In New Mexico, witches turn into fireballs and travel by the spark of a flame to race across the sky, like a shooting star. Witch lights the villagers of Madrid call these illuminations. Madrid is nestled in a canyon in the mountains, well hidden by the black smoke of coal mining, a perfect... read more
“If I had not burned down the church, I could have been a saint, she thought,scoffing. The pope does not look kindly upon destruction of church property.”La Llorona
“The faithful believe the color blue splashed around the entry to a home will force a witch to bypass the house, just like the Jewish Passover, when death and pestilence invaded the houses of the Egyptians but not the homes of the Jews, who marked their doors with lamb’s blood.”
“The rock purred as she tenderly carried it over to the window so it might enjoy the rising sun. She petted it and fed it iron filings, the rock greedily swallowing. It breathed, swallowing drops of water, which she sprinkled on the stone. The knowledge of the piedra imán was ancient and went back to Roman times, where the simple stone magnet was said to possess supernatural power and a life of its own.”
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