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Esme Weatherwax, Lily Weatherwax

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Going It Alone by Nomad

'You couldn't feed a goat in a dress with ribboned sleeves, or walk a mile through the woods in shoes with pointed toes. But a good bit of lace would strain tea, and beads would fill a tin can noise-maker to scare the birds, and there was never any shortage of uses for unravelled wool and scraps of cloth.' Nomad laces the wicked humour with pathos in this portrait of the young Esme Weatherwax, as sharp as the witch herself

[Added 04/10/2013; Character Piece; 1000-2500; Discworld; Characters: Esmerelda Weatherwax, Mustrum Ridcully, Gytha Ogg, OCs]

One Sister Have I in Our House by Astro Knight

'The Weatherwaxes had always been highly attuned to magic. It was in the blood. / Lily took to it not so much like a fish to water but more like a match would to a fireworks factory.' A lovely braided story, focusing on Esme's differences from – and similarities to – her sister. The slight twist in the tail is a bonus

[Added 16/01/2014; Character Piece; 2500-6000; Discworld; Characters: Esmerelda Weatherwax, Death, Lily Weatherwax, Gytha Ogg]