Luna – Joelle LeGendre #writephoto

Reblogged from Two on a Rant:

Photo by Sue Vincent

They sat on the front porch, rickety oak planks creaking under hard wooden rockers, watching the last remnants of dusk fade from view.  The  half-moon near a misty horizon looked as if Martha could touch it.  She reached toward it, her new husband laughed, and she blushed her embarrassment.

“When are your parents going to replace the wood on this porch?”  Martha asked.

“I love the sound of rocking,” Jerry replied.  “One day, you’ll love it, too.”

“No, she won’t,” A voice said.

Wearing a long grey dress with a brown apron over it, she stood next to Jerry’s chair, the details of her face marred by insufficient moonlight. Her white hair betrayed her age as somewhere over 60.

“Who the hell are you?” Martha asked.

“She ain’t got no manners, Jerome,” the woman said.  “She’ll be an all right wife, but there ain’t no motherin’ instinct in her.”

“Jerry?  You know this woman?” Martha demanded.

“My great-great-great-grandmother, Mabel, built this house with her husband and her sons in 1843,”  Jerry said.  “Mabel died at the age of 49 giving birth to her 20th child in 1850, my great-great grandmother.”

“Nice story.  What does that have to do with this woman?”

“Mabel’s last words were a vow to God that if he saved her life she swore she’d watch over every one of her children until their death.”

“Jerry!”  Martha yelled at him.

“Mabel has run off robbers, murderers, coyotes, anything that might harm us…for the past 117 years.”

“You’re telling me that I’m talking to a ghost?” Martha demanded.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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