Chapter 20

Brueberon’s eyes nearly popped out of his head when he saw the state Kastapella was in. She lay curled up in a protective ball on the floor of the cave. Her hair still stood out on end as though it had been gelled like that. She was trembling and shuddering like someone with a very bad case of flu. Her eyes were squeezed shut to try and stop the horrible memories of all her misdeeds. But it wasn’t helping. She could see all her bad actions like a never ending…

Chapter 19

Vandabar spotted Brueberon out of the corner of his eye. “Ah, you’re more or less back to normal I see.” “What can I do?” “It would be fantastic if you could find Kastapella. We need her here to establish exactly how she put this spell together. Without that we can’t reverse it. In fact, it might be impossible.” A little witch; only 3”2, with straight white hair hanging down her back like a curtain, materialised next to Vandabar. “We’ve located her. She’s in a cave in the Kilimanlayas Mountains.” “None of us will ever get there…

Chapter 18

Now you may be thinking that Kastaspella is being affected by Vandabar’s spell, but she is not. All he is doing is slowing Kastapella’s vengeance spell down. Beads of sweat are gathering on his forehead. His mouth feels as dry as the Gobi desert. And he hopes that Mistress Oliviana Castor-Fiber has reached The Tower with Clarissa because he is not certain how much longer he can keep Kastapella’s conjuration at bay. Vandabar is a powerful wizard, but Kastapella has created pure energy with vengeance at its core. And that…

Chapter 17

Kastapella waited for a feeling of elation to rush through her body. “I’m a magnificent witch.” she congratulated herself. The echo of her words from the crystal walls seemed to reply. “No-one ever said you weren’t my dear.” The voice made Kastapella squirm. “Just you keep out of my head, you… you… headmistress you!” “Perhaps I’m still in there because you know that I’ve always been right.” “You were never right. You know nothing of being a girl. Nothing of how it is to be laughed at. How it is…

Chapter 16

Vandabar and Mistress Castor-Fiber felt the power of the angry spell as soon as Kastapella released it. The headmistress grabbed Vandabar’s arm. “Can you do anything Wishy?”  “I can slow it down Olly but I can’t stop it. Can you sense who it’s directed at?” The headmistress frowned as she tuned her senses into the spell. “Yes, it’s designed for Clarissa. But why I just don’t know.” “The oldest reason in the world Olly.” Looking at each other and nodding they muttered in unison. “The Green Eyed Monster.” Then they…

Chapter 15

The energy in the cave built up and up and up, whizzing round like a caged tornado. All the pins holding Kastapella’s hair in its chignon pinged out and fell to the dirt. Her red hair then stretched itself out from the root to the tip as though it was a great big sunflower. The power of Kastaspella’s conjuring made every part of her body tingle. It was electrifying. The tiny bats squeaked in alarm and then like rats leaving a sinking ship they all uncurled their folded wings and…

Chapter 14

Moments after Brueberon had spilled the beans, the headmistress’ door was flung open. “Oliviana… oh, so sorry. I didn’t realise you had company.”Vandabar was standing in the doorway. He was very tanned – a bright orange in fact, wearing an Hawaiian shirt and bright blue tie-dyed balloon trousers. Behind him trailed his suitcase.“Welcome back Vandabar. I’m afraid we have a bit of a crisis on our hands.”“I had a bit of a feeling.” The wizard snapped his fingers at his bulging suitcase and it wheeled itself into a corner of…