Bloody Mary

She lived deep in the forest in a tiny cottage and sold herbal remedies for a living. Folks living in the town nearby called her bloody mary, and said she was a witch. None dared to cross the old crone for fear their cows would go dry, their food stores rot away before winter, their children take on sick fever or any numerous terrible witch could do to her neighbors.

Then the little girls in the village began to disappear, one by one. No one could find out where they had gone. grief-stricken families searched in the woods, the local buildings, and all the houses and barns, but there was no sign of missing girls. A few brave souls even went to bloody Mary’s home in the woods to see if the witch had taken the girls, but she denied any knowledge of the disappearance. Still it was noted that her appearance had changed. She looked younger, more attractive. The neighbors were suspicious, but they couldn’t find no proof that the witch had taken their younger ones.

Then came the night when the daughter of the miller rose from her bed and walked outside, following an enchanted sound no one else could hear. The millers wife had a toothache and was sitting up in the kitchen treating the tooth with herbal remedy when her daughter left the house. She screamed for her husband and followed the girl out of the door. The miller came running in his nightshirt. Togheter, they tried to restrain the girl, but she kept breaking away from them and heading out of town. The desperate cries of the miller and his wife woke up the neighbors. They came to assist the frantic couple. Suddenly , a sharp-eyed farmer have a shout and pointed towards a strange light at the edge of the woods. A few townsmen followed him out into the field and saw bloody mary standing beside a big oak tree, holding a magic wand that was pointing towards the millers house. She was glowing with unearthly light as she set her evil spell upon the millers daughter.

The townsmen grabbed their guns and their pitchforks and ran towards the witch. When she heard the commotion, bloody mary broke of the spell and fled back into the woods, the far sighted farmer had loaded his gun with silver bullets in case the witch ever came after his daughter now he took an aim and shoot at her. The bullet hit bloody mary in the hip and she fell to the ground. The angry townsmen leapt upon her and carried her back into the field, where they built a huge bonfire and burned her at the stake.

As she burned, bloody mary screamed a curse at the villagers. If anyone mentioned her name aloud in the mirror, she would send her spirit to revenage herself upon them for her terrible death. When she was dead, the villagers went to the house in the woods and found the unmarked graves of the little girls the evil witch had murdered. She had used her blood to make herself young again. From that day to this, anyone foolish enough to chant bloody Mary’s name three times in the mirror before a darkened mirror will a summon the vengeful spirit of the witch. It’s said that she will tear their body’s to pieces and rip their souls from their multilayer bodies. The souls of the unfortunate ones will burn in torment as bloody mary once was burned, and they will be trapped forever in the mirror.

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