What Pegman Saw in Galway

Yadira spins her magic
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As Pegman strode through the forest near Galway, he chanced on an archetypal scene. An old woman sat spinning near a cottage overgrown with vines.

“Pegman, do not tell me that you were planning on walking by without saying hello,” the wizened crone admonished.

“Perish the thought, Yadira,” Pegman replied. “Shall we have tea?”

Pegman and Yadira sat outside the cottage in two old chairs, sipping their tea.

“Yadira, I must ask,” Pegman said. “Why can’t you content yourself to complete your quest in peace? Why are you terrorizing Gerry Clifford? What happened that day in the hills near Bar-Wul-Yann was certainly not in any way his fault.”

“I am merely a catalyst, Pegman,” Yadira retorted. “I am a witch. Witches grant wishes.”

“You are doing more than granting wishes. You are interfering.”

“You are one to talk, Impartial Observer who does not content himself with observing impartially,” Yadira retorted.

~Cie for Naughty Netherworld Press~

And now...The Notes!

Bar-Wul-Yann is a location in the 1910 story, Idle Days on the Yann, by Lord Dunsany. Dunsany was a major influence on the writings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Yadira Root is the namesake of the Yadira Chronicles. As Nyarlathotep's daughter, she is a force to be reckoned with. 

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  1. Great stuff! I like the idea of Pegman as an individual. Can one ever be an impartial observer, really?

  2. Interesting conversation between these "non" interfering parties! I love Lord Dunsany, but I don't think I've read that story, hmm... Reminds me to search out more of his stuff.

  3. Magical take on the prompt! I love witchery and myth Thanks Cie

  4. Fitting story for Galway ~ I can see it all taking place in the ethereal lands

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