The Neighboring Witches

Belladonna looked out at the beautiful chaos of her garden. The pale colors and long leaves of Nightshade and Henbane mixed with the bright-colored flowers of the Poppy and Aconite. Ivy climbed up the walls of her home and spiky blackthorn shrubs enclosed the yard. To the untrained eye, it was hard to tell where one plant ended and the […]

The Council – Part 4

This is Part 4 of our collaborative story. If you haven’t read Part 1 of “The Council”, you can find it here. The next day, we wait with our covens in the town square for the Council to arrive. My heart is beating rapidly. It takes all my self-control not to seek reassurance from the other members of the Resistance in […]

The Council – Part 3

This is Part 3 of our collaborative story. If you haven’t read Part 1 of “The Council”, you can find it here. “We’ve stored up a lot of power, but it’s not enough. The Council will always have more,” Dierck addresses the Resistance.  “But we have the element of surprise. They won’t be expecting anyone to challenge them,” a witch […]

The Council – Part 2

If you haven’t read the beginning of this story, you can find it here. … “But what will you do, Dametria?” one of the witches asks. “I don’t know if I can take the blood link. It feels so wrong, so violating,” she says with a shiver. “It wouldn’t be for long, just until we can carry out our plan.” […]

The Council

“The Council has decreed. And so it shall be.” Those were the last words that my mother ever heard. And I have to hear them every day. Not just hear them, but recite the latter half of the phrase, “and so it shall be”, like a prayer. To refuse would mean my head too. They don’t just punish you for […]

Ironic Justice – Part 2

If you haven’t read part one of Ironic Justice, you can find it here. … Luna helps me pass the days spent in my cell by teaching me more about familiars. Fairies, she tells me, are perfect for mischievous tasks because of their invisibility. Plus, I can tell they have the personality for it. When I tell this to Luna, […]

Ironic Justice – Part 1

I don’t understand why everyone is screaming. I’m alive! When they bound my hands and feet and tossed me in the water, I thought I was a goner. Two girls I knew had already drowned this way. But almost as soon as I sank into the water, my body shot upward and out of the river. It was uncanny really. […]