closed and It was closed source so no one was able to know what the

She partically liked to ban developers that attempted to produce artwork. If she a office telemarketer wasnt able to draw she didnt want to let developers draw.

ArtControl had started painting people on RedditGetsDrawn before she was even born. Why did ItWillBeMine take over the subreddit? What could be done instead. Allow all artists. There is no such thing as troll artwork.

ArtControl had been partically annoying for her. They had developed a script to create a new account for every piece of artwork they created - submitted. They did alot of artwork - sometimes up to 30 pieces a day. That is up to 30 accounts her and other mods needed to find everyday and ban. The script caused the artwork to be sent via message to the original poster, along a with mod mail. The art was uploaded to several different places - but all redirect to artcontrol. This meant when they tried to ban a certain domain the artwork had been uploaded

ArtControl developed the machine to create and submit artwork to RedditGetsDrawn. They had grown tired of painting everyday but still wanted to create art for the people of RedditGetsDrawn. The machine would look at all the reference images uploaded to GetDrawn via the api. It then choice the best reference to draw. The machine painted the same way as ArtControl painted - it started the a white landscape document and added a line layer, followed by grayscale and finally colour. The AI of the machine was able to match up the reference with the history of ArtControls paintings, creating a unique pience of artwork in the same style as ArtControl.

It was a hot summer day on in Florida. St Andrews High School had just finished morning tea and the students were taking their streets. Sirens approched the school. Swat team burst into classroom 14. 'Get on the ground', yelled an officer. The students and tutor scremed and dropped to the ground. 'Which one is Vanessa May?', an officer asked the teacher. 9 officers cicled the students. They didn't seem interested in the teacher. 'I am Vanessa', a quiet voice raised from the back. Offices moved to the back. Four officers stood over the girl, who was trembling. 'Vanessa, you are under arrest', the lead officer said as another officer culfed the girl. 'Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attnery, if you cant afford one then one will be apointed for you,' Do you understand', the lead officer told her. Vanessa nodded.

The officers escorted Vanessa out of the school building. The class stared at her as she exited the room.

'Class is dismissed', announced the computer. 'Be sure to have the reports ready for the next class on ArtControl: The Machine of Art'. The robatic student stood up imediatly and walked out of the room in single file. 'Confiumed Master. Goodbye', the students spoke as they exited the room.

Where you are going there are no roads.

She was at home when the private number ring. She had just banned five troll accounts. They had hired a programmer to write a script that searched for art submissions that used common colours of the troll. They wanted to match its style but it was becoming difficut. She needed to find the machine that was used to create the paintings. If she could get the machine, she would stop the posts.

Trolls had been posting artwork on RedditGetsDrawn for over 30 years. Some were famous and loved. She considered his work troll art. It had devoited their life to creating software and hardware for the progression of art. It started small, creating small scripts, to building a fully automated machines (that would mimic painting styles).

Slowly climbing out of her seat she moved towards the ringing. Over the years she had grown fat. A combonation of poor diet and laziness. and spending too much time sitting down. She never walked, and rarely went outside. Her exhusband would pick her up for work daily.

Her husband - Micheal grown tired of her laziness and bad attatute and left her for another woman. He was much happier, but still saw her during the week when she picked her up for work and dropped her off at home afterwards.

They split custoly of their daughter - she would 7 days at her monthers, followed by 7 days at her fathers. At the start of the sepration Micheal got the majority of the time. She only spent every second weekend at her Mothers as the court decided she was unfit for a split cusoley.

ItWillBeMine picked the phone up before the final ring. It had been setup to disconet the call if the phone was answered at the wrong time. 'Hello', she spoke into the speaker. 'ItWillBeMine', a males voice replied. 'Yes, Who is this?', asked ItWillBeMine. 'This is dective Hans Lonery, I'm afaird to enforme you that we have your daughter. We need you to come down to the station'.

Art hold secret symbolism for a secret cult.

The artwork produced by the Machine was in being used to encrupt documents from the goverment. It allowed private keys to be created out of artwork. The holder of public keys were able to recreate the artwork with their own ArtControl machine that was a copy of the original. The hashes were matched to make sure none

Have something change, one mistake changes the future.

