Witches have been given a bad name, compared to warlocks, which are men. Whoever heard of a warlock? See, they’re kept secret, while females get all the blame. (“She’s a nasty old witch.”)
Witches are often called hag, crone, harpy, harridan, she-devil and battle-ax. Warlocks are sometimes called wizards.
If someone with a red cap riding on a broomstick asks for candy on Halloween, notice if she’s a he or not, and if he’s old and red-headed. Then you can get ready to run, but be civil!
Written in response to a blogger’s request for 99-word Halloween stories but not submitted for fear of messing with young minds.
99 words plus title