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No. 868: Meridien is not available

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=868

Strip by: Sloublues

Samantha: Witch! My husband needs -- who are you?
Holly: {wearing yellow} Hi! I'm Holly! But you can call me Hollundicus the Straaaange!
Samantha: You aren't the usual witch . . .
Holly: Meridien's on vacation! I'm her substitute!
Holly: I have no clue about magic or herbs or even why this kettle smells so gross, but I promise to make up for my ignorance with sheer unbounded enthusiasm!
Samantha: Well, if you're sure . . . Oliver was near a friend's new time machine when a gasket blew and it started leaking time energy, and he's back to his usual age now but his teenage scoliosis is back.
Holly: Scoliosis? Sounds like you need scallions!
Samantha: Scallions?
Holly: Yep! Toss in some scallions, add scalded skilly and duff, and the part that makes it super-magical, the skull of a skinny skulking scullery rat!
SFX: PLONK!
Holly: That's the skull of an underweight rat that used to skulk around a scullery before it was killed for its skull!
Holly: I don't know what they did with the rest of it!
Holly: And then I say, ABRA-CADABRA SCOLIOSIS BEGONE!
Holly: Serve with scones and a nice Pinot Noir.
Samantha: I don't know about this . . .
Holly: Guaranteed or your money back with a cherry on top!
Samantha: Well, I do like cherries . . .

The author writes:

I think Holly is my second-favorite character to write for, after Ambrose.

Character art by David Birch.