A Moment in History

Photo copyright: Sandra Crook.

Photo copyright: Sandra Crook.

My roots go back into antiquity, the records tell of a mill standing here in 1276, but I was rebuilt in 1609 and then again in 1782. However I am going to tell you about a moment in 1941. At last I can tell you because the official secrets act of 1939 has finally been amended to allow it.
It was a lovely summers day, my wheel was running smoothly, the miller was happy, then the shouting started. That dreadful word that I last heard in 1782. Fire. Then silence took over and ruled my world. Until George arrived to rebuild me in 1962.

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. rochellewisoff

    Dear Michael,

    I like the way you let the mill tell its story. Imaginative and nicely done.



    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Rochelle

  2. wmqcolby

    That’s actually pretty cool, Mike. This is nice! Super job.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you, I don’t believe that I have ever been called super cool before.

      1. wmqcolby

        Well it’s about stinkin’ time, don’t you think? I think so! 😀

        1. Michael Humphris

          Sounds good to me: thank you for all your comments last year. They do help me understand who my writing impacts. Mike

          1. wmqcolby

            You are most welcome, Mike. 🙂

  3. neilmacdon

    I’m generally not a big fan of talking animals or objects. But this works. Nicely done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Nicely done will do for me. Thank you.

  4. Sandra

    An unusual POV. I enjoyed this.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Your comment really pleases me. Thank you Sandra.

  5. Caerlynn Nash

    I agree: nice POV. And so great when people care enough to maintain a piece of history. Well done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Caerlynn.

  6. Lynn Love

    Nicely told and the voice works really well. Great tale Michael

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Lynn.

  7. Graham Lawrence

    Interesting take and voice. Well done!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Graham

  8. Alicia Jamtaas

    Oh! I like that you had the mill tell its own story. Kudos!

    1. Michael Humphris

      I like that word Kudos, thank you so much. Mike

  9. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)

    The voice of the mill is terrific… love that its wheels keep turning.

    1. Michael Humphris

      I too love working mills, thank you for all your comments last year, they are appreciated. Mike

  10. Dawn Quyle Landau

    Such a unique perspective. Nice job, Michael.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thats kind of you to say so. Hope that you got a replacement flight to Israel.

      1. Dawn Quyle Landau

        Arrived 24 hours late, but all in one happy piece. Thanks Michael!

  11. Siobhan McNamara

    Great POV Michael, I felt a whole range of emotions reading the story, and it finished on such a lovely note.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thats very kind of you to say so. I find that the feed back helps me see the impact that my stories have. Thank you. Mike

  12. draliman

    Nice POV. All the things that mill has seen…

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you draliman

  13. spicedmullings

    Very very very cute! I love the story of the mill. Or should I say history!

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much, your comments do help me understand how my writing comes over. I think that all fiction is the result of our history

  14. Dale

    That was a most original take, Michael! Love that you gave the mill a voice.

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you so much Dale, I do so find comments help me understand my writing much better.

      1. Dale

        So very good for all of us!

  15. Julie Mortimer

    What a thought, to give the mill a chance to tell its own tale! Nice

    1. Michael Humphris

      Thank you Julie, I do like letting items talk for themselves, in part of my memoirs, an ancient blackened fireplace kettle tells how it saw the family it served

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