Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ask Baba Yaga: She Won't Date Me

Laurence Baldetti
This week someone asks Baba Yaga to bewitch the object of their desire for them... (I'm glad that person doesn't love me...)

This week's question and answer (via poet and oracle Taisia Kitaiskaia* of The Hairpin):
(Originally posted at The Hairpin HERE)

All the responses are pretty great but here are my top picks:
  • Hahah, Baba Yaga just said 'I hate your faces'. Rough translation. (adorable-eggplant)
  • "bored spirits of the kitchen"
    Do they have anything to do with why I haven't been as excited about cooking lately?
  • I wouldn't worry about all that "potatoes" mumbo-jumbo, LW, most women absolutely love it when you ask fictional witches to "make them less crazy" right in front of them! You two will for sure grow old together. (Judith Slutler)
  • And yeah, Baba nailed this one. Dude, you need to go elsewhere. (PistolPackinMama)
  • "suck the rot from each others toes" D: (iceberg)
Sprouted eyes. Toe rot. I think that says a whole lot about the relationship (and what Baba thinks of it) right there... (BTW "root cellar" - LOL! Bawdy Baba.)

What do you think of Baba Yaga's advice?

Want to ask Baba Yaga a question of your own?
You can!
There's now an email address where you can send your questions
directly to Baba Yaga herself.
AskBabaYaga AT gmail DOT com
To encourage Baba Yaga to continue imparting her no-bones-about-it wisdom (ok, there may be some gristle in there... bones too), I suggest we not to leave her box empty... 

Thank you Baba Yaga (& Taisia).

Taisia Kitaiskaia is a poet, writer, and Michener Center for Writers fellow. Born in Russia and raised in America, she's had her poems and translations published in Narrative Magazine, Poetry International, and others.

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