ArtControls light switched from red to green as it started to power up. It loaded the bios from the memory card. In its old system the bios caused a mafanction which meant the kernal failed to load. The new bios had been original developed by Joey and Sarah. The system was open source and has recieved contrubitions from thousands of people. The system was originally developed to create artwork in the style of an artist. After the artist passed away they named the system after him. The machine still creates artwork in the style of the artist but its system had been developed much further to do other tasks. They were being created and trained in schools to in order to create a better future today.

Humans had started using ArtControl machines in space in order to explore areas that were too dangerous for humans. They were equipted with a camera that took high res images - 160000 by 8000 pixels. The machines were able to paint scenes that could not be photographed. NASA had order 1.3 million units that were to be sent to different areas.


one of the oldest tricks in the book too place. Death had slowed the Witch down but she was still making a grab for her wand. He thought she had lost. But for the second time that day Death was wrong. The Witch was able to reach for her wand and yell off several words that Death didn't understand. This caused him to be become stunned. The slowing spell Death had cast on the witch was reserved.

The eye continued to follow Pepper under the ocean. The young witch had summoned three of her demons that she commanded to attach the practice dummy. Her Demons had morphed since Pepper had learnt these new sets of summon spells. No longer were they land based Demons who liked cupcakes and drinking tea, they were water and wind warrior elements. The three Demons themselves were proud of their new powers. They were better equipped to defend Pepper - like they had defended her parents and grandparents before. In the end they had failed their masters - both Peppers grandparents and parents were killed under their protection. The three Demons swore that the devastation would never happen again and have focused on protecting Pepper.

The neighbour peeked out his lounge windows at the Witches house. A tall dark figure swept across the Witches property. Beside the figure was a small Witch. She had a concerned expression. The neighbour knew something was wrong. The older Witches were not home. He had seen the Three leave the house on their brooms in the early morning. He had to do something. Contact somebody. Stop this figure. His best hope was to take his flying car and find the Witches. They would go gone to the markets in Korama. Using the old rusted blue car he was able to travel to the City to warn the Three Witches.

The Witches had just finished their shopping and flying past the branches of The Great Tree. In the distance ahead of them a madman was driving a blue flying car towards then. The Witches dashed out the way as the car came near, slamming on the breaks. The vehicle slowed down, the man inside yelling and waving, one arm clutching the steering wheel.The Witches look around in wonder. The driver was clearly trying to communicate with them. A man opened the door of the halted vechile, it was floating there with three Witches at a cautions distance observing. He yelled about something happened at their home and they needed to return. Created a summoning portal that teleported the three witches to their home. They rushed inside the building to find Pepper. They found the girl at her desk drawing up plans for her next spell. Nothing was wrong. Beside her slept Carrot, the ginger coloured Cat. A large smile appeared on Peppers face as she noticed her three godmothers in the room. The shortest and oldest on the left. The leader of the group. A skinny, tall, young spell tutor and an older plump rounded potions master. The three had been training the Pepper everything they knew about being a Witch. Pepper was to become a true witch of chaos. The three had promised the girls parents and grandparents that they would train the girl. The majority of children Peppers age became orphans due to the war between two of the magic houses. Other houses were caught in the middle of the convicts. Lands were destroyed and inhabits slaughtered.

