Wednesday, April 13, 2005

"Mummified Couple Found in Peatbog" by S. P. Elledge

Across northern Europe and the British Isles, almost perfectly preserved bodies of Iron Age men and women are sometimes dug up by workers in peat bogs. Who were these people, and how did they die? Here's one possible answer. Read by Scoot.

All we know is that S. P. Elledge seems to have been working in America in the late twentieth century. This story is from a long-forgotten anthology.

1 comment:

Harriet Scott Chessman said...

This is one of the most beautiful stories in the world. S. P. Elledge is a direct heir to Hawthorne and Emerson, among other visionary writers, yet he brings his own inimitable and very 21st century irony and lyricism to these gorgeous stories.