James and the Magic Raspberry
James lived in a little cottage, with his two elderly aunts. That is, when he wasn't being a super-secret spy, wielding a Turquoise Dagger, being a Thorn in the side of Evil, and being a regular Stud with the ladies.
Right now, he was on leave, because of an incident with some Fast Chrome, and a gal named Dark Amber, who had managed to get the drop on him. And a big bad-guy called JawBreaker. It was Rare to see him, but he was Vintage trouble, for sure.
So right now, James was hanging out in the garden, rebuilding the retaining wall with some Ridgey Bricks, weeding the flowers, and watering the Eggplant with some Miracle Glow.
He poured himself a big glass of Aqua Celsian, and sat down under a tree on a Pink Marble chair. It was warm, the day was pleasant, and he soon nodded off. Next thing he knew, he was woken up by a Klik Snap.
"Huh, what?" - There was a Midnight Glow in the sky, and he could see a huge, dark shape floating down out of the sky. It sunk lower, and lower, until it finally came to rest at the bottom of the garden.
He got up and made his way down the garden. The thing was huge. And shaped like a bunch of balloons stuck together. And smelled like fruit. Like raspberries. Like a giant, Magic Raspberry.
Then a voice called out, "Want a gumdrop?"
It was his friend, Artemis, from Spy School.
"Come on," yelled Artemis, "No time to waste - we're going in search of Pirate Gold. Are you coming?"
James made his way around the base of the giant raspberry, looking for a door or a ladder, but couldn't find a way in.
"I say," he called, "how do I get in there?" And, for an answer, a giant Shepherd's hook descended from the sky and lifted him up and swung him over the top, and inside the giant raspberry, which was pretty squishy and gooey inside.
"There you are!" his friend exclaimed, "Just in time. Here's your secret spy ID bracelet. See, it has a detachable watch face, and you can snap it onto a key ring, or even make it a spy ring!"
Wow, James was impressed, and he snapped the watch on and off the leather band and on and off the key fob and even wore it as a ring for a while.
But after a while, he got tired, and so he made a Filigree leaf cap from a large raspberry leaf that he found, and curled up and went to sleep.
When he woke up the next time, he was back in the garden, this time, under a raspberry bush. He could smell the raspberries as plain as anything, but there was no sign of the giant raspberry from the sky. He could hear the aunts calling him!
"James! Oh, Jaaaames! Did you remember to feed the Angelfish?"
It must have been a dream, James decided, a little sadly, and he wondered what the time was. He rolled out from under the Spike-y bushes, and climbed to his feet, and looked at his wrist. There was a leather band on his wrist, and on his finger ... he looked at it and the time gleamed up at him in the moonlight, from his super secret spy ring.
Maybe it wasn't a dream after all ... .
Our new stuff is dreamy (or our writer is a loon), but if you check in with us on Saturday, in-store or on-line, you will think you are dreaming too, as we will be having a giant gala birthday sale! Our fearless beader, Marg, is turning 70 years young, but the presents are for you! Sale starts Saturday, and continues on for a week. Drop by the store Saturday (Sept 6) for cupcakes, door prizes and general festivities. Cake to be presented at 12:30! You're invited - see you there!
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