The Curse of Alizon Device

Alex Indovina
9 min readOct 30, 2020
Credits @miriamespacio, unsplash

In late March, 1612, Alizon Device strolled through a lane in the woods. She passed by a peddler named John Law and asked him for some pins. He refused to open his bag and walked on. Enraged by his slight, Alizon turned around and cursed the peddler. Law collapsed — his arms went limp, his speech faltered, and his face drooped.

A few days later she visited Law at an inn where he was recovering. Perhaps convinced of…

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Alex Indovina

Just your average dude with a master’s in history who enjoys writing, huskies, and cheap wine.