Peppers new demons took on new forms. Instead of the texture of slime on their bodies they had a water and transparent wind type forms. They were able to switch back to their previous forms. One Demon was pure water based. Another was pure wind based. The final was a mixture of the water and wind. The water based demon was shaped like a mixture of dolphin and octopus. Shaped like a dolphin for quick and efficient movement in the water. Long octopus-like arms and legs coming off the body. When the demon was on land it used these octopus legs to walk, it was certainly not faster than travelling under the water, but it was OK. The other side of the schools spells - wind. This demon was filled with fast moving modules that caused the appearance of things to be blurred and mixed up. Transparent at essence. The final demon was a hybrid of the wind and water spells. The appearance was a blurred effect with water being crashed around the figure. Waves hitting the shoreline. Lightning cracks. Thunder booms. Pepper had successfully summoned the three demons in their water and wind forms. Her previous attempts were failures and the demons were twisted, deformed, and powerless. She was excited for herself that this was a success. She knew her parents would be proud of her. If they were still alive. She had joined this house of magic as she wanted to take revenge for her parents and houses peoples deaths. Saffron was her largest threat. Pepper had recently discovered she was following Pepper. The girl won't be able to follow her to the underwater city but she was able to summon a eye that followed Pepper and Carrot under the water and to the city. Pepper couldn't allow Saffron to discover where the city was as she would unleash her army onto the city. Pepper instead cast a spell of her own that replaced the footage that the eye recorded with fake images, leading the army into a trap and death. He had told Pepper that judgement day was coming and she needed to train for it, War was near between some of the worlds most powerful Witches and creatures. The water elements attacked the cities walls coming in from the north east side off the ocean. The city had attempted to setup boulders to stop the water and break up the flow. The wind elements swept in and lifted these obscures. The path was clear for the water to crash upon the cities walls. After the wind elements had cleared a path, the focused on attacking the city walls in an attempt to collapse. The walls were tough and they stood strong. The water elements changed tactics and the sky started to pour with rain and hail above the city. Wind elements stopped attacking the city walls and started to lift up the ground - causing mud to spread over the city. The mixture of mud and rain caused people to move slow and become inaccurate with their weapons. The elements still needed to breach the city. Their defences were low. The Water elements searched the city for an weak spots. They discovered a door which had started to leak under the pressure of water and rain. The elements were able to focus the door - causing a series of tidal waves to hit the door. Wind elements assisted the water in creation of the tidal waves. The door burst down after the third tidal wave hit it. Water smashed it's way over the guard building and towards the market square. The elements had gained entry to the city. The towns people were helpless when the waves came. They were knee deep in mud and unable to move. The rain had stopped now that water was focused on tidal waves throughout the city. A bright sun shone down - causing the mud to harden - trapping the guards on the spot. They were able to fight the elements but were unable to move and dodge the attacks. The elements were winning. Under the ocean in the city an army of Witches controlled these elements - commanding them to attack the city. They were after one thing - the seed of flight. It is told that these seeds will grow a magical tree that has the power of growth and flight - and spreads it to others. The Aquaq Witches wanted the seed for themselves. Amongst the army of Witches was Peppers parents and grandparents. Six witches. All commanding the attack on the city of Komora. The city was in a panic.


Pepper sat on her bed and steered out the window. Her hands on knees. Carrot looked up. She knows Pepper is upset about her birthday. Carrot jumps up on the bed and trys to comfite Pepper. "It's nearly my birthday and I don't have any friends to celebrate it with..", Pepper cries. Her head lowers and she bursts into tears. Hands cover her face. Carrot strokes Peppers shoulder, it does no use. An idea springs into Carrots head. She springs across to the table. Carrots claw points at a framed photograph. "Oh, invite the other witches we met at the Poition Contest?", Pepper congrats Carrot. A smile apeared on Peppers face. Carrot is pleased with herself. Pepper and Carrot work together and write invitations with Peppers feather pen. The two remember back to the day of the potion contest.

"As Mayor of Komona I declear the potion content... Open!", The mans arms stretched out in excitment. In his right hand he grasped a rolled scroll. The bag of gold behind him sparked in the sunlight. The four Witchs glearing at the prize and each other. The winner would get a large prize. "Our town is delighted to welcome no fewer than four witches for this first edition", the major continued. He turned and faced the four witches, "Please give a HUGE round of applause". The crowd burst with noise. A mixture of nonmagical and magical beings were present in the crowd. Every house of magic was present. This was one of the key events that lead to Hereva to be destoried. Death had succecced finally. Pepper faced Death several times. She set traps for him and hunted him down. For once it wasn't Death that did the hunting. Pepper could feel icey breath on the back of his shoulder. She knew he was present. Twisting her head she looked back. Nothing. The bottom of The Great Tree was visible. It's bark obsorbing the healthy rays of the sun. Tinkle of silver made Pepper focus again. Coriander was introduced first by the speaker, "All the way from the great Technologist's Union, it's an honor to welcome the ravishing and ingenious CORIANDER!". Posing with her chicken in her right arm and holding an orange potion with her left arm. Pepper had traveled back to that moment several times in an attempt to change the future. It was no use, each time she changed events it got worse.

