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

Music:
Yonder Hill and Dale by Aaron Kenny

The Theatrephonic Theme tune was composed by Jackson Pentland
Performed by
Jackson Pentland
Mollie Fyfe Taylor
Emmeline Braefield

Cat on a Piano Productions produce and edit feature films, sketches and radio plays.

Their latest project is called @Theatrephonic, a podcast of standalone radio plays and short stories performed by professional actors. You can catch Theatrephonic on Spotify and other platforms.

For more information about the Theatrephonic Podcast, go to catonapiano.uk/theatrephonic, Tweet or Instagram @theatrephonic, or visit their Facebook page.

And if you really enjoyed this week’s episode, listen to Theatrephonic’s other plays and short stories and consider becoming a patron by clicking here…

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