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The Lady of Eikefjord

Photo prompt curtsy of Rochelle Wisoff
Photo prompt curtsy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

When the Lady was around, families locked up their sons and daughters. Whilst husbands hide their wives if they valued them. No one living near a river or close to the sea was safe from the marauding Lady. Johan had built her well and his signature figurehead had become very apt. Each voyage the Lady made, resulted in her gaining young slaves. The latest batch of Celtic children looked as it they might fetch a good price. Johan’s son took a interest in one particular girl. He pictured her with flowers in her hair. She would make a great bride…

A fine day at Mevagissey
A fine day at Mevagissey
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  1. I misunderstood this at first. I’d read the lady as a bisexual spirit rather than a ship, and that Johan dug a well to try to contain her. When I got to the end, I realised I must have made a mistake and went back. But interesting the stories readers make of a writer’s work

    1. I now see how this flash can be seen as you saw it. Sometimes when reading comment on other stories, I find myself seeing a differing side to the story, which is fascinating. As was your feedback, thank you Neil

  2. Human trafficking/the slave trade is such a horrible part of being human. At first I thought this was a ghost/horror story. I was right about the horror.

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