The speaker continues to introduce the witches, "not to forget our local girl, Komona's very own witch SAFFRON!". Tilting her head to the right Saffron smiled holding her right hand on her hip and in the left arm holding the potion, filled with a yellow bubbly liquid.

"... Our third participant come to us from the lands of setting moons, SHICHIMI!", The foxs tail was wrapped around the back of Shichimis neck and the fox perched on the witches left arm. In her other hand she grasped a potion that was green and had no bubble. ".. and finally, our last participant from the forest of Squirels End, Pepper!", Standing with a sour and disapointed look on her face. Carrot held up Peppers potions. It was a pale yellow colour. Death approved of the colour but would rather a pale green.

The problem with time travel is it's easy to get lost and create too many characters.

The Demons of Chaosah Hornük, Eyeük and Spidük had morphed into their Wharrgarblah alternative they were much the same - except water and wind based. Hornük's green fur had grown in length. For the past week they had been summoned daily into Hereva. The Four Horse Man had been unleased on the world and the Demons had been summoned to stop them. Famine had caused the crops in Hereva to die - starting with Squirrel's End. The 2,000 villagers that lived there - the majority of them Farmers and poor lost everything. War causd a war between magic houses. Citizens of Hereva became ill because of the rider Pestilence. Disease spread. Death was present at Komona when the package was being transfered. "Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds"

A package was being transfered from Squirrel's end to Komona. The contents would stop the war. Both Magmah and Aquah wanted to get their hands on it. The interception happened when the package was traveling through the park in centre Komona. Aquah forces had breached the city. The majority of the attack came from the skys. Saffron's grandparents forght for Magmah and Peppers for Aquah. The cities walls were destoried by the attack. A large Aquah army moved through the crumbling walls. The Magmah army retreaded. The magic school of Ah had discovered the seeds. An eldely witch that lived in Squirrels Edge had created them. When Magmah and Aquah had discovered the two armies launched attacks on the farmland in search for the package. It only contained three seeds. When the Ah transporer was intercepted in Komona one of the seeds was dropping - causing The Great Tree to grow - lifting the city of Komona into the sky. The polin of the tree spread to other areas of Hereva. In Squirrels Edge the creatures are morphed and plants trees grow with magical powers. The quality of the food improves dramatically. The crops grow easily. The Great Tree stops the war. The armies lay down their arms go home. The House of Ah force Magmah and Aquah to change their names to Kielbasah and Wharrgarblah.

Only four dudes so hardcore they can wipe out all sentient life on Hereva. Portal opened to Hereva and they entered and attempted to wipe out a fourth of the world each.

The Burger King crown sat upon the statues head. His mouth opening revealing a nice set of white teeth. The brown beard was well groomed and his hair curled. "Where is your God now"?, the Statue spoke.

War had been around for centuies and despite Henevas best effects, some of them are still alive. In his right arm he welded a white staff. It was bluetooth connected. At the top of the staff was a monitor display. Feeds were sent over and procied by War. Approval or Denial was given. His job was mostly automated now. After he was defeated by The Great Tree he lived a relaxed life. Staying in the city of Komona he stayed hidden by hiding in plain daylight.

"Mama were all going to die"

"WHO ELSE WERE YOU EXPECTING?", Death whispered into the slowed Witches ear. Her fingers almost touched her wand. Bursting into laughter Death clapped his hands.

"Let the games begin!", a voice boomed over the statium. "The vote will be by applaud-o-meter". First up Coriander's demostration. The dark skinned Witch stood forward. Holding in left right hand was a dead bird. It's feathers pale. The Bird had meet with Death already. "Ladies and Gentlemen", Coriander greeted the crowd. "Fear death no more, thanks to my...", she poured the liquid from her potion onto the dead animal. "Potion of ZOMBIFICATION!", she yelled towards the crowd. The crowd clapped as the dead animal rose from the dead and marched forward. Death had failed and felt very disapointed. Among the crowd Death steered at the girl and the bright smile on her face, so pleased with herself that she was able to cheat him. "FANTASTIC! Coriander defies death itself with this mi-ra-cu-lous potion!" Because they were mocking him Death felt more angry. Coriander bowed and the applause grew louder. Saffron intrupted the moment, "But please.. save your applause, people of Komana". The crowd was silent. "beacause here is MY potion", Saffron announced holding her poition obove her head. "The real potion you've all been waiting for: the one which will amaze your neighbors...", the young witch had captavated the crowd. "...make them jealous!", Saffrpn poured her potion onto the zombie bird. "... all this is possible with the simple application of a single drop of my ...", a drip of the potion touched the feathers of the bird. "POTION OF POSHNESS", Saffron screamed. The bird grew in size. It gained a curly hairdo and dark gray coloured sunglasses. A brown pokerdot handbag apeared under it's right wing. The crowd burst into applause.

