New Category of Witch FoundOn May 8, 2019 by Moonlit Knight
In my travels around the Internet I have come across a, hitherto, well hidden and unrecorded classification of witch.
Known as Librarian Witches they first came to my attention in this short story:
A Witches Guide to Escape: A Practical Compendium of Portal Fantasies
God save me from the yearners. The insatiable, the inconsolable, the ones who chafe and claw against the edges of the world. No book can save them.Alix E. Harrow
(That’s a lie. There are Books potent enough to save any mortal soul: books of witchery, augury, alchemy; books with wand-wood in their spines and moon-dust on their pages; books older than stones and wily as dragons. We give people the books they need most, except when we don’t.)
This is a wonderful, humorously written but quite reflective, contemporary fantasy that is well worth reading. It has also been nominated for this years Nebula Award for Best Short Story.
The story published by Apex Magazine can be read in full online.
A Witches Guide to Escape