the well-made warlock

No witch would pick up broom this week,
save to commit savage murder on a cobweb or two.
perhaps create pre-genocide on that semisentient colony of dust
which has been gathering by the fireplace,
hoping for the ideological justification for Cindrealla.

Flying brooms, my darling, are not merely for tourists, but LAST year’s tourists;

and we all know that eye of newt gets you spacier than Wavy Gravy’s genuine all-Owlsley midnight special,

and shall we just forget about what happens to princes with toes of frog?

the fashionable, diabolical Warlock, flying aloft with the aid of fat whose rendering I recommend (as a kind soul) you not think about at all–will wear a nice suit and a silly costume, and look like all the rest of us five billion fools, keeping powers concealed for himself and himself alone.

You might meet him some night; there are a million dark alleys; he’s worked to make sure.

I’m certain you’ll have a lot to talk about.


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Jeff Mach is an author, playwright, event creator, and certified Villain. You can always pick up his bestselling first novel, "There and NEVER, EVER BACK AGAIN"—or, indeed, his increasingly large selection of other peculiar books. If you'd like to talk more to Jeff, or if you're simply a Monstrous Creature yourself, stop by @darklordjournal on Twitter, or The Dark Lord Journal on Facebook.

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