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"Fantastic! Incredible! This potion could make all of Komana rich!". Saffron steered at Coriander with a smerk on her face. Coriander looked back and frowned. "Your applause can't be wrong. Coriander has already been eliminated", a smile flashed accross Saffrons face. Deeper into the abyss Coriander fell. She had been defeated. The voice moved on to the third witch, "That last demostration would now seem difficult to beat for Shichimi".


How did the war between Magmah and Aquah begin?

Houses accused each other of stealing one others spell Aquah unleashed an attack on Magmah. The two houses decided that the winner of the war would decide the name of the other house and release all their spell secrets. Of course like any war there was no winner and in the end on the break of both houses collapsing the High Council of Ah decided that both houses lost and renamed both houses. A peace treaty between the two houses was signed but rivery was still tense between the houses.

The magical land of Hereva was born from the magical forces known as 'Chaos and Evolutions'. Hereva formed when the magic elements of the cosmos evolved from the chaos.

The trainer was waiting for Pepper at the magical underwater city. She had planned the week out of spells that she would be teaching Pepper. The woman tapped her feet as she waited for Pepper. She had no patience for lateness.

Coriander's fiftieth birthday was approaching and she had given a long list of requests to her Father. She wanted to have the best birthday in Hereva and would be highly disappointed if he didn't attend to all her requests. Her Father was meeting with King Acren today. He had been pressuring the city of Komona to implement the tax system.

Saffron steered out her bedroom window to the city of Kormana below. She lived high above the city in a tall castle. Saffron liked to live up so high, it gave her power above all those below her. The city itself was already floating Hereva. Her castle was owned by the King, but one day when he died she would inherit all his worth. She prayed that he wouldn't die anytime soon though, life was good with him around. Only the rich and upper-class lived in Komona, the poor and peasants lived below on Hereva.

Saffron sighed as she brushed her long blonde hair. Looking into the mirror her large blue eyes stared back. She was perfect. Sitting on the dressing table was her purple witches hat. She reached for it and place it upon her head. It matched her suit. It was important she looked good. She wanted to be the best witch so headed out the door to her classes. She knew the only way she was going to be the best was attend classes. Saffron headed down the hallway, past the other children rooms. They would still be sleeping, all orphans like herself but lazy and unmotivated - unlike herself. Reaching the end of the hallway she headed down the flight of steps. It wound around and around, past several stories of sleeping quarters. Finally she reached the bottom where she was greeted by several orphanage working preparing breakfast. She had no time for breakfast and waved them goodbye as she unlocked the front door and headed out into the street. Saffron shrived in the brisk cold morning. She wished she had another layer of clothes. Winter was approaching and the tempture was changing. Saffron looked to her right. A group merchant were pushing their cattle and cargo down the road towards the market. To Saffrons left was a bakery, clothes store, potions shop, and the butcher. She headed towards the bakery. Outside the bakery the smells were too good. The smell of fresh baking made Saffron regret skipping out on breakfast. She skipped into the store. No one was behind the counter. They must have been out the back. Saffron grabbed a cream bun and rushed back outside before anyone spotted her. She walked down the road, eating the cream bun quite pleased with herself. This was better than the breakfast her orphanage offered. Now she needed to get to class.


