Fantasy Drabble #136 “Raise”

She’d gotten there just after dark. The first spell was for strength and endurance, so she could dig down six feet by the start of the witching hour.

She was done in plenty of time, and she found the body well-preserved. The second spell served to keep the flesh intact, and the third worked to animate it. The eyelids opened and he looked accusingly up at her. Smiling, she said, “Hello, Manny. Welcome back.”

While Manny began pulling himself up and out of the grave, she cast the fourth spell, the one that would force him to do her bidding.

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