Nowadays witches come in all shapes and sizes. With Halloween coming this is especially significant. Witches can be walking among us normal citizens and nobody would be the wiser. They can be disguised as teachers, the babe at the checkout counter at the grocery store, senators, congressman or even your girlfriend. They are essentially invisible to the untrained eye today much like zombies or vampires.
Time was back in 17th century Colonial America when a coven of witches was exposed they were paraded through the town square and burned at the stake. Or at the very least they were made to wear a scarlet “A” sewn on to their hoodie or tank top. That way you knew who they were and if you saw one coming you could easily avert your eyes and cross the street.
Witches no longer have big noses with warts and although black attire is in, Goth clothing and body piercing may just be a misguided co-ed looking for a boyfriend or at the very least one of those reefer cigarettes that are so popular with the kids today. Nor do brooms have anything to do with witches anymore now that Swiffers are so popular.
They are no longer Glinda, or Buffy, or Elphaba or Blair Witch. In today’s society they can be anybody. Samantha on Bewitched, Catherine Bell in The Good Witch or even Demi Moore in the Scarlett Letter.
So if you are afraid of witches or black cats, (Note; if she is a witch there is probably a black cat not far behind. If you are tanning at the beach beware of a Voodoo priestess. Chances are she is a Sandwitch. Same goes for those sexy lifeguards on the TV series, Baywitch.)
Here a few tips when sitting on a bar stool at your favorite haunted corner tavern to recognize an authentic sorceress of evil.
Pay attention to what she orders. Check out the list for some dead giveaways.
Enter if you dare.
They’re a tricky bunch, today’s witches so beware.
Happy Halloween everybody.