The 3 Witches of Runnamuck
for Cain “The Shark” Clark
The witches laughed horribly, prepared their terrible run amok potions, & hopped on their Turkey Vultures to fly far above the fall leaves – three witches out to make horrible Halloween last forever.

Once upon a Halloween, there were three sisters, born with great & terrible powers of magic.  

Lindzilla was an old crone but still tall & straight with ancient magic powers.  

Mean Dean could talk to the spirits & raise zombies.

High Priestess Candie was a tiny witch who used sweets to hide her evil potions.  

The three witch sisters had three ugly, loyal animal familiars – Turkey Vultures that they flew around on who did their every command – named Beardo, Stink, & John. 

Under the full moon, Lindzilla had an idea, “We should go back to our home town & cast a spell to make everyone go totally crazy!”

“Yes, we will change the name from Runnemede to Runnamuck!” screeched Mean Dean, “We will rule the town & destroy everything nice & fun!”

High Priestess Candie screamed, “I will poison all the sweets & all the kids will be pooping for days!”  All the witches laughed horribly, prepared their terrible run amock potions, & hopped on their turkey vultures to fly far above the fall leaves – three witches out to make horrible Halloween last forever.

The town was out in their costumes & having freaky fun when the witches & Turkey Vultures touched down in the center of the Pike.

“Let’s start right now,” commanded Lindzilla, climbing atop a car’s hood & the first child she saw happened to be very cute, blonde, & getting tall.  His name was Cain, & what the witches didn’t know was that Cain was also very fast, strong, & smart.  What no one knew, not even Cain – was that Cain was also a witch – a boy witch called a warlock!  

High Priestess Candie danced over to Cain & offered him a bag of sweets.  

A gigantic spider crawled out of the bag & said, “Don’t eat the candy, Cain, or you will be pooing forever!”  The spider shot a beautiful net out of her butt & trapped High Priestess Candie & her Turkey Vulture Stink.  “My name is Lovie Bug & I’m your friend!  I know a secret about you – you can do any kind of magic you want, including if you believe in yourself enough, you will be able to transform!”

Mean Dean saw her witch sister trapped & started casting a spell to raise zombies:  (Sing Along if you want to help!) H. A. Double L. O. W. Double E. N. SPELLS HALLOWEEN

Lovie Bug hopped onto Cain’s shoulder & said, “Hurry!  Stop them from that terrible singing!”

Cain went into his imagination & thought of the best way to stop Mean Dean.  He turned into a huge blue & golden metal fighting robot with a battle axe!  Robot Cain swung his battle axe & chopped Mean Dean & Beardo into disgusting cutlets. 

Lindzilla saw her sisters trapped & sliced & shot lightning at Robot Cain, short circuiting him.

“I’ll get you, Cain!” she screamed, with her nasty Turkey Vulture John by her side.

“Witches can’t do anything against me,” yelled Cain, who transformed himself into a MEGALADON SHARK & gobbled up all the witches.  

The witches sat trapped in Cain the Shark’s belly all year with no magic and had lots of time to think about how horrible they were.

The next Halloween, Lovie Bug & Cain called down, “Are you three evil witches ready to stop running amok?”

“YES!” They all cried.

So Cain transformed back into a Megalodon Shark & pooped them out.

All three witches were good witches now because they all found out that loving each other was the most important power there was when they had their magic taken away.  

& this love gave them new powers that they were able to share with Warlock Cain & Lovie Bug!

Lindzilla taught Cain how to be big, strong, & brave.

Mean Dean showed Cain how to listen to himself & raise his imagination.

High Priestess Candie & Cain had lots of sweet, special treats, laughs, & fun.

The Turkey Vultures, Beardo, Stink, & John, remained ugly & loyal to the good witches but also to the powerful Warlock Cain who transformed all the time to have different battles.  

But here is a warning: 

Next time you spell HALLOWEEN, 

be sure you don’t sing & raise the dead 

or Warlock Cain will chop off your head!

Warlock Cain and the Lionheart Halloween

for Cain “The Shark” Clark and Gian “Lionheart” Tomeo, by Aunt Dena “Bean” Jean Elizabeth Merlino Scott, Master of Arts.

Join Warlock Cain on an adventure as he makes an unlikely new companion travelling Haunted Green Acres to Poseidon’s Creek to save the Runnamuck Witches from turning butt-ugly forever!

