The Witch Who Couldn’t Spell

by Abby Voss. Winner of the Best Children’s Bedtime Story Competition 2021

This is the story of Titch, a young witch,

Who had a deep-rooted and so-scratchy itch

To zoom into space and to gather bright stars,

And carry them home in large glittery jars.

A Star Seeker Witch is the best job by far

As magic is made from the dust of a star.

But though Titch could fly as if she had wings,

She struggled with spelling the simplest things.

Though Titch had the spell books, the hat and the wand,

A tiny black cat and a toad from the pond,

Her potions were rubbish!

Her hexes were worse,

She battled to conjure a jinx or a curse.