Lion's Roar

SPIRIT IN THE HOUSE, WITCH UNDER THE BRIDGE

WHEN MY SON WAS SEVEN, he still wished fervently to believe. That year, with October soon to reach its zenith in Halloween, he asked me, “Do witches exist?”

I replied, “Of course witches exist!”

“And ghosts, too?”

“Yes.” Pause. “Though we hardly ever see them.”

“Because they’re shy.”

“Exactly. That’s why we have lots of stories about them to remind

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