Nov. 25th, 2016

lb_lee: A pencil sketch of me drawing/writing in my sketchpad. (art)
The Other Legend of John Henry
Word Count: 1900
Summary: John Henry and his wife Polly know better than to make a deal with the Devil, but when the steam engine comes, they have no choice.
Notes: This story was the winner of the Patreon poll for this month, and was sponsored by my awesome crew at Patreon!  And since donations hit a new milestone for me, I thought I'd both expand this story a little bit and give it an illustration, on top of what I already planned since the money vs. wordcount added up a little funky.  I hope you enjoy!  More notes at the bottom.

All in sepia tones, a picture of John Henry, a strapping man with a LOT of hair, hugging his wife Polly Ann, a pregnant woman in a dark dress with a kerchief around her head.  Their expressions are peaceful and loving.

Everyone knows the story of John Henry, the man with the hammer who fought the machine of progress and won-- for a little while, anyway. Everyone also knows that the victory came at the cost of his own life.

But there’s a different story about him and his wife, one less well known.

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