Pepper continued with the recipe. Outside the lightning cracked and a rumble of thunder could be heard. The dry ingredients were ground and added to a boiling cauldron of wet ingredients - bats blood, lemon zest, vanilla essence, and water. The brew bubbled as Pepper danced around the cauldron chanting: 'Witches Brew, Blind Bat, Sour Rabid, Rise Cut, Cauldron Boil and cut this grass'. Pepper repeated this chant three times before there was a loud band and was blown back. 'Did I over do the ingredients', she thought - picking herself up from the ground she approached the cauldron. The previous red mixture had changed to a pale green colour. 'It worked!', Pepper yelled giving Carrot a high five.

Now that the potion was complete Pepper needed a test subject. The recipe recommended kidnapping an unsuspecting human but Pepper felt that was not very nice. Instead she decided to test it on Carrot. Her cat could cut the lawns if the potion worked. Pepper poured the thick green mixture into Carrots water bowl. Carrot proceeded to lap the potion from it's bowl. Peppere observed Carrot as the potions effects started to kick in. The cats teeth grew and changed. They turned from short white like to a large metal like and started to vibrate. The potion was working. Outside the lightning and thunder had stopped and the weather had cleared up. The grass was dry and sun shining. Pepper brought Carrot outside and watched as the cat began to cut the lawns. It was working successfully. Pepper needed to cast a spell on Carrot in order to stop from vomiting up the grass being ingested.

Cumin, Cayenne and Thyme could see their home in the distance as they flew their brooms. The three were returning from a day trip to Qualicity. "What is Pepper up to?", Cayenne asked as they approach the house. Cumin squinted the Pepper and Carrot, the two up to something in the front of the house. "I'm not sure", Cumin replied, "but whatever it is I will find out". The three witches landed at the house. Cayenne and Thyme went inside the house carrying the shopping that they had got from Qualicity. "You're home!', Pepper yelled excited to see Cumin standing over her. "I guess you are wondering what we are up to?", Pepper added. Cumin nodded, with a strange expression on her face. Pepper explained how she created the potion and used it on Carrot and that Carrot was successfully cutting the grass. Cumin was confused to why the grass needed cut. She had lived in this house for years and had never cut it in the past. Pepper explained about meeting the neighbour and wanting to do something to be more normal.

Kielbasash vs Wharrgarblah

Magmah vs Aquah

The two schools are on the verge of war.

The house of Kielbasah is focused on cooking, baking, grilling, boiling, frying, steaming and toasting. It is the house of alchemy and rare metals.

Wharrgarblah is the house of water, wind, clouds and the abyss. Those that are members live deep under the ocean and rarely interact with those on land. They believe they are super compared to those on the land.

Pepper swollen the underwater breathing potion and dived into the ocean. Carrot followed closely behind. She had been receiving guest training from the house of Wharrgarblah. The house was cauctionst at first with the training but soon after discovering Peppers talents of water spells - they welcomed her.

Saffron floated on her broom with her cat Komona and watched Pepper dive into the water. She had been following her for several weeks - with the suspension that Pepper had became involved with the house Wharrgarblah or Aquah as Saffron believed the house should be refereed as. Saffron despised the house. Because of them she was an orphan. He parents were killed in the war between the two houses. Saffron would do anything in her power to bring down the house and she felt betrayed by Pepper for being involved with the house.

As Pepper swam she looked behind her and saw Carrot following close behind. She had cast a spell on him that allowed him to enter the water without getting wet - an air bubble. This allowed him to breath under water also. This was just one of the spells Pepper had learnt from her new trainer at the school of Wharrgarblah. She knew people would be suspicious of her training with this school. She had learnt that her ancestors were part of the house and that is why she was drawn into the house. Pepper wasn't worried. She believed the houses should be kind and accepting to each other - sharing and open. Today Pepper was going to learn how to summon miniature bigfish. She had first encountered BigFish when she was holidaying on an nearby island. Cumin had taught her how to summon demons so she was able to pickup the spells for summoning water spirits easily.

Saffron had attempted to follow Pepper further. She hoovered above the water. She was too frightened to enter the water herself, there could be traps or she might end up drowning. Instead she had cast a spell that allowed to her send an eye into the ocean to follow Pepper. She was able to stay above the water, but view what the eye was seeing. They eye was following closely behind Pepper and Carrot. Saffron hoped that the eye wouldn't be noticed - for her sake and Peppers.

