As I trawl through the pictures in Photobucket,
I find gifs to leave in a Guestbook or two,
but this one I found, well it speaks for itself,
tell me, does it ‘talk’ at all to you?
The witch is unhappy, she’s had a bad day,
she’s pondering on which spell to cast,
I wonder, will the spider change shape in any way,
and will the cat be caught up in the blast?
I love the hat, it just ‘flops’ there,
with the feather dangling down,
and she’s actually wearing an apron,
to cook up something to banish that frown?
Her name is Hortense, she’s a haughty one,
she sums you up with just one glance,
so, before she thinks to cast a spell on me,
I’d better ‘disappear’ before she has her chance!!
LadyP © 2010
Every picture has a story to tell, or so I’ve heard. This picture has so much to say, It almost leaps at me to tell it. Hortense, (the witch) is in a bad mood, she’s been told by the Association ( the Association Of Spell Casters and Familiars… or AoSCaF for short) that she’d exceeded her quota of spells for the month, and dire warnings had been heaped on her head, figuratively not literally, should she go against the ruling, She was angry and Hortense in a paddy was not a pretty sight. As You Can SEE!!…… She’d not had a happy life, living there on the outskirts of the Magic Wood, but she’d tried her best to fit in. “Trouble is they don’t like me having two familiars,” she thought, as she absentmindedly stroked Magic, her black cat, and her pet spider, Morris. It made her spells that much stronger having the two of them by her side and gave her the edge should she try to stand up to an older wizard or witch. That was her problem, she was the youngest witch in the area, and as such she was supposed to keep in the background if magic be needed. She would have thought her strength in spell casting would be an asset, but Oh no, THEY knew best, The old crones and suchlike. She had a good mind (sometimes), to teach them a lesson they wouldn’t forget, BUT what?. What would make them see her in a different light? What could she do to become a fully fledged member of AoSCaF and not just a fledgling spell caster?
See?. that’s what the picture says to me., Hortense is thinking very deeply, about her future, her abilities and how to go about showing what’s she’s made of… Hmmmnm, methinks there’s a story or two to be told…
LadyP © 2010