“MAGGIE'S BRUJO” – book excerpt

Maggie’s eyes flew open! What had awakened her? Wait. A rustling noise from the other side on the fire, or what was left of the fire. It was only a dim glow of embers. What was it? She lay as quietly as she could, trying not to breathe. There! There it was again. She did hope it wasn’t a fierce animal. Were there bears in Arizona? Wolves? Well, there were coyotes. Probably they wouldn’t hurt one. Unless, unless they were starving. A mountain lion? That could be serious. From her sleeping bag she could see nothing. It was very dark. No moon. Just inky black velvet sky covered with bright stars. More rustling and a quiet grunt. That was a human sound surely. Who was it? Why? What was happening? Maggie was afraid to move. It seemed to her that the form next to her had changed its breathing. Was Allie awake? She shifted her eyes, trying to see without moving. But Allie was a motionless lump in her sleeping bag. Maggie was afraid even to sigh. Yikes!

It seemed that there were more quiet sounds coming from the upper camp. What was happening? Did she dare move? From the lump next to her, “Psst, Mom?” A soft whispered voice.

Allie! Whispered back, “Something’s happening!”

“I know. But what?”

“Don’t know!”

“Scary!”

“Yeah!”
 

Maggie's Brujo, a Maggie McGill Mystery Series book by Sharon Burch Toner
 
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