By Liv of Live By Surprise
“I didn’t think it was actually possible when she uttered the words. I mean…she’s hasn’t been to church for ages, but she’s Catholic! I thought curses were old voodoo stuff,” said 32-year-old Amy Sharp, daughter of Miranda Highbottom, 52, of St. Clair Street.
Amy’s daughter Mikala was afflicted by her grandmother’s curse last week. Friends of the family say that up until then, she was a bright, polite, gap-toothed little redhead.
“I saw her at the last family picnic,” intoned Penelope Yearly, Mikala’s great aunt. “She was just playing and having fun with the other kids. I gave her a slice of pie and she smiled and said ‘thank you.’”
Mikala’s mother Amy has seen a different side of the child this past week. “First came the eye rolling. I was sure it was just a phase and wrote it off,” said Amy.
But then 7-year-old Mikala started back talking her mom. And arguing. And locking herself in her room. Last week she called her mom a “stupid cow” and smacked her in the face.
“I started thinking about it more and more, and I realized that my mother had cursed me when I was around Mikala’s age,” Amy explained. “I remember it quite clearly – I was rolling my eyes and telling her she was a bitch, and she narrowed her eyes and said, ‘I hope you have a kid just like you.’”
Miranda doesn’t dispute Amy’s claims. “She was a right little wanker when she was a kid. She was about 7 when I just had enough and I said it. I meant it, too.”
The success of the curse has led to some new business for Miranda. She’s purchased a new snake and is taking clients looking for voodoo dolls and fertility spells.
As for Amy and Mikala, at the end of the interview, Amy grumbled, “I hope some day she has a daughter just like her.”
About the Author
Liv is the pseudonym for a rocking forty year old working mother of three who remarried after a terrible divorce, had a terrible car accident and almost lost her leg, and yet continues to have a positive attitude. Her work has been featured on ScaryMommy, HuffPost and The Mid, and she’s a contributing writer at DivorcedMoms.com. You can also check out her blog: Live By Surprise.