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“Instead of a Dark Lord, you would have a queen, not dark but beautiful and terrible as the dawn! Tempestuous as the sea, and stronger than the foundations of the earth! All shall love me and despair!”

To be the wicked witch

To be the wicked witch of the lost woods, you must first tend to the trees ‘til they follow you into dark valleys and hidden swamps.

To be the wicked witch of the black swamps, you must first speak to doorways in the mortal world 'til they create portals for you into shadowy forests and hidden thickets.

Build with every breath, no matter how deep. Progress with every step, no matter how small.

Build your sanctuary, one moss at a time, one bat at a time, one owl one tree one glimpse of starlight one legend one autumn one whisper at a time.

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Miss Eva Ernst/The Grand High Witch: Any questions?

Millie: Madam, what would happen if one of the chocolates we give away was accidentally eaten by a grown-up?

Miss Eva Ernst/The Grand High Witch: Hehehe. Then that’s just too bad for ze grown-up.

-”The Witches”