Aisha, freelance witch, certainly doesn't have any work to keep her busy lately. That specter has cast a pall over her normally cheery, if unpredictable, life. The offer of a potluck and a new friend couldn't come at a better time. Meeting Ben's art buddy could be just the distraction she needs. By dessert, Aisha thinks she might make it through this with no intrusive thoughts and only minimal babbling on her part.
It's all fun and mug cakes until the microwave explodes, turning the kitchen into a battlefield. Something more than packing boxes has started lurking in the corners of the apartment. Something dark just moved in the periphery of Aisha's vision. Something plans to drive them out and steal a home for itself. And whether this is a paying gig or not, stopping it is going to keep Aisha very busy.
HAVE MAGIC, WILL MEDDLE is a One Afternoon Adventure, running about 6000 words, and the second story in the Witch For Hire series.
About the Author
Joyce lives in Central California. Moving there made them consider a career change: engineer developing teleportation technology. In an alternate universe, they raise and train horses, one of the oldest ways of getting around after our own two feet. Joyce pines for the future, but they plan to drag a few pieces of the past along with them.
In their universes, you’ll need your sense of wonder, a few good friends, and maybe a flamethrower.