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The Mystic Princesses and the Fireball

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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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The Mystic Princesses and the Supermoon Eclipse

Supermoon by KS Brooks
Supermoon by KS Brooks

The Mystic Princesses traveled to Washington State in the Pacific Northwest on a field trip for school. On their first day of hiking, in Olympic National Park to learn about rain forests. That night, they talked about how much fun they’d had, the wildlife and flowers they’d seen and how the cold made their noses red. They yawned as they checked their feet for blisters, hoping they’d be able to stay awake for the supermoon lunar eclipse later that night.

“The hot dogs are best when they are burnt,” Breanna said holding her coat hanger over the fire.

“No, they aren’t,” Janna replied. “I like them hot, but not burnt. Yuck!”

After they had eaten their hot dogs, the girls enjoyed s’mores for dessert, licking their lips and fingers to get every bit of the gooey marshmallows and chocolate.

The Mystic Princesses and the Supermoon Eclipse
Sol Duc Falls by PJ LaRue

Harmonie said her favorite waterfall that day was Sol Duc Falls. “I love the way the three waterfalls join together falling into one stream. It reminds me of how the five of us have become friends and think alike.”

“Janna, can you explain the difference between a ‘supermoon’, a blood moon and an eclipse?” Coral asked. She wanted to understand the unusual feat of nature that they were to see that night, if only they could stay awake  long enough.

Janna, who is Mother Nature’s daughter, confirmed her mother’s description when she read the news that morning. “A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon is closest to the Earth. An eclipse occurs when the full moon passes through the Earth’s shadow. And, a blood moon occurs when the light from the sun is reflected by the moon.”

The girls thought about Janna’s description and hoped that there wouldn’t be any clouds that night to prevent them from seeing the supermoon.

“That will be so cool!” Breanna said. “I’m glad PJ said we could stay up late to watch it.

“Where do you think we’ll go hiking tomorrow?” Catie asked.

Harmonie answered that she didn’t know, but that she hoped the chaperones let the girls sleep in to make up for staying up late that night.

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