Narrated by M.K. Hobson.

Goodwitch Vidya looked up at her, just once, and in that moment Arati felt the great weight of generations press onto her back, the duty of witches long gone. A duty she did not want. A duty she was expected to uphold. She made tea with numb hands, let the woman cry onto her shoulder, and all the while the bees hummed from the cracks in the walls.

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Jessica Paddock spends her time vacillating between thinking about writing and actually doing it. She likes to read about mythology, look for monsters in closets, and lurk in shadows of Washington forests. You can chat with her on Twitter @Imagining_Ink.

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