PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot
Howl left the moving castle, then strolled down the quiet sidewalk to the Ghibli Watering Hole.
Old Horatio was still behind the bar.
“Howl, it’s been an emperor’s age since I saw you! You’ll have the usual?”
“Glad to see you’re still pouring, my friend. Yes, please.”
“Where have you been all of this time? The oldtimers were sure you were gone for good.”
“I was sent to crush pernicious evil on a planet on the verge of annihilation. I crushed it real well, but oh did it leave a nasty residue on the castle!”
Note: my story gives a nod to Studio Ghibli’s anime film, Howl’s Moving Castle, written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Learn more about this wonderful and magical film here
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