- If you really want to cause upset, insult the fairytale witch's flying ability. They generally pride themselves on their prowess with a broomstick so this will not go down at all well.
- Equally upset the fairytale witch's familiar, usually a black cat, sometimes a toad. The witch will see this, quite rightly, as striking very close to home.
- Querying the fairytale witch's construction methods. Houses made out of gingerbread are going to go horribly wrong come a decent downpour. Just how often can she interfere with the weather to prevent this happening? Again she won't like her prowess (this time with her spells) being questioned.
- Saying out loud or publicising in any way just how superior you think fairy godmothers are. There has long been a contest for the accolade of top female magical species and the witches do know they're not winning. Doesn't mean they like this though and they will be offended by any upstart rubbing their metaphorical (hooked) noses in it.
- By being that fairy godmother who steps out from behind the screen and turning the witch's death spell into a 100 years asleep one. Nobody likes having their work scrutinized and overturned.
You would have to be very brave or insane (or even more likely, both) to want to offend a fairytale witch but, on the assumption you are determined to press ahead anyway, here are some tips as to what can be done. Of course if you do go ahead all consequences are your responsibility and you should be aware, if there is ever a guarantee of anything, there would be consequences!
I'm Allison Symes and I write novels, short stories as well as some scripts and poems. I love setting my work in my magical world, the Fairy Kingdom, and my favourite character is Eileen, who believes hypocrisy is something that happens to other people without caring that statement is hypocritical in itself! Eileen is huge fun to write for and about.