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You have salt. Because it burns.
Silver.
And...
Milk under the window.
Rowan branches
around your bed.
Even some Holy Water. Maybe
And things that protect you
from yourself. Things that
Burn you
singe arm hair
Can kill you.
And maybe
You wonder
Why.


You have salt, because it burns. Lick your finger, coat it in salt. Shove it in a cut. Float in the tub.
"I guess I am a bride of Satan," you mumble to the ceiling. Laugh. Loud, echoing through the moldy bathroom. Pull yourself up.
Brush your teeth naked. Thin. Ribs and vertabrae. Breasts like goose pimples. Way to tiny. Angular. Sharp, jutting hip bones. Blood in the tooth paste that you spit out.
You pull on a zip up that isn't yours. Maybe her's? Frayed jeans are pulled on. When was the last time you did wash?
   Lighter clicks. Back fires. Burns your eyebrows and fringe. Fuck it.
You wait all night, through two pack of cigarettes and she doesn't come.
Salt in a wound, burning at the stake. Jump off a building. Fly away.
Maybe.
OKAY. *takes a deep breathe*
The first is a poem that I wrote which inspired the second little thing.
IN THE FIRST THING:
All of the things listed in the poem are used to ward off or protect one from black magic/evil spirits.
Rowan is a tree. the wood may or may not be linked with the word "Rune" and it is theorized that germanic tribes carved their runes on Rowan wood/bark.

IN THE SECOND ONE:
GENDERBENDED GUESS WHO
during witch trials, accused women were thrown in water. If they floated, it meant they were made out of wood, therefore, witches. If they sank... then, welp, THEY WERE NOT LOL. They were also pushed off roofs and cliffs. If they survived, they were witches (aka, brides of satan)

this could be read as either fanfiction or original. READ IT HOWEVER YOU LIKE

hinabn (c) :iconvert-is-ninja:
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010   Artisan Crafter
heh! I knew they were thrown in water, but was it really that they thought they were made of wood?
I thought that was just from monty python lol.
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
Them silly puritans. I am ashamed to have them as ancestors...
But yes, the gentlemen from Monty
pythons were actually history majors, so a lot of their stuff (minus the humor) is accurate
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Mitchel-Jacobsen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010   Artisan Crafter
okay, so it waas the reason.=)
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
dah
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anthrop Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I can tell you weren't going for fem!Worth in this, which gives the second drabble and interesting feel, but it follows the first which just kind of screams Hanna all up and down the place so I could see how people would get a bit mixed up.

None of that matters, however, because as usual your writing is amazing. You omit so much from a scene and yet everything and than some is still there. Gah. Just. I'm so glad you post so often. <3
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
HNG FUNNY THING IS, I WAS THINKING OF FEM!WORTH
LOL. WAT?

thannnnk you <3
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anthrop Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
NNGH dammit make that I could tell you were going for fem!Worth. I should pay attention to what I type, jeez.
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
it's okay.
I used to type like ThIs
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rosie88 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This could stand alone without the Hanna fandom. Really, it is very lovely...and kind of haunting if you take it away from the context of HiNaBN.

Well written Ms. Ducky
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
oooh. thank you! I put it under the fandom because I had Worth in mind while writing it.
THANK YOU <3
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rosie88 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
You're welcome :heart:
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
DERP <3
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WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
second one is girl Worth
'elp 'elp I'm being oppressed!
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
YEP.
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WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That was very easy. Vertabrae? who else do we see these on?
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
UM. HUNGRY HANNA?
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Leekd Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
So pretty. I quite enjoyed it :)
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
thank you
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were-ukulele Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Very nice! I had a dream about Girl Worth once, where she was my doctor and she was trying to kill me for some reason...
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
D: Damn. I had a dream involving conrad and charlie's angles.
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raequiem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
MONTY PYTHON MUCH???

In other news, even girl!Worth is grungy and wonderful. LOVE IT~
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
FFF YOU CAUGHT ME. I LEARNED ABOUT THE WITCHES ARE MADE OUT OF WOOD FROM MONTY PYTHON.

FFFF
THANK YOU <3
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raequiem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
BUT DOES WORTH WEIGH THE SAME AS A DUCK??? 8D
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
HE'S ACTUALLY QUITE PRETTY. THAT IS JUST A CARROT THEY TIED TO HIS NOSE
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raequiem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
'E TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!

...

I got better...
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
FFFFF
Tim the Enchanter is kinda like my dad.
except my dad isn't a mangy scott >:I
(i have nothing against scotts)
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raequiem Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
PFFT WISH MY DAD WAS A MANGY SCOT. OR AN ENCHANTER NAMED... tim?

I've always identified with Sir Robin (The Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot).
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
MY DAD'S NAME IS... Tim?

I like the bunny. THAT KILLS PEOPLE. AND Zoot (Naughty, Naughty Zoot)
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Drambrarcer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
The witches made of wood thing was real? I thought it was just a Monty Python joke. XD
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
NOPE. the monty python were history majors. they really did that. They also tortured them until they confessed. They also thought that if a woman/girl couldn't recite the Lord's prayer without mistakes, it meant she was possessed.
Also the witch cake, where they would mix rye flour and mix it with the urine of the accused girls and feed it to a dog. and if the girls cried out, as if in pain, THEY WERE WITCHES.

sorry. that was a mouthful
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WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Did any of the girls scream with this technique?
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I... have no clue.
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WaltzQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was probably deemed ineffective and they stopped using it seeing as how there were no detectable witches with this technique
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
yeah. dem puritans
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SutaakiHitori Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Can I guess genderbended Hanna? Since he's a wizard and all. First I thought it was about Toni, cuz of the silver and her being a werewolf and all... Good though. I like it.
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
haha
hmmm
I was think Toni with the first one. Or just in general someone wanting to protect others from her/himself.

the second one I was going with Worth, lol. I don't think Hanna would stick a salty finger in a cut.

THANK YOOOOU
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SutaakiHitori Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Ah. But worth isn't supernatural, is he? He's just a creepy dropout doctor. Hanna is a wizard, so as a girl, he'd be a witch.
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
naw bro, it's implying that Worth feels prosecuted and alienated by others. Aside from the folklore and mythology and themes, I wasn't using the idea of witches in a literal sense.
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wheretearsrunblack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
xD! I like it!!
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DuckyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
THANK YOU <3
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wheretearsrunblack Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
ur super welcome!!
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