Category Archives: History

What Pegman Saw: Seth Boyden, Inventor

“And a good God’s Day to you, Nathaniel. And may I say that’s a natty pair of shoes on your feet. Imported are they, from the Old Country?” “They are not! I bought them here in Newark. That watchmaker chap, … Continue reading

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The Raven and the Maiden

The red brick tower where, when the Proddy-men came prodding, once hid the devout green robed maiden; this decaying ivy climbed Elizabethan ruin, instead of the lady’s haven, is now the raven’s 32 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt

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What Pegman Saw: Wishy’s Treasure

Mist-veiled, Wishy sat on the rock and sobbed. Look what they’re doing! Robbing her of her sacred gifts. Who are these men anyway, grubbing around in her lake now the water level’s down? Didn’t they know the curses they brought … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Pale Beasts from the Sea

I remember when Sedna sent us the pale beasts. “Why’d she do that,” Yuta clawed at Ahnah. Ahnah shrugged. “But you’re the wise woman, you ought to know.” “Wise woman I might be, but I’m not Sedna to be in … Continue reading

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A Square Round Well

My submission for the #2019picoftheweek challenge title: All’s Well For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia This magnificent well sits beside the main Norwich to Dereham road, at the corner of Longwater Lane in Costessey. Despite misinformation to the contrary, … Continue reading

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CCC40: First Time I Came

First time by this way I came, I waded through a streamlet deep Second time by here I trudged through mud, residual of the water seep Third time the ground was dry; I wondered why. 35 words. Written for Crimson’s … Continue reading

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St James and the White Friars

Seen reflected in the waters of River Wensum is St James Mill built in 1836 in an attempt to save the local textile trade which was being eroded by mills in the northern counties, with their ample supply of rushing … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: The Great Inland Sea

‘Ain’t no sea inland, big nor small. I told him, but he didn’t listen to me.’ No, he’d seen the way the rivers ran westward. But why westward when the sea lay to east? To Captain Charles Sturt the answer … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Of Mud and Trade

It formed where the three rivers joined, between the island-guarded northern bank and southern cliffs, at the estuary the Celtic Iceni called “Noisy Mouth” (for the strident gulls that roosted there). The Romans helped. They built a fort on the … Continue reading

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What Pegman Saw: Don’t Listen to Local Talk

You say Jean de Gisors founded Portsmouth? On land that he bought off Adam de Port? But that can’t be true. In 1172 Henry Plantagenet exiled Adam de Port for his involvement in the Scottish Lion-king’s invasion of *the Borders*; … Continue reading

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