No matter where I travel to, I like to get up early to watch the sun rise. Which is what when I was doing when I decided to take a quick picture of my coffee cup. This quickly devolved into me fiddling around way too long for the perfect shot of a second hand Star Trek mug found in the cabinets of my Airbnb rental. While I continued to shift the cup around, a bat swooped past my face, sweeping it’s wing through my hair. Turns out it was living under the eves of the overhang covering the wide porch of our weekend cabin. My goal on every mountain trip is to spend time watching for animals sightings, mission accomplished.
It’s October, so naturally I’m thinking about witches. But not just any kind. I’m thinking about those solitary sorcereress’s, the witches in the woods that protagonists in movies and books typically seek out by venturing into a dark and mysterious forest. Usually these protagonists are looking for either information, a magical item, healing, or protection from a curse. The witch will give them what they need, but there is usually a cost, which the protagonist may or may not realize at first. October Writing Prompts Deep in the woodsOutdoor offeringsPainted runesDusty jarsA creaky cottage Secrets in the treesWild eyesMagic in the moonlight