Wax & Wane: Coy Hall
Wax & Wane: Wasp Wing
What is your story about?
“Wasp Wing” is about a young woman who has a history of searching for divinity. Her father is a demon-haunted man, but she doesn’t buy into his concept of the divine. She finds divinity in this story—at least she thinks so. She then begins to reshape her reality. With the concept of witchcraft, I wanted to play with the idea of physical transformation. Also, I love the idea of something that thinks it’s a god. The wasp-thing in the story isn’t a god; it isn’t even a wasp. When it came into being, the first thing it ever encountered was a nest of wasps underneath a cabin. Over time, it simply absorbed thoughts and concepts from the people who lived above it. In a way, the woman in the story does the same thing.
What do you like most about witches?
Who is your favorite fictional or legendary witch, and why?
Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales
Whether wicked or whimsical, few folkloric figures are as iconic as the witch. Wax & Wane: A Gathering of Witch Tales serves up 30 spellbinding stories of witches that are enchanting and terrifying, amusing and enticing. Classic or eclectic, fantastical or historical, these witch tales are a literary incantation to delight any fans of witches and witchcraft.