Of Witches

by Eman

Witch

In the life of a Witch, there is no after, in the ever after of a Witch, there is no happily; in the story of a Witch, there is no afterword. Of that part that is beyond the life story, beyond the story of the life, there is – alas, or perhaps thank mercy – no telling. She was dead, dead and gone, and all that was left of her was the carapace of her reputation for malice.

“And there the wicked old Witch stayed for a good long time.”
“And did she ever come out?”
“Not yet.”

-Gregory Maguire

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