|'Mae Tilly's detention' (click on image for a larger view)|
|painting by Nigel Van Wieck (left), Kiki's delivery service (right) & Norman Rockwell's 'shiner' (far right)|
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Mae Tilly is a witch in training. She is at the principal's waiting room after a flying attempt resulted in a bruised eye and a cut on her knee. Her offense was flying without permission in the school field after hours and breaking the score board. She had smashed against the board when she was unable to stop her broom. Surprisingly, her broom survived without a single break of its straws or a dent on its handle. Mae never have trouble with flying, it's the stopping that she seems unable to master. But Mae have learned her lesson - always fly higher than the tallest structure and never, ever, ask your best friend to catch you when he have trouble catching a ball.
Mae's best friend is a boy named Maz Dash. You could say he was Mae's co-conspirator as he helped her break into the field and he had his broken wand as evidence, not to mention his bruised nose and eye. He had tried to catch Mae when she fell but she landed on him instead. His talent is mostly growing roses out of thin air and dodging balls when he is supposed to catch them.
For Mae and Maz, it's just another day at the principal's office...
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