Every month Sian tells a story. Sometimes I join in, mostly I just read other peoples. But this month Sian's story immediately took me back to an experience many years ago and I thought I'd share it.
I had a horse that I kept on a local farm and while I was feeding him I suddenly felt a presence. It was early hours and still dark, so I was surprised that anyone would be around. But I glimpsed a man looking over the stable door and then he disappeared. I looked to see who it was, and saw a man walk down the yard and through a five bar gate. I thought it might be my imagination or a trick of light, and just assumed it had been the farmer moving around.
A little later I saw the housekeeper and she told me that Mr Butcher had not been out yet this morning. He was feeling meloncony because it was his deceased son's birthday that day. I never told them about my experience and to this day I wonder about it. It felt so real, and too much of a coincidence for it to be my imagination. I'm a pretty grounded sort of person and not one for flights of fancy, so I'm happy to think it was the farmers son, popping round to see his dad.
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