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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1“It’s time to make the turkey,” King Neptune called out as he went to the kitchen.

The Mystic Princesses washed their hands and met King Neptune. Harmonie opened the refrigerator and saw a gaping hole where the turkey was sitting the night before. “Where’s the turkey?”

“In the refrigerator, where we left it.””

”Umm, no it isn’t.”

The other girls rushed to the refrigerator and stared at the empty space.  “Well this is going to be a rotten Thanksgiving,” Breanna said.

“It will be what you make it,” King Neptune replied. “If you look for the bad, it will be bad. If you look for something good, you will see the good.”

“I wonder if anything else is missing,” Catie said as she headed  toward the living room.

”We’ll check the other rooms,” Janna said.

King Neptune and the Mystic Princesses inventoried the castle and met in the living room, where they discussed each room they’d checked and learned nothing else was missing. The girls were puzzled by the missing turkey. They were also upset that they would not celebrate with their traditional feast.

Chronos 

The old Grandfather Clock chimed and shook rattling the door open and spilling the God Chronos onto the floor. “When are you going to get a new clock, Neptune?” He laughed as he straightened his hair and clothes.

“Chronos, how wonderful you could make it! I am afraid we will have to improvise our dinner a bit though. Our turkey seems to be missing.”

“Then I’m glad I came. I might be able to help.” Chronos pulled an old watch from his pocket and handed it to Neptune’s daughter, Coral.

She turned it over and looked at the inscription. “Today is a but one moment in limited time. Be thankful now for those you love, because love is forever.”

“May I ask who gave this to you?”

“I just had it made for all of you.”

The girls stared at Chronos and asked why they’d need a pocket watch.

“It’s not just a watch. If you turn the nob on the side, which is called the crown, it will allow you to travel through time. Perhaps you can go back to yesterday and find your missing turkey.”

“What if we can’t find our way back to today?”

“Oh, you will be fine. Just keep trying. Make it an adventure. Find your turkey, and when you get home, we will have dinner.”

 

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The Mystic Princesses and the Missing Turkey Part 1

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I’d like to invite you to come back for the upcoming posts and to find out whether The Mystic Princesses find their missing turkey:

Upcoming Posts:
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4

The Mystic Princesses and the Fireball

Continued from this post.

PJ, Eros and the Mystic Princesses’ parents have gathered in PJ’s living room because the Children of Ares sent a ransom note after kidnapping the girls. The group worried quietly, but Athena was the first to speak. “It’s going to be okay. Remember, while we were in New Orleans,  I taught the girls the acronym SKARED. They will find a way to free themselves from the Children of Ares.”

The Mystic Princesses and the Fireball

“And they learned self-defense techniques while living in my underwater castle near Kauai,” King Neptune added.

Just then the door burst open, and the girls ran into the room and Harmonie said, “You should have seen Breanna. She was amazing!”

“Yes,” Janna chimed in. “The Children of Ares tricked the principal at our school. They told him they wanted to read to the class for Children’s Book Day. Then they separated us into groups to play hide-and-seek because the book was about playing outside.”

Breanna's Fireball copy“They trapped us in rope nets, but they forgot Breanna can throw fireballs,” Coral laughed. “So she waited until they were gone and lit the nets on fire above our heads.”

“Then Catie took over,” Breanna added. “She turned us all into birds so that we’d be smaller and wouldn’t get burned. As soon as a hole was big enough we each flew out of the nets.”

“You girls are so smart,” Athena said. “I’m proud of you for remaining calm and finding a way out of a scary situation.”

 

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