We have been looking forward to this Top of the Heap post all week! We fired up the cauldron on Monday's Riddle, opening up the topic of witches. Lizzy reviewed The Witch of Blackbird Pond, taking us all for a dip in a place where swimming is considered to be somewhat more sinister than we could have ever imagined. And, (drum roll, please : ) we're bringing it home with a shout out to our favorite witches. So grab your broom and let's go!
This weeks top of the heap: Best witches
Fairday: I have to admit, I have been having a hard time choosing. There are so many awesome witches in stories- and I like almost all of them. So after mulling it over for a while and going over my list of fabulous witches: Samantha from Bewitched, Hermonie Granger, (Lizzy's pick is also one of my top witches : ), the white witch from Narnia, the three witches who become the one in Stardust, Being a Romantic in the Realm of Faerie, I can go on and on here- see what I mean. SO... I decided to compose a compilation of my favorite qualities in these crafty ladies and come up with my own witchy character. When I think of a witch, this is who she is in my mind...
She first appeared to me in a story I started to write, and I've been hanging out with her ever since : ) ~ F
Here's a snippet about Clementine Moffit from my story:
In one fell swoop, the crows lifted from the trees. They began to merge with one another, becoming a mass of swirling black feathers. As the cluster of winged birds moved closer to the ground, a figure began to take shape. The shadowy form of a woman emerged out of the melding murder of crows. The witch landed gracefully near the sleeping child. She was thin and dark, wearing a billowing gray cloak. Her vibrantly yellow eyes had an intensity that could shake even the most powerful of kings. She moved silently towards the boy, and he did not wake. Reaching down with slender arms, she lifted up his small body, then launched herself into the night sky. A thousand crows moved through the air, their wings pounding and rushing madly as they flew over the old graveyard on top of the hill.
Lizzy: There are so many witches out there with different qualities that I love to read about. But my favorite has to be Mrs. Weasley from the Harry Potter series. I love her spunk and kindheartedness. She stands up for what she believes in and won't let anyone mess with anyone she considers family. Mrs. Weasley may look sweet, but she wields a wand with a lot of force. The scene in The Deathly Hollows where she duels Bellatrix Lestrange is awesome! Mrs. Weasley is a force to be reckoned with for sure! I would have a blast going to the bungalow for one of her delicious home cooked meals where I could watch her interact with her children and husband, Arthur! You go, Molly Weasley! ~L
"Beds empty! No note! Car gone - could have crashed - out of my mind with worry - did you care? - never, as long as I've lived - you wait until your father gets home..."
-- Molly Weasley