The Farm – Short Fiction – January 12, 2016

138 01 January 10th 2016

The crows cawed somewhere overhead.  The two tourists looked at each other, neither feeling quite at ease.  They’d come upon an old farm abandoned for many years.

Rīs Grainger’s wife had had a thing with a passing tinker, he’d caught them abed, beat the tinker to a pulp and disfigured his wife.  Some say that her looks were a constant reminder to Grainger,  not only of his cuckolding but also of his cruelty. In any case, within the year she disappeared.   As the years went by, Grainger became a recluse and then one day he was found hanging in the barn.

Aeron and Dylan knew nothing of this as a young woman came towards them.

“Can I help you sirs?” she said in a soft musical voice.

Aeron smiled and asked directions for the village of Bryn .  Dylan held back, he felt repulsed by the girl not knowing why.   Aeron thanked her and they went on their way.

The young woman sat down on the porch and looked down the road in anticipation.  A tinker’s cart rolled into sight; the young tinker waved happily.  Rīs Grainger held back behind the trees to see what would happen.

G.s.k. ‘16

Sunday Photo Fiction – January 10th 2016

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I love to read...I like to write...I've travelled the world and seen the sites. I'm past my prime and feel so young, especially when near the young. I'm writing this blog, to remember, to think and to share...with the hopes that someone else will make a comment that will stimulate new thoughts and pathways. Actually, I'm a gabber, so the logical extension of gabbing is blogging! ;-)
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18 Responses to The Farm – Short Fiction – January 12, 2016

  1. Pingback: The Farm – Short Fiction – January 12, 2016 | Bastet and Sekhmet's Library

  2. Steve Lakey says:

    This intriguing story leaves me wanting more – what happens next?

  3. charlypriest says:

    As the other comentator said this was a very intriguing dark story. Gave me the chills a bit.

  4. Nicely eerie with a devilishly good twist.
    “A good creepy tale,” she thought.

  5. Oliana says:

    Ah so creepy…had me wishing that couple would “git the hell out of Dodge!”…a sort of Twilight Zone effect, cara. Very interesting (snickers rubbing her hands) 😉

  6. Oooh chilling story with the makings of “The Man In The Forest” ghost. I like it.

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