Mushgnome's Hobbet-centric PBP
Dame Simonetta is saddened, it's breaking her heart that her presence is only causing Snooky grief. "Get along now Snooky, get back inside before the gate closes." She moves so as to herd Snooky back through the gate, she can at least use Snooky's fear for good cause.mushgnome wrote:Dame Simonetta sees a light, and she floats toward it. There was something she was right in the middle of, but now it seems like a forgotten dream. As she approaches the pearly gates, her heart leaps with joy to see a familiar face: Her beloved Snooky!
But what is wrong? Instead of recognition, Dame Simonetta sees revulsion in dear Snooky's eyes! "What's wrong, Snooky? It's me, Simonetta," she tries to say, but the words won't come. Dame Simonetta touches her larynx to figure out what is wrong with her voice, but she feels only the vertebrae of her neck. She tries to touch her lips, but feels only teeth and her bony jaw. Horrified, she holds her hand up in front of her face, and sees only a bony skeleton's hand!
Snooky cowers in the shadow of the Bone Woman and urinates in terror. The pearly gate begins to creak shut with a metallic grinding sound and nobody visibly operating it. The sun moves through the sky with accelerating speed, and the afternoon shadows are lengthening to evening with each passing second. A chill wind makes the fallen leaves dance around Dame Simonetta's bony feet.
What does she do?