There is a great evil abroad, but it’s not what you might think.
A woman sits shackled in a cage waiting for the two witchfinders, March and Dale, to pronounce their verdict.
But wait a minute. This woman appears to have done nothing but good. Easing pain and curing illness goes against the will of God, they tell the townsfolk. They are punishments for evil and the sins of Eve.
The witchfinders are still building the pyre.
Five wise women burnt at the stake in just one year – there is a great evil abroad.
And charred bones are easier to hide than corpses.
I loved this short story. Absolutely brilliant.
A short story written by Silvandar
Read by Emma Wilkes
Produced by Cat on a Piano Productions
Yonder Hill and Dale by Aaron Kenny
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