of a Green Eye Angel
copyright 2011 Timothy House
a story by Timothy House
stood eagerly awaiting his flight at YYZ in Toronto. He was a
historian and passionate about the American civil war. His family had
roots there. His wife and daughter would be joining him in a week
before going to Florida for a vacation.
was about to live a life-long dream coming to Gettysburg seeing the
place of Lincoln's speech and researching his family's history. They
came from slaves in South Carolina and escaped to freedom in Canada.
Benjamin Perkins returned to Gettysburg, joined the union army, and
was killed in battle though they were not sure where. This was one of
the things Willis was researching.
flight left and he landed in Harrisburg, he quickly rented a car, and
drove to Gettysburg to check-in to his hotel. After a call to his
wife he decided to sample the ales at the Appalachian Brewing Company
then walked back to the hotel to get some sleep.
he tried to close his eyes an apparition appeared in glowing white as
the light faded she turned into a woman in a nineteenth century dress
Willis, it is good to meet you. I am Virginia Perkins," she
booze must have been stronger than I thought," Willis said.
yes, very funny you have a bit of Benjamin in you," she said.
Perkins? What the hell, this is a bad bad dream," Willis said.
no dream, I assure you!" She replied