Chapter One – The Visitor
Hello everyone! How are you doing today?
I’m so excited. I can’t wait to tell you about my great adventure with the Enchanted Flower!
It all started early one Monday morning. I was late getting over to Cora’s house. We had plans to ride over to the cafe for breakfast.
I was so busy trying to hurry that I didn’t even hear the doorbell ring, so you can imagine how surprised I was when I went downstairs and saw Mom talking to a man I had never seen before. On the floor next to his feet was a square leather travel bag with a big pocket on the front.
Who ever he was, he had plans to stay for a visit.
“Talee,” said Mom as she placed her hand on my shoulder.
I looked up at her. “Yes?”
“This my brother...your Uncle.”
Uncle, I thought, as I turned to glance at him. I remembered Mom showing me a picture of her brother, but he didn’t look like the man at the door.
In his picture he had short hair, no beard and was a lot thinner.
He smiled at me. I grinned back a little.
“Hey little one. Well, maybe not so little. Look how big you are. How old are you now? Six?”
I frowned. “Eight!” I said. “I’ve been eight for months now.”
“Sure you have,” he said. “You’re such a pretty eight, just like your Mom at your age.”
I didn’t smile but I said thank you.
Mom then asked me to take Uncle’s travel bag upstairs to the spare room before I left for Cora’s house. I nodded. When I picked up the bag it was so heavy that I had to drag it all the way up the stairs, down the hallway and into the room. I laid it next to the bed and when I did I noticed something strange. The front pocket was glowing.