Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shag

“Selina Dubois, you stand accused of witchcraft,” said the judge in a loud, clear voice. “How do you plead?”

The old woman, stooped over with age, dressed in rags with an unkempt shag of hair on her head, shouted back, “Guilty!” As she did so, she reached into her apron pocket and drew a clod of dirt which she threw at his head. Afraid that this action was a curse, the judge fled the courtroom, but not before ordering the woman to be taken away.

“You’ll burn for this,” said one of her guards as he placed the irons back on her wrists. “As sure as there’s a sun in the sky.”

“I really don’t care anymore,” said Selina with a smile. “Now take me back to my cell.”

Published by Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Maxwell, Nigel, Pirouette and GarGar.

3 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Shag

    1. It’s hard to believe there was such a time when superstition governed people’s thoughts and actions. I wonder though how much society has advanced since then.

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