Day 8: Mushroom witch

“Today’s prompt comes to us from this list of “all-time favorite writing prompts.” It asks you to name your alter-ego, and then describe him/her in detail. Then write in your alter-ego’s voice. Maybe your alter-ego is a streetwise detective, or a superhero, or a very small goldfinch. Whoever or whatever your alternate self may be, I hope this prompt lets you stretch both your writing skills and your self-knowledge.”

Watch your feet 
For I thrive in hidden places
You’ve probably heard - 
I own my own kingdom
Consuming the remains of my domain
Their waste becoming my feast
I decompose, absorb, and give back
Embedded among the roots of my community
I create interconnecting webs of forest gossip 
My myriad disguises  
Seduce when I please
And kill when finders are heedless 
Butter me up, let me color your brain
Watch your feet
Watch your head 
Know I don’t need to be your master
To enchant you 

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