They call me ugly because I am different. They call me dangerous because I am wise.
You begged me for fire. How could I refuse, you with your mother’s blessing and a woman’s smile? I gave what I could.
I would have loved you, my beauty, had you stayed.
3 thoughts on “Witch”
I adore the sexual tension in this!
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I could see this in a collection of “micro-retellings” of fairy tales! This is a timely piece of writing too, and I like that you can read it many different ways; the dual aspect of Baba Yaga, a queer version of her, a woman of a previous generation empowering the younger… Just lovely.
The story of witches throughout history!