cryptic places, hidden symbols
longing to be freed
the words flowing through the cards
or close my eyes to
breaking out of the box which
once defined my life?
She made the offering with gentleness and care, honoring the path of her ancestors, while softly murmuring a prayer, I could not understand.
Floating, her bare feet seemingly not touching the soft grass of the large yard, she was somewhere else, not only in spirit, but also in body.
Her soft, long hair weaved back and forth in the warm breeze, then she froze, smiled and open her eyes, looking directly at me, with such suddenness that it startled me.
Nodding at my puzzlement, her smile deepened, as she said clearly, the first words of her’s I actually understood: “So Mote It Be!”
Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2015
This post was based on this weeks Five Sentence Flash Fiction Prompt “Offering”.
Today’s daily prompt made me cackle, I mean laugh out loud, scaring the poor dogs who are still trying to get used to my hyper minded new morning routine self.
A literary-minded witch gives you a choice: with a flick of the wand, you can become either an obscure novelist whose work will be admired and studied by a select few for decades, or a popular paperback author whose books give pleasure to millions. Which do you choose?
From one literary-minded Witch to another: where in the world can I find a spell that would actually do this? Oh, that’s right, it is called taking action, doing it myself, working hard, practicing my Craft (both the actual Craft and the craft of writing). There are no short cuts, but there is determination.
But that rambling does not answer the question, so here is the answer:
I don’t want to be studied, examined or used as a lesson in some college writing course, which the students will forget about, as soon as the final exam hits. My books should not sit on the shelves collecting dust, or on the list of what one should read – but actually never does.
No, I choose to be the paperback author, because I get to touch more people that way. I get to entertain, allow you to dream, forget about your problems, maybe inspire you to write your own books. I want to be the one who wrote the book, that was made into a movie, or the author you can hardly wait to read another novel from. THAT is not just an answer that comes from out of nowhere. It is an actual goal of mine, one I was working on this morning, before I read this prompt and scared the pets.
It is was I will do, because I know my Why, my reason why I want it to happen. I want to entertain you (okay, maybe you can also learn something from me, that would be a bonus – like I learned from so many others over the last few months, reading their books). Of course there are many other reasons, but I am not going to write about that right now.
So, now I am going back into my Witchy room (yes, I actually have one of them), sit at the desk next to my Altar, which has a Wand on it, and work on what actions I need to take to make this happen.
To whomever came up with this question: A sincere Thank You from the bottom of my Witchy-Heart.
Here are some answers other people gave to this prompt:
In this pot, I stir to the sun
an’ follow the rule of harming none
Banishment of bane when going widdershin’s
And with water and salt negativity is cleansed
Household duties are more then chores
Magick abounds when mopping floors
With this broom I do sweep
To clean my house an’ safety keep
Marigold, Basil, Thyme and Yarrow
My spell is cast for a better tomorrow
Lemons for joy and apples for health
The pow’r within brings great wealth
An’ in this kitchen, I do pray
To truly walk the Witches Way
widdershins – counterclockwise – used for banishing
bane – negativity
Magick is not misspelled, it is how practicing Witches separate the magic that is show from the magick that is actual a tool and a power of change.