This is a Three Things Challenge as set by the haunted wordsmith, see link below:
Here are the three words for 14 June 2018: history, witch, Pacific Ocean
This story also includes the Word Prompt: Nefarious
I was born in Salem. Not the Salem in Massachusetts, renowned in history for it ancient witch trial. The one in Oregon, near the Pacific Ocean.
It was founded by settlers keen to leave behind those old stories of Witches and witchcraft and other nefarious things.
What they didn’t know was that it was coming with them.
Travelling with the settlers was my great-grandmother, Hecuba Carey. She had been young at the time. A woman with long red hair that she refused to keep tied up and under a bonnet. She had also been schooled well in the ways of witchery by her own mother and send forth with the…