A Witch for a Day

Masks Off
by Ben Huberman
We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?

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If I had to wear a costume for Halloween, I would go dressed as a witch. It’s easy to have — a black cloak, a hat, and a broom.

The only difference would be attaching a small machine to the broom, so that I could go up in the air, at the start of a button.

I can imagine ringing my neighbor’s house. They would be expecting children for trick, or treat, certainly not a grown up, make believe witch. When they would open the door, I would shoot up. Another ring, and then another. They would be spooked, and give up opening their door on that night to anyone else.

This is all fantasy. I know I will never do something like that, even for fun’s sake.

I had an actual witch for a grandma. No wait, that is not correct —- she was my grandmother’s sister.

How she knew magic? I wish I had known I would be writing someday, and had thought of asking her when she was alive. She died decades ago, so that’s not possible.

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3 thoughts on “A Witch for a Day”

  1. There you go! Number 3 is your number. It IS magic.

    The Three Laws of Prediction were formulated by author Arthur C. Clarke. They are:

    1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
    2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
    3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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