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Voices in Fairy Tales

by Michelle Tocher

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Enchantress Who Bewitches Her Sons

I had three sons, and they were close to one another. Too close for comfort! I didn’t trust them. They were hatching a plot against me. Oh, I was sure of it. They wanted my power.

I acted first. I turned my eldest into an eagle and sent him flying in circles around the mountain peaks. Before the second could protest, I changed him into a whale. The last I saw of him was a waterspout way off in the sea.

My third son ran away. I don’t know where he got to, and that bothers me. Damn. It really bothers me,

Enchantress Who Bewitches Her Sons in The Crystal Ball, Grimms. Picture by Edward Gorey.

Enchantress Who Bewitches Her Sons