The Evening Wolf Stories: Chapter 2
They said that the Devil came to Elmsley on that cold Christmas Eve night. They said that he came to see one of his own born into the world on the day of Our Lord. They said that it was Eve. She was the child that the Devil came to see; the witch; the evil harridan. Whatever she was, Eve grew to be a woman who lived before her time. She was feared, loved, hated and revered. She asked for nothing, except to be left alone, but they would not allow her to live, or die, in peace.
Eve’s story is one of superstition, cruelty, love, kindness and revenge. She was condemned and accused of evil because of her family’s past. She came from a long line of cunning folk and she was not to be forgiven for carrying the name of Shetcliffe, a name that had echoed down the centuries as being associated with evil and witchery. Eve had to protect herself and those she loved, and she would do that at any cost.
She did warn them to be aware…be very aware!