The Forest Has Ears by Darrel Day, Jr
Series: Witches of the Forest, Book 1.
Approx. 9,940 words.
Published on May 1, 2011.
A short story about a Witch Coven that is at war within itself. The witches are battling for the right to lead the coven. Karen is the heroine of the story. Her mother was killed by a rival witch for the title which should belong to Karen, but instead she is battling to save lives of her husband and children.
The witches have a connection to the forest and use the trees to protect themselves.