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My A to Z Challenge theme is Wiccan Reads.
To learn more about why I chose this subject, go here.
All excerpts are from my current WIP: CRYING FOR MERCY
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W IS FOR WITCH

WITCH: Someone who practices witchcraft, in other words magic(k)the art and science of projecting natural energies (will and emotion) to effect change. Witchcraft and Wicca are not synonymous. Wicca is a religion. Witchcraft is a practice. Not all Wiccans practice witchcraft, nor are all witches Wiccan. The types and traditions of witches are diverse. There are many witches who practice the craft under a religion other than Wicca, and there are also those who practice witchcraft under no religion at all.

Winterwitch by KatMary (flickr)

Winter Witch by KatMary (flickr)

   EXCERPT . . .

The first witch was stabbed in the throat, her wound so savage, she was nearly decapitated. Police discovered the body the day Mercy appeared on Nate’s doorstep. Maybe he should have made the connection, but he didn’t—not then.

The doorbell rang. Nate shoved the dust cloth under the sofa and wiped his palms on his jeans. Everything in the house attracted dust. No wonder his mother always looked exhausted. The bell chimed again. Nate cracked the door and squinted into a merciless north wind. A tall girl, swamped in a military duffle and a Russian ushanka, ear flaps lowered and tied under her chin, stood on the stoop. Nate’s eyes watered in the cold. Through his tears, the pretty child shimmered and rippled in silvery waves.

He blinked, staring past her in search of the woman who’d called about the apartment. This girl’s mother? Maybe the caller had changed her mind. No surprise there. When she’d insisted on coming out in this weather, he’d wondered if she was a few screws short of a tool box—


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