That Old Black Magic
by John R. Platt
Magic and I have never exactly been what you’d call the best of friends.
I’ve had plenty of opportunities over the years to try to make the relationship work. I joined a coven, did all the research, bought myself all of the accoutrements of the trade, even had business cards printed up.
But no matter how much knowledge I amassed, when it came to actually performing magic, I was a dud.