The ‘Witches’ Who Caused an Itch

Flash fiction that inspires resistance

Azadehruh Alam
Oct 4 · 2 min read
Photo by Steve Douglas on Unsplash

On the scale of harms done and lives lost in those days of burnings and beheadings, when dissidents were getting hung, drawn, and quartered, on city gates and church walls, to cause someone a mere itch is surely a sign of benign genius! But genius is rarely ascribed to Anywoman’s inventiveness.