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 renewal. The old folk looked darkly and turned away. Some shrugged, some shook their heads sadly. Some muttered about what the gardai were thinking of letting the eejits go ahead with their nonsense. But it was Muldoon’s field and he’d let anyone traipse across it, as long as they steered clear of the bullocks and paid for their places on the campsite.

The followers of Mother Danu set up their vigil in the tiny room at the end of the short passage. It wasn’t an imposing grave, no king or queen had been buried there, but that did not mean it had no importance. The disciples had no notion who occupied the passages beneath the hill. They insisted the room was a temple to the sun god or the moon goddess, or was it both? Old Peig had tried to tell the ignorant fuckers.

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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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5 Responses to Microfiction #writephoto: Celebration – Jane Dougherty

  1. ellenbest24 says:

    Jane has twisted and turned until she made it her own once more. Never fails to surprise me, good job.


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