The Witch in the Woods
Aidan has managed to keep his delivery business going despite all those who want to see him fail. Everything is going as well as it ever does.
There's only one problem and that's the black cat that stalks him when he delivers to the old woman out in the woods. How can he be more afraid of a little cat than a beast in an isolated castle.
Then there's the old woman's inability to keep any of her animals alive (apart from the damn cat) and he finds himself once again in the middle of something he doesn't understand with a hard choice to make .
This is the fourth short story in The Exile's Delivery Service series. All about an ordinary boy living in a perilous world of magic and monsters.