PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Each summer the Riordans flew to Cork, Ireland. While parents, Clancy and Mary, did detector-led archeological forays, ten-year-old twins, Sally and Conor, explored on their own.
Mr. & Mrs. Riordan found varied baubles over the years; one of them now rests on velvet in a museum. The twins stumbled upon a dream at the abandoned farm of Molly Maguire and convinced their parents to buy the property.
Twenty years later, Sally and Conor planted five acres with grapes, are restoring the crumbled stone farmhouse, and are building a winery over the cave they found in Old Mrs. Maguire’s chicken coop.
This story gives a nod to a TV series I love, “Detectorists.” Although the series is filmed in Suffolk, England, I like the idea of it being set in Ireland. Fictioneers have magic wands and wave them at-will.
Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is the talented host of Friday Fictioneers.