New Occult Vocabulary


Wickedeast—feeble evil. Talks darkly, but is fatally clumsy. Would have made a good circus clown under gentler stars. Likely to be caught in utterly self-deprecating contretemps, like being crushed under stay falling houses.

Wickedwest—febrile evil. Hot, earnest hatred inspires this genuine article. Magnificent spellery, at least from a theatrical point of view. Has a most unfortunate achilles heel—she can be done in by a splash of water and love.

(jk)

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