I have no idea where I’m going to be 8 months from now.
Do I sign up for this herbal apprenticeship anyway? It’s once a month for 8 months…I guess if I’m in Massachusetts by then, I could travel up for the required weekend…
Finally found a name for my third witch and decided to write dialogue for them without using any indicator tags to see if I could get their three voices down right.
They immediately start arguing with each other.
talk street magic to me
drawing power from the metro lines
illusionists busking illegally, shimmering lights disintegrating as they run
plant mages tending tiny rooftop and windowbox gardens
elementary kids learning basic sigils on the playground
wixen taking a while to key into the magic in new cities when they move
alchemists dealing on the side to support their experiments
middleschoolers making friendship talismans and amulets for everyone
numerologists who’ll do your math homework for $5 or divine your fortune for $10
kids mass-texting luck and speed spells when their parties get broken up by the cops
Sometimes I think about Halloween from Nick Sagan’s Idlewild and I get really excited.
And then I remember that there’s maybe one person I can flail to about it.
Go read Idlewild, everyone. It’s beautiful.
did someone say halloween
We meet again.
Also hello yes, I could see that face glowering out the doorway of a gothic castle.