By Diane Duane
Just one other Hallowe'en within the younger Wizards universe...
Ronan burst out guffawing because the tatty darkish shapes got here lurching and brilliant nearer and towards the wizards within the darkness, bits and items sometimes falling off them as they got here. The laughter had a touch panicky part to it, although, and after a second Ronan bought his keep an eye on again as he reached within his costume’s tunic. “Sorry, sorry,” he acknowledged as he pulled out whatever challenging to determine, “honestly. I simply maintain looking ahead to them to begin dancing. by means of any probability, are you men carrying?”
Nita ripped her wand out of its sheath and shook the protection spell off her attraction bracelet. package threw his plastic sword away and pulled his wand out too. “Time to make a stand,” Nita acknowledged. “We enable It reduce to rubble Hallowe’en, it’ll be coming after Hanukkah or Christmas next!” She whispered a few phrases within the Speech, and the rowan wand blazed with prepared power.
“You listen me?” Nita yelled, not only on the shambling undead yet on the amused energy chargeable for them and possibly staring at this complete factor. “I am taking Hallowe’en again, and also you are usually not getting away with this! now not on my patch!”
In this 14,000-word novelette, written for UNICEF's sixtieth annual "Trick or deal with for UNICEF" crusade, we tag besides Nita Callahan, package Rodriguez, Ronan Nolan, and Dairine Callahan as they perform a little overage Trick or Treating of their personal local, and locate themselves going up opposed to an outdated adversary with a weird new ally...
This tale hasn't ever seemed at any place, both in print or on-line, ahead of overdue October 2011. it is going to be the "October" access within the upcoming younger Wizards brief fiction anthology, The Wizards' yr, to be released by way of Badfort Press past due in 2012.
50% of all earnings from "Not On My Patch" visit UNICEF.