Short Fiction Friday: The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate

The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate by A.C. Wise, Uncanny Magazine #4

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Most of the short stories that I have been reading so far have all been stories. I know quite cryptic and doesn't make much sense but after reading The Practical Witch's Guide to Acquiring Real Estate you will know what I mean. I have been long looking for reading such a thing, not really a story but a story all the same.

In The Practical Witch's Guide to Acquiring Real Estate you don't follow a protagonist, it is a story about instructions on how to acquire a new place of living. For witches that is. Now you might wonder what is so special about getting a place to live for witches? Well there are some bits you need to take into account. It starts with the most simple option, that of buying a house, but as we all know most witches don't have the live of riches and they have to result to other ways. Like for starters squatting is an option, but this takes time as explained by the examples of the witch Dee St. Pierre, but she also could bake some delicious cakes. If you don't have a lot of patience other options include building your own house, which will of course is one of the best options as you will be able to have the house suit all your needs. Besides building your house to suit your needs you can also  tame it or even breed it yourself but with these latter two options there are a lot of things that could go possible go wrong, with some heavy consequences. The last of these two options is the least recommended of all, breeding or more simply put growing your own house is risky business especially when you take something of your own. Which was the case of the witch Jane Scribe (not her real name, I think I would have want to stay anonymous as well), who grew a house from the tip of her finger, the resulting house brought more with it than expected... In the end choosing which way to get a house as a witch is up to you, are you up to for a challenge? Do you have a lot of patience? Or do you have a big bag of money? There is something for all. 

I really, really liked the story that A.C. Wise wrote in The Practical Witch's Guide to Acquiring Real Estate, it is short but a whole lot of fun to read. It is funny, witty and clever at the same time. I heavily vouch for more Practical Witch Guide stories!

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