The Ladies of Horror
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Amy was intrigued by the prospect of being a land owner. When her grandfather passed away she was left with the family homestead. She remembered from her youth that the south end of the property was always off limits. Her grandfather had told her that it was a forest refuge for the animals.
The land was beautiful. It was loaded with apple, cherry and peach trees. No respectable Georgian would own land without peach trees. Hopping on the four wheeler she wanted to see the extent of the fortune she was about to come into. Her curiosity made her head straight for the southern end of the property.
Amy jumped off of the quad and landed in tall unkempt grass. She began to hike into the bramble. Her excursion into the mottled sunlight was brief when she stumbled upon an old farm house. The weather worn porch was crumbling and she thought she heard voices within. She pulled her gun from her belt and went to investigate. Peering through the fragmented lumber she could see soldiers in blue uniforms on the floor with blood splashed onto the walls. They wailed in pain and some even looked like they were being tented to by a man in a white blood spattered coat. Amy put her hand to her mouth to mute a scream. When she did the specter in the coat turned and looked at her. He spoke in a thick Boston accent, “I see you never heeded the warning. General Sherman will be pleased. His march to Atlanta is almost complete. You will never go back to your time.” He walked towards her, she tried to scream but no sound came. Looking down at herself she was now clad in a long, dirty dress with petticoats. He opened the door and said, “Lookie here boys, we have ourselves a southern belle. One thing about those rebs, they sure know how to dress their women.” He grabbed her and tossed her into the house.
Fiction © Copyright Kathleen McCluskey
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