Don’t look now …

From my Halloween Collection. New Yorker cover image by James Stevenson

… but Witch Week is almost here!

This year’s theme is TREASON AND PLOT (when Chris and I decided on this last year, we certainly didn’t expect it to be so apt), and our read-along is Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with treasonous plots in every act.1

On 30 October, Chris at Calmgrove erects the gallows by introducing this year’s guest bloggers, from as far away as New Zealand, Poland and Switzerland, as well as the UK and the US. Witch Week ends with a bang on 06 November, with our announcement of next year’s theme.

Meanwhile, on my blog, sticking with the Guy Fawkes’ Day theme, I’ll be playing a little game of hangman with my readers, just to put everyone in the mood2. Try to guess the word or phrase before the Guy is hanged and thrown on the bonfire.

I hope you’ll join Chris and me in this annual week-long celebration of fantasy, science fiction, and all things horrible.

Oh, and by the way:



1If you don’t have a copy of The Tempest, you can find the full play at Open Source Shakespeare. The blog post here links to an annotated PDF of The Tempest, created by the blogger, Luke Bartolo of The Amber of the Moment. Thanks, Luke!

2With links each day to Chris’s blog, of course.

About Lizzie Ross

in no particular order: author, teacher, cyclist, world traveler, single parent. oh, and i read. a lot.
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3 Responses to Don’t look now …

  1. Calmgrove says:

    A timely warning! Thanks for this. Mine is scheduled for later tomorrow…

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  2. Pingback: Witch Week 2021 – daphne lee

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