NaNo prep: characters and settings part 3

Gum Drop Mountains – gumdrops of all colors and sizes make up these mountains, they start like all mountain ranges small and grow larger, the larger they get the more white sugar covered their tops become, the first small gumdrops are barely noticeable as they are covered in the powdered sugar snow from the Peppermint Forest


Gum drop pass offers a shortcut through the mountains so you don’t have to go all the way around them, the path is made from green sugar sprinkles gravel and tunnels through some of the largest mountains with no lights along the way the pass is a shortcut but a very dark shortcut.


Jolly – gumdrop mountain/pass guide, heavyset lavender colored, big yellow and black eyes, round white rimmed glasses, 3 purple dotted antenna, pink shorts with large purple polka dots, red and white horizontal striped ribbon candy waist on shorts, no shirt but large white clown-esque ruffled collar with thin red stripe in center


Licorice Castle – black castle with an Arabian/Aladdin feel to it, 5 spires, red licorice bordered archway at the entrance, surrounded by grumpy black and brown licorice lumps


Lord Licorice – tall thin, red licorice twist cane with black ball top, red cape made from licorice twists, black hat large brimmed with red licorice twist “feathers”, black low heeled shoes/loafers, red licorice drop button, red socks/tights to the knees, black short pants hit just above the knee, red shirt with red and black striped puffy Shakespearian style sleeves, very angular face with pointed chin, pointy ears and long slightly hooked and pointed nose, small dark beady eyes, red hair, red gloves that hit halfway between wrists and elbows, sounds like Vincent Price


Gramma Nutt – plump older lady that tends to the peanut patch in her front yard and lives in the peanut brittle house, blue dress with purple polka dots, light blue half apron, light blue bow around neck that holds on her blue bonnet trimmed in white lace, caring woman who watches out for the gingerbread kids, makes a variety of peanut products: brittle, peanut butter, PB cookies, etc

Peanut Brittle House – little cottage made from peanut brittle that was split into boards then pasted together, tall pointed roof, round windows on each wall made from sugar glass, crooked chimney sticks up from the side of the roof, the blue door matches Gramma’s dress


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