This week I thought I'd mix it up a bit with Raidergirl's It's Tuesday, Where Are You? along with MizB's Teaser Tuesday.
This week I'm in Andover, Massachusetts. The year is 1692 and my family and I just found out that a warrant has been issued for my mother for witchery. They are coming to take her to the jail in Salem Village in the morning. There have already been many arrests in neighboring villages and even as far away as Boston. My father has tried to persuade her to leave and go into hiding but my mother, being a very strong-willed woman, won't think of it. She plans to go before the magistrate and explain to them how ridiculous their claims are. If only they would believe her. My mother is not the kind of woman to back down and she has created tensions with many of our neighbors who claim she has cast spells on them.
Then another man said, "They say there is one true test for a witch. You throw 'em in the river. If they drown, their innocense is proved. If they float, they're a witch and you take 'em out and hang 'em." ~ page 218 of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent