Often, when I tell people I’m a Witch, they look at me, um… funny. I used to wonder if the look sprang out of the fact that I don’t wear a pointy hat
the time, have a hooked nose, or cackle as I pet my black cat named
Sinister Devil Spawn. Now that I’m 30-something-springs-young and totally
fearless, I no longer wonder; I ask them about the look.
Their replies have included everything from a lot of blinking to the all traditional, “You are a Witch? Really? But you look so normal.”
I used to freeze this kind of nonsense with one of my most hostile witchy stares, but not anymore. When someone gives me that wondering look; the one that says, Won’t you pull out your wand and blast something for me, pretty witchy please? I just smile and explain that, like everyone else, I would need more than a wand to make his or her head explode. Then I tell him or her about the things real Witches do: revere Nature, pay attention to the phases of the moon, believe in the powers of words…
|I know how cute this picture of me, surrounded by geese, looks, |
but I was actually avoiding the mean beaks that were trying to take chunks off my flesh.
Yep, things aren't always what they seem. But how I miss those birds...
In AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic, my guest post at Author Laura DeLuca and New Age Mama blogs, I talk about real Witches in my fiction. Stop by to get more chances to win an ebook copy of my short story and AlmaMia’s charm bracelet.
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Day 1 – May 15th - Capturing a Moment in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - SunshineShelle
Day 2 - May 17th - Frogs, Books and Skulls – Miniature Witchy Book - Pagan Culture Weird, I know
Day 3 – May 19th - Truth in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Tale - Magic Love Crow
Day 4 – May 21st - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Wild Magic - Laura DeLuca
Day 5 – May 23rd - Grandmothers Are Magical Creatures - Olde Baggs ‘n Stuft Shirts
Day 6 – May 25th - The Strong Women in AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Life - Green Witch with Sprinkles
Day 7 – May 27th - AlmaMia Cienfuegos’ Mango Tree - Daydream Believer