Stories tagged “witch”

  • Getting in Trouble, of Course.

    They sat in silence for a long while. The carriage rocked from side to side. It was dark and warm and quiet. Accamel’s arm was laid over Pellinore’s shoulders and she huddled against his chest. Here, in the dark, with him, it was alright to...

  • There's nothing new about repression

    She was what would become known, centuries later, as a strong woman. Determined, open-minded and very intelligent. She had spent years learning how to make medicines from the herbs that grew in the woods around the cottage. She had studied the animals,...

  • Moonlit Hamlet

    By day the little town of Hamlet was full of small town folk doing small town things. Three old men sat in front of Lucy’s Diner and reminisced. Four ladies gossiped in Cherie’s Salon. And the mayor’s son got out of another day of det...

  • In the Cemetery

    “You sure this is how we see the witch, Cal?” whispered JoAnn. “Yes, just leave a dead cat on the unmarked tombstone and she will come after it.” JoAnn shuddered. Cal took it to be a shiver and he put his arm around her shoulder...

  • Following the Witch

    She stood staring at the two quaking teens. Her posture may have been stooped, but her countenance demanded respect. The two teens stood up slowly, wide eyes riveted on her. “You seek Mama Maggie.” It was a statement, not a question. JoAnn ...

  • The Prophecy

    “W-well,” JoAnn’s mouth was dry. She swallowed and started again. “I made a mistake. I heard you might help me, uh, erase the past.” “Child, I cannot turn back time.” “No. I mean, I think I’m pregna...

  • Out of The Woods?

    Cal and JoAnn were completely out of breath when they made it out of the woods somewhere on old Blue Hickory road. The pavement provided them a river of calm and safety. They stooped over, hands on knees, panting. “So,” Cal swallowed, his m...

  • Making Sure The Cover is Not Blown

    John was glad that his daughter hadn’t seen him, however he couldn’t have her compromising his secret dealings. That was too close. He could not risk any exposure. His clientele relied on his secure business operations. He shrugged off his ...

  • Thoughts Before Bed

    Cal’s house was completely dark when he finally reached it. His feet ached. His head throbbed. He let himself in the back door of the garage, which was never locked, and went straight to his room. It felt good to take off his shoes and lie back o...

  • The Morning After

    The next day dawned bright and clear, but Cal dozed heavily, missing it entirely. The doorbell woke him. He trudged to stop the annoyance before it woke his Mom. “Cal! Nice boxers!” JoAnn exclaimed. Cal blinked, too tired to blush. “W...

  • The Free Clinic

    The hospital was a sprawling brick complex made all the more noticeable by the helicopter landing on the roof. Cal parked in the visitor lot and JoAnn hesitantly stepped out of the truck. There was a free clinic in a ground-level wing which was full of...

  • JoAnn's Happily Grounded

    JoAnn ate her dinner voraciously. Her mother remarked that she was glad to see her appetite back. Her father reminded her that she was not to leave the house this evening, nor call anyone on the phone. She retired to her room. Under her bed she’d...

  • Affirmation of A Mother's Worst Fears

    “Yeah, I’m fine. Why?” JoAnn tried to look innocent. “You’re habits are changing. You haven’t eaten breakfast the past few days, then you eat constantly when you get home after school. You seem to be gaining weight. ...

  • Strange Phone call

    Cal was doing a few reps on his mother’s home gym. He’d never really had any motivation to work out. The only girl he wanted didn’t care if he was buff or not. But he found that the repetition allowed him to think. JoAnn was going to ...

  • Hansel and Gretel: The witch speaks out

    “It’s not easy being a wicked witch, we get such a bad press, portrayed as green, warty and, well, wicked. It’s not all true though, we just want to be left alone to get on with casting evil spells and consorting with our familiars in...

    • Author: Kate
    • Posted over 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • Burned at the Stake

    Emily had never done anything outrageously wrong in her entire life. She had never called anyone a bad name or stolen anything, never even lied. Then why must she be tormented? Why did Ann do this to her? How can you hate a girl that does no wrong? Was...

  • The Good Witch

    In her father’s desperation to find her a new mother, Suzie and Dad fell prey to a shrewd woman with two nasty daughters of her own. Moving into their home atop a hill outside of town was one of the worst days in her young life. It was tall and s...

  • The Apple of My Eye

    The choo-chooing of a train roared as it pulled into the station. He took a step away from her to admire her beautiful features. Her eyes were like chocolate covered almonds, her lips blazing like fire, her cheeks like round apples, creating the shape ...

  • Tower Prisons are for Wussies

    I only remember waking up. I knew who I was, but not where I was, nor how I got there. The cold stone floor was slick with morning dew, the sun was barely over the horizon outside the tiny window. The room was round, with a cot of some sort and a pot t...

  • Aurora, Awakened

    “She roams the forest at night as though sleepwalking, our nightmarish Princess. That infernal owl clings to Her wrist and whispers the Witch’s orders in Her ear. Have not you noticed the absence of the Good Faeries? They stay locked in a l...

  • The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe... in 10 words

    Children find magical wardrobe, talk to a lion, become royalty.

  • Nobody's Baby

    She had been eight months pregnant and couldn’t wait for the baby to be born. But that was also when the trouble began. The father of the baby was having some difficulty adjusting to the idea of another mouth to feed and began to beat her. She di...

    • Author: Horrorfan13
    • Posted about 10 years ago.
    • 5 out of 5
  • The Wrath of the Envious Lover

    With clenched fists and pitchforks waved madly about her front gate, Anne was forced to sneaking out of her house in secrecy. Her face covered by her father’s old cloak, she wept silently without cease. Beth had always been envious of her, but to...

  • The Witch Everyone Knew

    No one would guess that the local priestess was a witch. It was perfect. Plus since I was the priestess, all the witches in the town were safe. I only had the ones who were close to discovering our secrets killed. “Priestess! We found a witch! Ma...

  • Watching Her Burn

    The smell of the villagers’ burning torches is a pungent aroma that is as offensive to my nostrils as it is a vile and disgusting reminder of its purpose. They had encircled Eunice, wrapping her in their cold stares and a dense feeling of disdain...