Simply Sarah

A slice-of-life story about people and their own unique problems as seen through the eyes of one girl as she grows up dealing with her own.

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Oh no poor Lenore! I hope she gets justice, this is just awful.
I love how he's concerned about the animals but not about the people, I mean it's horrible but great storywise.
Funny how much context makes a difference. I mean, I can read a 40K comic where whole armies are gruesomely slaughtered or watch an 80's slasher flick without batting an eye. But this is downright disturbing.

Change the color of the hoods & the ethnicity of the victims and you get Reconstruction era America...

Carlingford made two BIG mistakes; he killed the child and he let Lenore live. That's going to bite him in a big way.

I was actually going to ask if the Romany are still as poorly mistreated in the UK or if they were overshadowed by the Muslims.
From what I been told you under sold what the Romani people been treated.
The story so far:
Since moving into the family home of her girlfriend Lucy, Sarah is convinced the house is haunted. At first she assumed it was Lucy's previous partner who died there in mysterious circumstances but now she is not so sure! An old couple who live nearby are telling Sarah about the strange legend that surrounds the house.

Next week: Lenore wants justice!


Have a nice week:)
@skyangel: Thanks for the reminder.

Agreed, "Sky West . . . " is an interesting expression.
@Fruitbat44: Firstly, yes, She was referred to as Mrs Ashby by Lucy's dad wayyyy back, after Sarah first mentioned meeting her, but I'd forgive anyone for not making that connection! lol It's not that important of course but I can see it helps when commenting!

Secondly, the reasons become clear in the next couple of pages but prejudice is clearly the main driving force behind this. And it's interesting you bring up the pickpocket because even today, gypsies have a stigma about crime attached to their name so it felt it was worth adding, as his crime could be seen to be helping fuel that hate against the gypsies even though there is no proof he is even one of them.

Lastly, yes indeed, this is an extremely dark little story, reasons for which, I felt after all the spooky stuff it was time for Sarah to really have something more tangible to be afraid of! ;)

Oops, and yes, there was a film of the same name and it's how I first came across the expression too, but when I learnt it was actually used by romany travellers many, many years ago it felt fitting to slip that in because to me it is such a lovely expression that sadly seems to have died over time.
@Linn: Don't look!! ;)
@MichaelHartman: I imagine it is it's mostly because these guys know they could end up in prison for their actions but it does make one wonder if they partly fear loss of respect from their own friends and family who may be horrified to know what they did. Interesting thought.
@Karlijn: The connection between the cure and the house becomes clearer on the next page. ;)
@kidcthulhu: Tis true unfortunately.
@MichaelHartman: Hiding their faces 'cos they know what they are doing is wrong? Hmmm . . . how about they're hiding their faces because while they think what they're doing is right, they know that the law would see things differently?
Oh dear. This does not look good. One of the darker moments of history.

Or at least history as told by the old lady's husband. (Actually do we know the old lady's name? Or have I just forgotten?)

Or course it might be that these sinister figures are wanting to have words with the pickpocket we saw working the crowd back in part two of The Carlingford Curse.

Oh and I thought 'Sky West and Crooked' sounded familiar; it was the title of a nineteen sixties drama. Which, apart from the very dramatic opening scene, I've never seen.
Linn
February 18th, 2017
Oh no I can see where this is going!
BURN THE WITCH, SEND HE BACK TO HELL. IS it not funny even back then they hid faces to hide the fact they know what they were doing is wrong.
I was a bit speechless after reading this... Besides the pages being absolutely gorgeous the story is really interesting too, I wonder how it relates to the house!
No good can come from this...

Great page and the coloring on the torches is top notch. But still, no good can from this...
The story so far:
Since moving into the family home of her girlfriend Lucy, Sarah is convinced the house is haunted. At first she assumed it was Lucy's previous partner who died there in mysterious circumstances but now she is not so sure! An old couple who live nearby are telling Sarah about the strange legend that surrounds the house..
@Dragonrider: Haha dirty bitch! I haven't seen her in years but I always preferred her singing to her acting.
@skyangel: Cher was a great entertainer till she got too big from her pants, split with Sonny, the "Love Of Her Life" she says if so why'd they split. Also showed the world she was too big for her pants on MTV and did that USO Show on the Battleship where she performed her entire show no pants, extra short micro skirt and flashed everybody.
@ohanyname!: I don't want to give too much away but the purpose of this sub-story is to show how Sarah's judgement of what really happened to Laura becomes clouded by false information. It's also what leads Sarah indirectly to the truth.