Witch’s Words

Writing is a huge part of Witch of West End and regular posts appear on our front page. Short, meaningful pieces that we hope will inspire and empower many readers, with photos that were captured during the Witch’s travels. We love sharing those with the world. And we’ve put them together here, for your convenience.

If you prefer to read an actual book, have a look at our first print here.

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But we also want to share longer pieces… real, non-fiction stories with a touch of magic. Short essays that are too lengthy for our front page blog. We hope they will allow you to travel from wherever you may be! Click below or browse our top menu…

Our Short Pieces are Gathered Here

Witch of West End is Chasing the Sun

It’s a calling we’ve all heard before. It seems to come from the heart, sometimes from the whole body. It’s a call for change but not any change. It’s asking for a new sun. A much warmer one. A much n...

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A Spell to Make More of Less

Shed the dust, the old clothes, the lifeless devices; And you shall shed the weight of the past, the hours lost, the bad advice. Give the unused, the unloved items away; And you shall give space for ...

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Like the Moon

I am here.You may see me from where you are, or not. But you know I am here. You know where to find me, where to reach me. And you remember that I was there that last time when you needed it. Today I ...

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To the “local” we crossed

You passed us on the street yesterday. But it is unclear if you saw us. We were the smiling, enthusiastic cyclists. We had just arrived, it was obvious. Our pink skin gave us away, and perhaps our nai...

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Ashamed of Success

It is believed that everything and anything rewarding truly needs to be challenging. So I am here, confused. I am here living a dream, my dream, and if feels so easy. I did not have to fight. I did no...

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He Makes Your Heart Shine

“If your partner can support you and help you follow your heart, help you find your passion, now that’s true love.”He said this and really meant it. His voice resonated genuinely in the cenote. His be...

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Her Friend the Ocean

She stood still, or at least tried to, on the verge of the ocean. She told the water she was here in peace and closed her eyes. She welcomed the crashing waves as one would greet lost kittens, with ki...

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The Magic of Time

We believe we’ve made an amazing discovery about the general assumption that time goes faster as we get older… it turns out it’s a myth. It would seem we hold much more power over ti...

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Once Upon a Yoga Class

As instructed, she closed her eyes to look inside, to breathe. Most of the time, this is when thoughts came flowing in. Other times, it was all blank and the illusion of meditation was accomplished. T...

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A Love Letter

I love you. But I love me too. And I’m independent. And I don’t need you. I must remain this way as to not lose your admiration, your attraction. I must love with all my heart yet not give...

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Which Freedom to Choose

You’ve made it. You took the step needed to head towards your dreams. You already feel free and are facing so many options. Best of all, you are free to chose any of these options. You could sta...

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Travel Greed

We arrived and fell in love with the small town. We fell in love with its beaches and food and sun and rhythm and lifestyle. We slowly adapted and settled into a new routine. We thought we had everyth...

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Hair, my Hair, not Yours

Unruly, thick and frizzy is my hair. But smooth and light is what I like… And so often, I put up a fight. I do not fight my curls for vanity. Nor because of society. And I do not fear othersR...

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They call it the Road to Success

I pushed it opened. I wish I could say I pushed hard and fearlessly. But it was rather hesitantly, that I cracked the door opened. With eyes closed, ready to have it slammed in my face. Knowing it wou...

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To the many Friendly Locals

To the smiling man who asked what I was looking for, what I needed; to the chatty woman who asked how my day was, where I’m from; to the many friendly locals whose path I crossed… I am sor...

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Dispassionate Love

I love books that make you think and I love stimulating conversations. But I also love silence and spiritual speculations. I love camping and hiking and the fresh air. But I also love a cozy blanket a...

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The Night Before You Stole From Me

If you think something strongly enough of someone, of a place, they will prove you right. And the night before you stole from me, I said I didn’t want to spend time in your city. That I didnR...

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So what’s in it for you?

It may seem like a waste of time, this reading. It is not telling you what you need. Not telling you how to think. It is just here. It is not bringing you self validation. Nor is it helping you make d...

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Date Night in Paradise

I proceed to clearing my skin off any traces of sand. I carefully trim my eyebrows and truly attempt to arrange my unruly, but freshly cleaned, hair. I search through the far pockets of my backpack an...

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Duality in Truth

What an adventure! There are two ways to describe what the past 3 months have been for Witch of West End. Some may say one is negative, one is positive. That one is resentful, one is hopeful. But in t...

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To Choose To Believe… in Love

I choose to believe in love. In happy ever after. In being lost in his eyes. In seeing a future in his smile. I choose not because I’m naive or silly or ignorant. But because I want magic. I wan...

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Someone Please Explain This

It was a beautiful afternoon. The sun, having reached its highest point for the day, had started its journey down. But it still felt awfully hot. And the water was so clear, so fresh, so perfect. Ever...

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All my friends…

“All” my friends are buying houses and having babies and I’m like… well I’m so happy for them! Receiving their cheerful news fills me with joy. They wanted a house and go...

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Writing my Own Way

First things first… this is, I guess, somewhat of a public announcement: I have started writing my first book. Now. In the process of getting started, I’ve read a few tips, received some a...

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The Cost of Creating a Bond

The father gently lit his daughter’s cigarette, consciously or unconsciously ignoring the negative impact of his action. Embracing his role as the bad influence, only for a moment. For this prec...

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When Travel Blurs into Life

Ah the satisfaction of emptying our suitcases for more than a couple days! I look around and already feel at home. Here, it’s worth carefully choosing a purpose for each drawer… worth taki...

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I hope this Week will go by…

I heard you say Monday you hoped the week would go by fast. And I heard you say the other day you wished you’d see where time has gone. I know tomorrow you’ll ask how we can make time last...

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The Idolization of Struggle

You can do it… But it will be hard. You can achieve it… But it will be difficult. And so that’s what we crave. The deep, hurtful, strenuous struggle that must come before success. Be...

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