“I need to make some words.”
“What can I get you?”
The witch thought. “A toenail, whiskey, nine pieces of paper – that have already been used, a sword, a shoe and a frog.” That last she added just for good measure. People tended to expect witches to request frogs.
“Right away,” the squire said, then scurried away.
The witch settled back in her favorite chair to write.