A Village of Witches

 Once upon a time there was a small village of witches and a single carpenter. 

    The carpenter was known as the 'village carpenter' and went about doing all the building and repairs that the witches needed. One can easily imagine the pine tables soon to be scrubbed and covered in a wealth of potions, the oak pegs where herbs would be hung to dry, the humble rocking chair, the roof repairs, the fences...

    It does beg the question, though: how did the village get by with only a carpenter and a bunch of witches?

    The answer comes with a cocked head and a pitying gaze, the shake of the head, and a small saddened smile.

    For it is true: they could have used a blacksmith.

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