The Turkey Vultures were never supposed to go in the Runnamuck Witches laboratory; that is where they kept their most precious spells – their beauty potions.  The Turkey Vultures found the beauty potions hidden behind a panel in the bookcase and used them up, smearing the priceless potions all over themselves until there was none left!  

Sparkling and fluffed up, The Turkey Vultures turned into handsome supermodels:  Stink smelled wonderful, Beardo’s beard shined, and John’s smile now lit up, instead of darkened, the room.  When the Runnamuck Witches discovered their extremely good-looking Turkey Vultures, they went berserk, the little beauty they had faded and their faces turned butt-ugly, especially next to The Turkey Vultures who were wearing tuxedos, having portraits painted.

“Warlock Cain,” screamed High Priestess Candie, “you have to go to Poseidon’s Creek and get us more Sea Foam for our beauty potion or we are just going to keep getting uglier forever!

“Yuck”, Warlock Cain said, “OK I will go because I’m not sure how much uglier you can get!”

“Much uglier,” screeched Lindzilla, shooting lightening bolts from her eyeballs.

“Poseidon is an old enemy, you will have to be fast and smart,” commanded Mean Jean.

Lovie Bug made Warlock Cain a magical spider web bottle to hold the Sea Foam, and as he left to cross Haunted Green Acres, he wondered how he would get past all the ghosts between him and Poseidon’s Sea Foam.  

Warlock Cain couldn’t turn into a Megalodon Shark because there was no water, so he turned into an Ender Dragon and flew over the haunted forest with bright stars all around him making the see-through ghosts far below shine.  A loud ROAR came from the trees, shaking the air in the sky, splitting and splintering the trees, and cracking the ground!  Warlock Cain flew down to investigate and was shocked to discover a HUGE Lion surrounded by ghosts flying away in fear because of the Lion’s terrifying roar!

“Don’t come any closer,” said the giant Lion, “I’ll roar again and shake your brains right out.”

Warlock Cain transformed back into a boy, “It’s ok, I’m a friend.  It was super cool that you could scare away the ghosts with your roar, I had to fly above them so they wouldn’t get me.”

“My name is Lionheart and I’m not afraid of anything, and if I am, I roar and my bravery comes back.  I think it’s cool that you can transform into a dragon: I’m always a huge Lion.”

 “Using my imagination, I can actually transform into anything.  I’m on a dangerous mission to get Poseidon’s Sea Foam and a friend like you could make my trip safer and more fun.  Do you like adventures, Lionheart?” asked Warlock Cain.

“I love adventures,” happily roared Lionheart, and they set off together, Warlock Cain transforming into a cheetah with long, strong legs so when the ghosts attacked, Lionheart could roar and Warlock could use his speed to chase them away.  

Finally, they reached the end of the Haunted Green Acres and came to Poseidon’s Creek.  

Warlock turned into a boy and went to the water’s edge slowly and dipped the magic container in.  When he touched the water, the clouds burst into rain and a tornado rose up with Poseidon in the middle, his long white hair and golden three-pointed trident staff beaming in the storm.  

“WHO DARES TOUCH POSEIDON’S SEA FOAM,” the God’s voice blasted.

“Warlock Cain and Lionheart are here to get Sea Foam for the Runnamuck Witches beauty potion,” said Warlock Cain shaking slightly in the cold wind.

“The Runnamuck Witches have been stealing my Sea Foam for a million years, why should I give it to you,” demanded Poseidon, unleashing gigantic waves to crush the adventurers.  

“We will steal the Sea Foam,” roared Lionheart, “Run Warlock Cain! I’ll stand and protect you!”

“Do you trust me,” said Warlock Cain to Lionheart, standing boy-shoulder to giant lion-shoulder as waves as big as buildings crashed closer. 

“Yes, I trust you,” replied Lionheart lovingly, as Warlock Cain transformed into a Megalodon Shark and swallowed his new best friend whole!

Poseidon said, “I’m impressed,” when Warlock Cain splashed mightily into the water, “will you work for me if I give you the Sea Foam?  I don’t have a Megalodon Shark on my team. ”

“Yes,” said Warlock Cain, his Shark voice very deep and dark like the ocean.

Warlock Cain swam back home quickly because the Haunted Green Acres was flooded, and as he passed through, he saw the ghosts’ scariness melting away and they turned into fairies and floated on flowers.

“Do you have our Sea Foam,” cried the Runnamuck Witches when the Megalodon Shark swam in.  “Yes, and something even better – a new friend,” said Warlock Cain opening his shark mouth wide so Lionheart could proudly step out and join the family.