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Every Spell Works Two Ways: In Which Our Coven Casts Its Very First Hex

We started by turning off every light in the house.

Every coven worth its wood* has a story to tell about its first hex.

Here's ours.

The group had been together for not quite a year when we decided to move in together. The next nine months were some of the most difficult—and also some of the most gratifying—of my life. Much of what we've been doing together ever since was first gestated during those nine fateful months.

One cold day in January I got a call at work. There'd been a break-in.

That night was Hex Night.

First we went through the house and turned off every light.

Then, in the dark temple, we pounded out a slowly mounting cacophony of rage.

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  • Tyger
    Tyger says #
    for a good hex, you require only two things: Great need, and powerful intent. Well done.
  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien says #
    Great, as always. Love to Prodea.

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How Public Hexing Works

So: first they hexed the Blowhard-in-Chief.

Now they've hexed the Dishonorable Judge Kavanaugh.

I say: good for them.

I'm not of the “An it harm none” school. Personally, I feel that the power to curse is one of the arrows in the witch's quiver, one of the powers that our gods have given us.

It's a terrible power and, as such, not one to be used lightly.

So “the witches” (and whatever your position on the subject, don't think that you're not tarred with the same brush) have publicly hexed the A-hole-in-Chief and the newest Supreme Court Injustice. If either of them knows about this—and I'd be willing to bet that they both do—their response was probably laughter.

So much the better.

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  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite says #
    Indeed, like I always say, "A witch who cannot hex, cannot heal!" As a devotee of Sedna, and not Wiccan, I am not in that particul
  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    I saw an issue of Fortean Times in the bookstore that asked if the Alt-Right was using chaos magic. I didn't purchase the magazin
  • Lady Bridget
    Lady Bridget says #
    Tis not irony, but simply using the beliefs of the person being hexed to do the hexing. Very old school actually, and gives me ho
  • Greybeard
    Greybeard says #
    Oh the irony: According to a news report the public curse of Kavanaugh included a Christian reading. (Psalms 109) How witchy is th
  • Tyger
    Tyger says #
    I'm good with the public hex. It will re-enforce all the private hexes that witches have been casting this past year. It is the an

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Hex-Back

When it comes to hexes, there are two kinds: the nasty, and the really nasty.

Nasty: You should drop dead.

Really nasty: You should live for a long, long, long, long time....

...and be in unbearable pain the whole time.

So: Senate Majority leader “Mitch” McConnell has hexed us all with a stacked Supreme Court for the forseeable future. As hexes go, this is clearly one of the B variety.

Well, one good hex deserves another. To my mind, only one real question still remains.

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  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham says #
    On June 19th I woke from a dream telling me to call on the gods of love, friendship and community to guard against trolling. Deit
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    O great: a troll in the White House, and a drow ( = draug, zombi, reanimated corpse) leading the Senate. What next?
  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz says #
    While deserving of both A and B, (he would then have to become one of the undead to remain corporeal for a long, long, long time.)

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May 8, 2018

It’s a surreal feeling sitting at a follow-up doctor appointment with your urologist and she’s talking to a doctor in training about what had happened to you and says “on the ambulance ride here, she went into septic shock. She needed to be resuscitated and that is why she needed to be in ICU.” I sat there in disbelief, still not feeling as if I was that bad off.

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In Which Our Intrepid Blogger Gets Angry and Lays a Curse

Words matter.

That's why I'm laying a curse upon a certain word.

Not wishing to draw said curse onto my own head, I will refrain from writing the word here, for indeed it deserves neither to be written nor spoken.

But this much I will say:

The word that I hereby curse is a portmanteau of “romance” and “bro” (sic).

This sneering, belittling, condescending term denotes an intimate emotional relationship between two men.

And everyone knows that men shouldn't have those.

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Think Before You Hex

“So, what are you guys doing for New Moon?”

I'm talking long-distance with a friend.

“We're having a discussion about cursing,” I tell her.

These days, we generally do at Full, and discuss at New. Mostly, it makes for a good balance; you need to get things done, but you also need to think about things.

“Touchy subject,” she replies. “Should be an interesting discussion.”

She pauses, then laughs, adding: “Assuming it doesn't break up the coven first.”

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  • Michele
    Michele says #
    I always think before I hex. I have in fact, only hexed once, and I thought a great deal about it. But I think I disagree with yo
  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch says #
    I agree completely, Megan. There are nearly always better ways to get the job done.
  • Megan Gypsy Minx
    Megan Gypsy Minx says #
    Thank you, a good reminder of why hexes and curses are usually never worth it.

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My First Hex

My very first spell was a hex.

Unfortunately, it worked.

I was 13 or 14, new to these things. I'd worked hard to dig and plant that herb garden. When a neighborhood dog—an overgrown puppy, really—dug it up and destroyed the plants, I was furious. The adults around me basically laughed it off. Dogs will be dogs, and adolescent boys should care about sports, not flowers.

The next time I saw the dog frisking around with its owner, something inside me exploded. I took all that anger and all that hurt, packed it together into a fireball as dark and dense as a neutron star, and hurled it at that dog with everything I had.

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  • Evan
    Evan says #
    I feel that I understand what you mean. With almost 11 years of practice now, I've only ever hexed once... and it worked much more

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