Peppers broom had transformed and developed organic fins and propellers to allow her to travel quickly under the water. She was able to zip along quickly, with Carrot perched on the front of the broom.


PepperCarrot. A Novel by William Mckee

She sat at her workbench. Twirling the feather pen in her hand. A Cat slept peacefully beside her.

The mailman approached the mailbox with caution. Warning: Witch Property, the box read. He had been watching the house since these new witches had moved in. Several nights ago as he was chopping onions he noticed from his window green smoke drifting out from the property. He had concerns for what mischief they were up to. What was worse is it wasn't just a single witch that had moved in - it was a group of them. Three adult witches and a child. He had seen the lot of them leave the house on their broomsticks. He had thought about approaching the house and having a peak through the window but he was worried that there might be traps - or that the witches return and cast a spell on him. The girl had been friendly. He had seen her walking down the road with her ginger cat. He had been mowing his lawns (something they needed to do) when she walked past his house giving him a wave and yelling "Hello Neighbour, I'm Pepper". Pepper had a basket containing mushrooms. She offered some mushrooms to the man but he refused. She tried to talk to him further but he rushed back inside like he was afraid of her. The man stomped up his front door steps, opened the door and headed inside. The door slammed behind him. Peaking out the window he watches as Pepper is steering at the house. He closes the curt-ins and continues to peak out. Pepper calls out to her cat which is distracted playing with a moth, "Come on Carrot, Let's finish our walk". The two continue to walk down the road.

The house might need some maintenance Pepper thought. She the mailbox and looked out to her home in the distance. The garden had grown wild. An ancient oak tree wrapped its way through the house. Pepper had asked her godmothers about clearing it. They were shocked and refused explaining that the oak tree was in fact alive and they wouldn't dare chop it.

Pepper had been given permission to mow the lawns. Maybe if she maintained the house the neighbour wouldn't be frightened of her anymore. She wasn't surprised when she was told that they didn't own a lawnmower. 'Put your training to use and use magic', Pepper was told. She spent the morning looking through books for a spell that would allow her to cut the grass. She found the perfect recipe. The ingredients read: rose petals, cardamom, ginger, coriander, hibiscus, red geranium, and powdered dragons tooth. All were common herbs - except for the dragons tooth which was rare. Pepper stepped out the back door and headed towards the herb garden where the herbs grew. Reaching into her pocket she pulled out a pair of secetares which she used to cut the herbs. She hummed to herself as she works. The sky was turning gray, a storm was coming. The Gods had predicted she was going to make this spell. The first rain-dropped landed as Pepper finished picking the herbs and took a step inside. Pepper had picked the majority of ingredients she needed from the garden. All she needed was the powdered dragons tooth. It was in a glass container high in the shelf. Pepper climbed the ladder and retrieved the glass container that contained the dragons tooth. She had gone to a great deal to retrieve this - travelling around the world in search of dragons and attempted to remove their teeth. In the end she ended setting up a dragon dentist business and was overloaded with toothache dragons that needed a tooth or two removed. Sadly she then found out that the powdered dragons tooth didn't come from dragons but from a plant. The Binomial name for Dragons Tooth was Lotus maritimus. It is part of the genus Lotus. Pepper had to travel to South England for the plant. She found it on a field in which cows were grazing. The plant had grown to a height of 30cm. The flowers were a pale yellow colour. The leaves in three's, 'clover'-like but longer and terminating more suddenly at the far end. Pepper learnt to make sure she knew what she was looking for before setting out on future trips to retrieve ingredients.

Pepper had planted the dragons teeth that she had removed from the dragons in order to build an skeleton army. She would order this army to help out with her duty's around the house. Pepper watered the patch of garden where she had planted the teeth twice a day but no skeleton had risen.


Sitting in silence. The other children around him threw up their arms, waiting for the teacher to agnolose them. Spitting out a response. A cautionous nature to giving authoritative figures information. If the police raided only give name, date of birth, and address. Pinned above the phone was the lawyers number.

The company was of interest to the police. They knew what it was doing but cautioned about busting it. The model worked. Business would be given back to the gangs if shut down. Although there was growing pressure from the Ministry of Health and other govt departments. A task force was send up from Wellington to assist the local police.