Here’s the story so far:
Many years ago a young man traveled to the worst part of the woods and ended up doing something to anger the witch there. He ended up cursed to be monster during the daytime and a regular man only at night. In his travels he ends up meeting with other campers and tells them his tale of woe. He explains to the travelers that he was cursed unfairly because, as everyone knows, witches are evil creatures who will curse people at a whim. The travelers side eye him. They don’t know who he thinks “everyone” is, but most people know that witches won’t curse someone unless they’ve been provoked somehow.
As more time goes by the traveler believes he understands what he did wrong and tries To find the witch to make amends. However, when he finally gets to her she makes it very clear that the reason he thinks she’s so mad is not the real reason.
And this is where I’m stuck! I’m having trouble thinking of what the traveler could’ve done. I suppose there are the normal storybook tropes of being called “ugly” or “having their heart broken” but even if I did that I’d rather expand on it than play it straight. I also suppose that the reason this whole thing happened may lay deeper in the traveler’s character arc which I’m still working out.
So what do some of you think? What do you think are some good ways to anger a storybook witch? What are some misconceptions that could cause a situation like this? Let me know below!