- New Witches. Having passed final exams in the summer, including the advanced broomstick flying test, there are loads of new witches in the skies in the magical realm during the autumn showing off just how well or otherwise they can fly.
- Leaves, twigs and other debris caught up by the winds. These of course can get in the way of your average flyer trying to reach their destination. Heavy winds mean heavy amounts of these things and it is not unknown for a flyer to be temporarily "blinded" by huge swirls of leaves directly in front of them. It is roughly the equivalent of being dazzled by the headlights of a thoughtless car driver.
- Bad Weather. Not a great aid to flying at the best of times, this hazard presents several difficulties. High winds can literally blow the lighter flyer off course. Heavy rain can make a broomstick heavy and more difficult to control accurately. With the sun setting at earlier times, it is not unknown for flyers to be dazzled as the angle of the sun's rays hits them in the eyes whereas a few weeks before in the summer it would not have done.
I do love descriptive titles for my stories and blog posts! So what would be the most common autumnal flying hazards for your average magical being? My list includes:-
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.