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ANCIENT RIGHTS
By John W Townsend
Saturday, August 15, 2009

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A field and a strange tale

They wanted to build a hypermarket on the edge of town, understandably the local shopkeepers were none to pleased, already times were difficult, why make it more so.

Well the plans were approved and the builders moved in, clearing the land and laying the foundations, The Pavillion Hypermarket was on its way.

It was not without its setbacks, several times in fact. The first was the buldozers that could not operate in a certain area of the land. Oh it's true , everytime they started to clear a certain area, as soon as they entered that perimeter, the engines went dead. Of the five buldozers used all failed to operate in that area. Despite the attempts to locate the problem it was not found, instead the land was cleared using hard labour. In fact twenty men were used to begin clearing, from day one it was disarster, all those men failed to understand what they were supposed to do, they wandered around like they had not a clue. Even the team supervisor was taken funny when he walked in to try and sort it out, he engaged all the team to sing some Irish bar songs.

After five months the project was scrapped, the company could give no explanation for their inability to start the project.

That plot of land has never been touched, The farmer who owned it before it was bought for developement, he was never able to toil the land.

Several years passed by and an ancient document was found, it strangly enough told of that section of land, the document said it was the burial land of ten travellers who arrived in a firery machine in the year 1567. The story tells of their all becoming ill, so ill that whoever came near to them also became ill.

The document said that twenty seven people all became ill, and that during their time of illness they glowed a vivid green. They all died and a Priest took it upon himself alone to bury all the souls and the ten travellers. They were laid to rest in that very field. The priest disappeared, no one knew where he had gone, except for a note that was left in the church he held a congregation in. The note said, 'Never will the land be used, nor will our lives be over.'

Even wild animals keep away from that field.

 

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Reviewed by Raquel Gallegos 12/6/2009
Enjoyed your story!
Reviewed by Dixie Dawn Michelle 8/16/2009


I like this story. "ANCIENT RIGHTS" delivers a clear picture of the facts, – and prods imagination – to creative flight on wings of intuition.

I am impressed with the refined style of this author.

Gratefully,

Dixie Dawn Michelle

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