First of all, thanks to Magaly for having me! I’ve really enjoyed “Witches in Fiction” so far, and my head is swelling a tiny bit with pride for being part of it all.
Once upon a time there was a grumpy elderly witch living in a small hut in the forest, together with her goats and bees and a white cat called You. The people in the village respected and feared this witch, although she had never done any evil to them – although she might have indicated that she might do so, on occasion. Esmerelda Weatherwax, for that was the witch’s name, lived a frugal and peaceful life, sometimes helping other people or saving the world, and she never made a big deal of it. There was no oven in her cottage to roast children and eat them, and young children were never afraid of her, even if she tried.
Her few friends, who were also witches, would sometimes visit her to chat and have a cup of tea. There would be no naked dancing and no elaborate group spells or crystals – at least not if Esme could help it, after all, what was up with all this modern nonsense? – but they would work together if necessary, and the merry Nanny Ogg was not only a fellow witch, but a very dear friend as well.
One day, Esmerelda was attacked by a crazy unicorn, but since there had never been any… uhm, physical romance in her life, she was able to tame it. She also put the Fairy Godmother, who happened to be her sister, in her place, using a little magic and a lot of headology. In Esme’s opinion, magic should only be used once headology cannot help you anymore, and being a witch is not about spelling (neither spells nor words), but about knowing things. She is a healer and a midwife and a really nice person, and she would most likely not approve of me telling you this.
I bet if there were big bad wolves in the forests surrounding Esmerelda’s cottage, they would know better than to come knocking at her door. Even through the pages of a book, she is highly capable of inspiring respect. And as long as there is stuff to do, I doubt she will settle for simply living “happily ever after”. I mean, what would be the point?
Diandra, the author of Short Stories and Mad Rants, is a “writer, lover, witch” and the sweetest
dark-minded friend anyone could ever wish for; “and she would most likely not approve of me telling you this.”
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- Jon vs. College – “Witches in Fiction: The Weird Sisters” – Jon wrote an amazing post on the play that got me detention for the first time. Alright, so maybe Shakespeare’s Macbeth had nothing to do with the fact that Ruth Goldman was a jerk who told me that I was going to hell for witchering or that I told her “I need the ‘Liver of blaspheming Jew’ to complete a spell.”
- Sunshineshelle – “OK... Who the hell put a spell on me???” – Shelle keeps on surprising me, my Wicked Darlings. And I’m not talking about the eCurse she seems to be under, but about the sensual gift that is her art. I wanted to cry when I saw her latest Witches in Fiction contribution and giveaway. You MUST check this one out!
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