“Spring Baby by Birth, Witchy Woman by Will”

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

Share |

7 comments:

  1. Magaly, I love your story and I think you are a lovely wicked woman ;o) Good luck to all who enter your giveaway ;o) Take Care ;o)

    ReplyDelete
  2. “I’m here because Jon’s a Wicked Darling!”

    This is a great story, Magaly. I want more...

    ReplyDelete
  3. I can remember the first time I read this story and my honest first thought was, "How spellbinding." It has everything I hold dear...love, passion, witches, nature and howling at the moon. Honestly, it boggles the mind that seemingly intelligent people are so closed minded. Magaly, this story as well as every other one I have read, should be published and that is just how I feel about it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Crap...I forgot...
    “I’m here because Jon’s a Wicked Darling!”

    ReplyDelete
  5. I can remember the first time I read this story and my honest first thought was, "How spellbinding." It has everything I hold dear...love, passion, witches, nature and howling at the moon. Honestly, it boggles the mind that seemingly intelligent people are so closed minded. Magaly, this story as well as every other one I have read, should be published and that is just how I feel about it.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Crap...I forgot...
    “I’m here because Jon’s a Wicked Darling!”

    ReplyDelete
  7. “I’m here because Jon’s a Wicked Darling!”

    This is a great story, Magaly. I want more...

    ReplyDelete