The Bairn ~ Deborah #writephoto

“Why did you want us to meet all the way up here?” Millie asked him.  “Are you afraid that someone will see us?”

“What do you want?” he asked impatiently.

She looked at him.  He was a handsome devil with hair black as a raven. Tall, well built, dressed in his fine clothes.  How she hated his kind.  They thought they were better than everyone else.  High and mighty the lot of them.  She thought he would be different but he was like the rest of them.  Charming at first and then after he had his way with her, he treated her like she was dirt.  So, she wasn’t a lady and she was poor but she was a decent sort of girl and hardworking.

At seventeen, she was raising her siblings.  Their mother died from pneumonia four years ago and their father died from a heart attack a year ago.  Her brothers worked in the mines while she and her sister worked in the factory as seamstresses but she was decent sort of girl.  She had her pride too.   “I’m going to have a bairn,” she told him now.

Continue reading at Deborah’s Deliberations

About Sue Vincent

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