We had some technical difficulties with this guest blog/giveaway, so I’m reposting it here. I would hate for any Wicked Darling to miss the chance to win “Spring”. Here is my post from Me vs. College:
“Bloody and hairless as it should be, but unnaturally aware.” The wisewoman put our baby in her daddy’s arms.
“It’s midnight on the Spring Equinox,” I said to the being cuddling between my body and her daddy’s. “Happy birth day little witch”.
My husband was happy, but a bit of sadness hid behind his blissful tears. We had 6 sons—all witches. He had nothing against my witchy genes, but I knew he hoped that maybe this time…
“I’ll clean her up for you, deary.” The wisewoman reached for our newborn.
Brand new lungs howled at her.
“Moonchild!” My husband hollered; right before joining our witchy pup on her first Full Moon howl.
I wrote this very short story as my answer to a writing prompt that asked “Are you a baby of your season? Explain in less than 200 words of fiction.”
I read my story after I was done, and people stared at me… in silence. After what seemed like forever someone asked, “You really think you are a werewolf?” To which another witty soul mused, “No idiot! She’s a bipolar witch.”
I was ready to explain the meaning of my story—something I rarely did—when a guy sitting in one corner of the classroom raised his hand. The workshop instructor nodded, and the guy said, “I’m an April baby too. I’m not your typical go-getter, but like those of us born in late April, I like to taste things. I’m spring born, and chef made. Magaly is clearly an early spring baby, and she cares two shits about what anyone else thinks of her; that’s what her story means.”
I didn’t say anything after that; to be honest, I didn’t know that was what my story meant. I was going for ‘I am bold. I wish I wasn’t so hairy. And I’m not afraid to howl at people, even if they might think I’m weird.’ Yet, I liked his interpretation way better than mine. After thinking about it for a while, I summarized my answer in 13 words: I am a spring baby by birth, and a witchy woman by will.
Now, for a chance to win “Spring,” the precious Original Crow Zentangle Aceo by Magic Love Crow—displayed above—please visit Me vs. College with your answer to this question: Are you the baby of your season? Explain in as many words as you wish. This contest ends April 9th at 11:59pm. A winner will be chosen on April 10th.
For extra entries (worth 1 entry each):
- Blog about the Me vs. College Spring BlogFest (leave a link to your post)
- Tweet about the Me vs. College Spring BlogFest (leave a link to your tweet)
- Write a concise answer, in 13 words
- Visit Magic Love Crow and come back to tell me about your favorite item.
- Visit the artsy crow goddess herself, and follow her blog.