Voices in the Wood

She had covered only half the distance from town to Blackwood along the lakeside road when she paused briefly to rest setting down the basket she carried.

She could only curse her own foolishness at not bringing one or two of the children to help her carry things.

Finding a comfortable spot on a fallen log just roadside she seated herself and closed her eyes trying to rest a bit while letting her troubles fade to the back of her mind when she heard a voice … or perhaps two voices speaking in a low timber a short distance away. She couldn't really make out what was being said but curiosity had won out over caution and she pulled herself to her feet to get a closer look. All the while telling herself what a bad idea it was...

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