Prologue: Magical Miscellany
A Weekly Guide to All Matters Magical, by Susan Bones
In my many years of writing this article, I have never felt the need to change the title. From joke shops, ice cream manufacturing, and Chocolate Frogs to ghouls and Pumpkins-R-Us, all topics covered fall under the rather broad umbrella of magical miscellany. However, this article is about to take direction which will require some title editing.
For the next year, I will be on assignment for Witch Weekly, living entirely without magic. I will be living in a home, getting a job, and carrying out daily activities without the aide of any magical devices. While for some, this may seem a less than extraordinary task, but for me, it will be a challenge like no other. I have always lived with the comforts of magic- my parents were from a family with no Muggle background, and we lived in a flat on Diagon Alley. I have never had a need to change my lifestyle, so I know absolutely nothing about Muggle culture.
Wait, says the reader, how will I get my weekly does of the best writer in Witch Weekly? Well, I did fib just a little. The only contact with the magical world I will be having is a once a week owl post, with letters from friends, family, the readers, and most importantly, my paycheck. I will in turn send in that week's edition of "Magical Miscellany: On Assignment." I will be detailing my existence as a witch living in a Muggle world as well as my responses to those experiences.
I apologize for the lack of content in this week's article, but be prepared- the next fifty-two weeks will be a whirlwind of adventure, surprise, and uncharted territory!
Susan Bones is one of "Witch Weekly"'s most well-known writers, most famous for her biography piece The Other Heros: The Often Forgotten Story of Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. During the first five years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Ms. Bones dedicated her life to rebuilding the credibility of the wizarding media, bringing a much needed objective voice to publications such as The Daily Prophet. She currently resides in Diagon Alley with her cat, Fred. Readers can write letters to Susan while she is on assignment by the following address:
Susan Bones, c/o Quincy Igman
Witch Weekly, Little Red Publications
195 Diagon Alley, London
re: Magical Miscellany, On Assignment