Category Archives: Loyalties

List of Katy’s Christmas Originals

I realise that, having had this blog for nearly eight years, I have accumulated a collection of original Christmas stories. As I will likely not get one done this year, I am compiling all of my previous ones into one … Continue reading

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Loyalties – Leaving the Harbour

copyright 2018 The mood had been somber as their ship had pulled out of the harbour. The soldiers had tried their best to be cheerful, but morale was low, especially among the families. Susan had remained on deck, watching as … Continue reading

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Eternal Love on a Summer’s Evening

copyright 2018 The sun sets behind the trees, The river flows calmly on, The insects are buzzing, The birds are singing, The air is gentle and warm. Supper has been cooked and eaten, The smell of woodsmoke and fish linger … Continue reading

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The Tree

copyright 2018 Sometimes she indeed wondered: What if the tree had fallen the other way? What if it had been her beloved – And not his brother – Lying dead beneath it? Would she have left and never returned? Gone … Continue reading

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For Much Too Long

copyright 2018 She went to bed in joy, Excited to have guests, Their house had been quiet, Their family small, For much too long. She was still unsure, She was not used to men, Except for their servant, It had … Continue reading

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A Known Grave

copyright 2017 Two small graves, side by side, Alone amid the woods, Small crosses with painted names, All that marks whose final place This small patch of ground has become. So many dead had no graves, Their bodies left amid … Continue reading

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Loyalties – The Grand Ballroom

copyright 2017 Susan had hardly ever gone inside the Grand Ballroom, as her aunt called the large salon off of her dining room. Once in a while, she had gone in there to dust when she was helping Ramona with … Continue reading

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