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A Wicked Witch

Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #65: ‘Hovel’

Sepia photo of an abandoned farmhouse in the prairie
photo by the author

The witch’s hut is foreboding, just as the young woman was warned. Dead trees stand sentry over weeds and peeling paint as she cautiously makes her way to the ajar front door.

Steeling herself for the worst, the young woman hesitantly steps inside.




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E.D. Martin

E.D. Martin

Writer with a knack for finding new jobs in new places, telling the “what if” stories of those around her. She/her. Read more at

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