The Priest is Coming For Supper

The new priest came just before Christmas, in the last year of what they would call the Great Famine.

It began with the rain, more rain than anyone could remember, unending storms that left the fields choked with useless crops.

All over the country, people had slaughtered their livestock. People lived on tree bark and grass, on sad bits of bread, on roots and on nettles. An old…