The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple – turn to page 56 in your current read (or 56% in your e-reader) and post a few non-spoilery sentences.
Today’s quote is from Toil & Trouble: 15 Tales of Women & Witchcraft. It’s a perfect book for the Halloween season. Page 56 lands in the story “Afterbirth” by Andrea Cremer.
“Do not speak thusly,” I argue. “You have done nothing wrong.”
Midwife Ley coughs again, then smiles sadly. “In my mind and yours I have done no wrong. But my words contradicted those of our minister and the judge’s wife. I alone raised the possibility that the judge got a child by his servant. In the eyes of the village, my truths cannot be suffered to live.”