This is a ghost story- and it’s a love story. it’s about a man who loved a woman. A man who thought the flame of their love could never diminish, but it did. What had once been a dance had become a battle. They fought and fought and in the dead of night after angry words were spoken, he left their bed and saddled his horse. she said to him:
-If you don’t come back in three days, you can never come back. mark my words, i’ll be gone.
Still angry, the man rode away and he enjoyed the solitude. The noise of their argument was replaced by the soothing sounds of the forest. But after just two days in the forest, he grew lonely and he was filled with regret. He wanted to return to the woman he loved and he wanted to return to the life that he missed. So he found a shortcut through the woods and he took it. He was desperate to get back to the woman he loved before it was too late. Her threats rang in his head. Would she wait for him or would she be true to her words, would she be gone? He could feel his horse losing speed, as if it wouldn’t make it through the night. The man came to the edge of a dark and unknown swamp. He had to make a decision. Does he go through the swamp or go around it? Next to the swamp was a boy. the man asks the boy:
-Tell me, does the swamp have a hard bottom?
And the boy tells the man it does. So the man guides his horse into the swamp and as he begins to sink deeper and deeper into the swamp, he says to the boy:
- I thought you said it had a hard bottom.
And the boy says:
- It does, you’re just not there yet.