Daily Archives: December 12, 2016

Time Tripping – Pat Palazy #writephoto

He inhaled sharply, holding the smoke deeply in his lungs, before slowly exhaling, the reams drifting and filling the small space. Hemmed in by the ancient rock formations, he stared absentmindedly out of the V-shaped shaft, as the bright light … Continue reading

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Microfiction #writephoto: Celebration – Jane Dougherty

This is for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt.   The old folk said nothing when they sauntered past in their baggy, tatty-looking clothes, their piercings, tattoos, shaven heads, long plaits or thick beards, all laughing, jabbering about mother goddesses and earth … Continue reading

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Christmas Star by Sue Vincent -Day 12 – Solveig Werner’s Advent Calendar 2016

Day 12 | Advent Calendar Christmas Stars by Sue Vincent I had been pottering round aimlessly when I ‘should’ have be doing dire things to the inner realms of a turkey and creating havoc in the kitchen. That year however, … Continue reading

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Light Reborn: Awaiting the Winter Solstice – Jan Malique

Jan, a Companion of the Silent Eye, joined us for the Saturday of the Ash and Seed weekend and here shares her own perspective on the day: This post has taken a while to write, for a variety of reasons. … Continue reading

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Posterity by Reena #writephoto

Another attempt at Haibun (Prose Poetry coupled with a haiku) Did you say I am getting hyper about nothing? Have you ever seen the map of India? I see my country going up in smoke, and where is the top? … Continue reading

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How the Krampus stole Christmas: DON’T TOUCH, a holiday tale ahead of its (Yule) time! #FantasyThriller #humor

As if a giant bearded fat guy who wants you to sit on his lap isn’t scary enough… [image credit: How a small devil keeps children well behaved in Austria] I think every child who likes fairy tales is a tiny … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Facing fear

Jan arrived in time to share breakfast with the rest of us. She was joining the party for the day and was kitted out to cope with almost any weather. She need not have worried… it was to be an … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent – Ho, Ho, Oh!

Dear Santa, we went for a walk As soon as it got dark, Instead of heading for the fields We went up to the park. We wandered through the village streets And saw the fairy lights They twinkle just like … Continue reading

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The Pebbled Shore… Stuart France

Image and text from the ‘Ash and Seed’ weekend… * As our ‘briefing’ on Friday evening had elicited the information that several of our Companions were ardent pebble collectors… * * We thought we would get ahead of the game … Continue reading

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Beckoning #midnighthaiku

Waking before dawn, I watched from the hotel balcony as golden light erased the stars. Clouds, deepest purple behind the hills, created an ephemeral landscape beyond the horizon that seemed to echo the misty hills of the coastline below. I … Continue reading

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