Ancient Lore

‘Let’s get out of here,’ Clancy told Deasy. ‘This is where the changelings and faeries are.’

‘Did you know,’ Deasy said, ‘that trolls consider it more respectable to be raised by mankind than their own? Who knows how many of their kids may be in school with ours now.? That’s why we have to avoid this part of town.’

‘They kidnap unbaptized children,’ Clancy said.

When they went home they told their wives what had happened.

”This always happens whenever we let the boys read those books about classical mythology,’ Mrs. Deasy told Mrs. Clancy.

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16 thoughts on “Ancient Lore

  1. pennygadd51 says:

    This is a very sinister story, showing just how easy it is for damaging rumours to spread. Look at how quickly the men go from ‘This is where the changelings and faeries are.’ to ‘They kidnap unbaptized children.’
    What would the consequences of such prejudice be? Potentially involving firearms, I suspect…
    Well written, Larry.

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    1. larry trasciatti says:

      Thanks Penny. Of course there’s always the chance those tales are true. That kind of environment has always been a fertile ground for life’s boogie men. I looked up changelings and faeries and they have quite a reputation

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