A stitch in whatever saves the world

According to my new old man friend, if you need silver for a spell, the best way to get it is at a coin collecting store.  Dimes minted between 1916 and 1945 are 90% silver, which is enough for magic.  They cost about 3 bucks each.  Actual silverware with enough silver in it is 80-100Continue reading “A stitch in whatever saves the world”

Quaker Oat Magic

Laura and I went to meet her friend at an old farmhouse outside of town.  In addition to not being a phone guy, he’s apparently not a city guy either.  Laura said that the fire department wants to burn the place down so they can practice putting out fires, but it keeps getting rescheduled.  IContinue reading “Quaker Oat Magic”

The Burn

Laura’s friend is going to visit in a couple of days.  I assumed he was coming in person because you can’t teach someone a spell over the phone but she grinned and said “he’s not really a phone guy”.  Her smile is blinding.  I can’t be mean about it though because she’s letting me stayContinue reading “The Burn”

Staffing updates

Did you know that community colleges have sports teams?  Instead of my usual maneuver, just showing up and ambushing someone, I called and made an appointment to meet Laura.  I watched basketball practice while I waited for her class to be over.  I wonder if I’m any good at sports.  Laura is one of thoseContinue reading “Staffing updates”

No matter what you might do there’s always someone out there better than you

I took Dany’s advice, let sleeping Christian witch killers lie and hit the road.  I’ll add them to the list.  Maybe I can come up with an idea of how to deal with them later. I fibbed.  I actually haven’t been headed for Chicago.  I’ve been headed for Gary, Indiana.  The city that has beenContinue reading “No matter what you might do there’s always someone out there better than you”

Open scene – Awesome McCool rides up on her chopper looking totally awesome and cool

Dany rides a motorcycle.  Total good guy mode of transportation.  Between that and her cinematic scar I’m shocked she doesn’t have her own show on Fawesome 5k.  She took me to the auto garage that she owns.  A magic motorcycle witch who fixes cars?  How is there not a YA series about this woman? ThereContinue reading “Open scene – Awesome McCool rides up on her chopper looking totally awesome and cool”

Chicks dig scars

The easiest way to establish that someone is a bad guy is to slap a scar on them.  I enter into evidence Scar from the Lion King.  As the dumb animals sing of Scar, “Evil as plain as the scar on his face”.  Good guys can have scars to show how tough they are, butContinue reading “Chicks dig scars”

When the bill comes due and there’s no mo mo-mo in the sho-sho it’s time to go bro

When you get out of jail you get a bill.  That catches a lot of people off guard.  I was charged 60 dollars a day for the comforts of the Platte County Detention Center.  Which is the same rate that the Super 8 charged in Iowa City.    This became an issue when Lem, the carContinue reading “When the bill comes due and there’s no mo mo-mo in the sho-sho it’s time to go bro”

It’s not fair that when I survive a murder attempt I end up with a bill

I need to learn a spell that persuades people or gives me an aura of authority.  I am terrible at talking my way out of things.  After the troopers some county sheriff people showed up.  And then some city cops too.  Why are there so many different kinds of cops?  I suppose because there’s soContinue reading “It’s not fair that when I survive a murder attempt I end up with a bill”