Thursday 10th April 2014.
Porch Stories Series
Gaa/C© (680 Words)
Face to face with the old woman again, she gestured me forward, waving me towards her. Cautiously and slowly I moved forward, recognising the room I was in, the shape and old furniture within. It was my living room, but from many years ago. It was three months past this old woman appeared on my porch and told me history of the house.
“I must admit to you sir that I did not tell you truth. Well actually I avoided the real events.”
“Oh is that so,” I said, “so why is it so important for you to return to tell me the truth as you know it to be?” I said in a disguised puzzled voice.
“Because it is nearing the anniversary and because of this alone, and the possible sightings or occurrences and visions that you may experience. If I tell you then you may understand the reasons as to why more clearly. When I appeared to you before this was my full intention but I avoided the main part. And since that day my conscience tells me otherwise.”
I looked at the old woman, not really knowing what say, but feeling annoyed. So with this emotion I sat back in my chair and said, “Okay I am all ears, tell me more.”
“You might remember me saying that Carol Marsh was found dead and no sign of her baby or blood anywhere, as if she was never pregnant. Well this is true but her husband Robert did not spend the next year trying to discover why or how she was killed and the loss of their baby. Well that was partly true apart from a little time difference. He did spend a couple of weeks trying to find an answer, but the locals believed it to be some sort of devil worship. Some thought she was taken by the devil, thinking that Robert was a devil or possessed by the devil. The pressure started to build on him, he ignored all advice from friends and stayed and continued his search. He was possessed, but only by trying to seek an answer. However with the local pressure the law arrested him and was eventually convicted of devil worship and murder of his wife and child. Even though there was no evidence or proof, he was later hanged from the tree just outside, from which the eagle can often be seen. Every ten years he reappears, he is looking for his daughter, and seeking revenge on whoever killed his wife. There has been strange deaths and disappearances at these times. For three days during this occurrence he uses this house as his base, his home. What I am saying is that you are likely to see his appearances, it may be as an eagle or as himself. He is obviously a very angry man, and his revenge will not cease until he finds his daughter.”
“How will he do that, is he likely to try and harm me or anyone else within the house?”
“I cannot answer that, but the deaths from his past appearances were people related to those who were involved in his hanging. Apart from going back in time to his hanging I do not know how to solve the problem.” After a short break she finally spoke her last words, “I am going to move on and let you wake from your sleep, you will note all that was said and I wish you well dear kind sir.”
“Wait, please madam, tell me your name, or who you are, I wish to know who I am talking with.”
“I have no name,” she said as she was fading into the night, “I am the daughter my father Robert seeks.”
I quickly jumped up fully awake, she is the daughter, then why can’t they meet. I need to help them if I can. She said going back in time, maybe not so daft as it sounds, when suddenly I had an idea.