Revenge Takes Time

Posted: July 13, 2019 in What Pegman Saw
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This Saturday, Pegman took us to Great Yarmouth, UK. What a marvelous place. The more I write Pegman stories, the more I want to travel. Thanks to Karen Rawson and J. Hardy for being our writerly tour guides, and to Crispina for suggesting this area.

Millwrights demolished the old windmill, claimin the canvas sails too tattery to catch wind.
They built a new one that accommodates a fancy turbine pump and patent sails.

Lack of wind ain’t the reason they tore down the mill.
We all knows there’s wind a-plenty long the river.

Twas the ghost.

Laugh. I won’t blame you. Some say ghosts don’t exist.
For others, they’re as much a part of everyday life as eatin mutton or patchin a tear in your shift.

Differing reasons brings them people back. Too much love. Not enough. Unimaginable violence. Left-behind wives. Or husbands.
They all gots excuses.

There’s little comfort inside the new mill. The old one sounded with rhythm wrought by the wind.
But I’ll sit here, sewing the rips Patrick McCrory tore in my shift,
biding my time til Patrick’s great-grandson arrives to oil the turbine.

Then he’ll get his come-uppins for the sins of his ancestor.

  1. Joy Pixley says:

    Ooh, good job finding such a spooky image — it’s great! And perfect for the ghost story you tell, especially the twist at the end. I especially liked the list of the different reasons people come back.


  2. Great story. Love this image too. Spot-on.

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  3. Nicely done, Alicia!

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  4. Lynn Love says:

    Oh, my, Lish. I can’t tell you how much I love this story. Creepy, atmospheric, the voice subtly but noticeably from a different time. The images are wonderful – the reasons folk return – and your MC, sitting there, biding her time in the mill as the sails turn and years pass. Just beautiful and so well written. If you ever pen a novel, blast the news loud, because I’ll be buying a copy

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