Witches' Brew

by Yvonne Jocks
Release date: 2002
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, anthology

Edited by Yvonne Jocks.

Throughout history, witches have always enthralled us. Be they good witches or bad witches, ancient sorcerers or modern-day Wiccans, their aura of magic, nature, and power is irresistible. Here, some of the greatest authors of all time are gathered together to stir up a little trouble. These works of prose and poetry capture the witch in all her guises: wicked, empowering, romantic, and pagan.

Featuring: Erica Jong – Dean Koontz – Louise Erdrich – William Shakespeare – Ursula K. Le Guin – Harlan Ellison – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – Shirley Jackson – W.B. Yeats – Brothers Grimm – Ben Franklin – Emily Brontë – Louisa May Alcott – Ray Bradbury – Anton Chekhov – Emily Dickinson – H.P. Lovecraft – Nathaniel Hawthorne – Ambrose Bierce – H.P. Blavatsky – Mary Coleridge – Rosemary Edgehill – P.N. Elrod – Anita Endrezze – Mary Wilkins Freeman – David Gerrold – M.V. Ingram – Mercedes Lackey – Cotton Mather – Charles Perrault – Kathryn Ptacek – Doreen Valiente – Evelyn Vaughn – Lady Wilde.


  • Introduction
  • Macbeth, Act IV, Scene I by William Shakespeare
  • The Leather Funnel by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Witches' Hollow by H. P. Lovecraft and August Derleth
  • The Sorcerers by William Butler Yeats
  • The Horned Women by Lady Wilde
  • April in Paris by Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Can the Double Murder? by Helena P. Blavatsky
  • Bridget Bishop (excerpt) by Cotton Mather
  • A Witch Trial at Mount Holly (essay) by Ben Franklin
  • General Andrew Jackson and the Bell Witch (Chapter XI from An Authenticated History of the Famous Bell Witch) by M. V. Ingram
  • The Night (poem) by Emily Brontë
  • Snatcher by Dean R. Koontz
  • The Tea Room Beasts by P. N. Elrod
  • The Witch's Ballad (poem) by Doreen Valiente
  • Feathertop by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • The Witch's Steed by Ambrose Bierce
  • The Goddess in the Ice by Harlan Ellison
  • Figure of the Witch (poem) by Erica Jong
  • Fleur by Louise Erdrich
  • Toads and Diamonds by Charles Perrault
  • A Pair of Eyes; or, Modern Magic by Louisa May Alcott
  • Exorcism by Ray Bradbury
  • Nightside by Mercedes Lackey
  • The Witch by Anton Chekhov
  • The Witches' Creed (poem) by Doreen Valiente
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Brothers Grimm
  • The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves by Anita Endrezze
  • Witchcraft Was Hung, in History (poem) by Emily Dickinson
  • The Spell by David Gerrold
  • The Christmas Witch by Rosemary Edghill
  • The Strange People (poem) by Louise Erdrich
  • Reunion by Kathryn Ptacek
  • The Witch's Daughter by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Shall Earth No More Inspire Thee (poem) by Emily Brontë
  • The Winter Solstice by Evelyn Vaughn
  • The Witch (poem) by Mary Coleridge
  • The Very Strange House Next Door by Shirley Jackson (aka Strangers in Town)
  • Smoke (poem) by Erica Jong
updated 2010-09-07

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