The Weird Woman of Norfolk

Hello again. You might remember that I have… that is, Jessica has a collection of short stories, VISCERA out now from Sirens Call Publications.

This story is NOT in the collection, but if you like this, you’ll love VISCERA.

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They called her a whore, sinner, the devil’s bride, and they chased the Weird Woman of Norfolk out of the village and into the woods. The older women called her the Kind Woman, for she often helped girls deal with unwanted bastards, when no man in town would.

Some townsfolk called her the Wise Woman, and sought her out when they needed medicines that actually worked.

I go to plead for wisdom, for advice on how to avenge myself against those who have done me wrong.

The townsfolk of Norfolk might call her a witch, but I call her Mother.

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