#writephoto: moonlit–under Raven’s moon

Lorraine's frilly freudian slip

Under Raven’s moon, next to a sacred lake, a tiny woman unbraided her waterfall of raven hair. A bonfire awaited her grey stained smock and high apron, tattered stockings. She arranged next to the fire, sheets of linen for drying; salves, scented oils. Bundles of herbs and plants to be put in the fire; new sprigs of dried lavender and ribbons to braid into her hair.

As a healer, she bathed often, sluicing blood, pus and evil off her skin. But the icy lake waters truly cleansed her heart, soul and spirit. She dove deep into the moon-specked waters, surfacing, breathless and numb from the cold. She could feel the chill waters sucking out and absorbing the toxins, cleansing her body, her heart, soul and spirit.

She searched the shoreline for the fire’s warm glow, and kicked hard for the beach. Wrapping herself in layers of linen, she threw sweet…

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to #writephoto: moonlit–under Raven’s moon

  1. Please explain this to me. I am an avid learner. Who are these Women, who are cleansing their bodies in the Waters ?

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