Daily Archives: December 21, 2017

The Wheel Turns, and a Cover Reveal!

Originally posted on Helen Glynn Jones:
Today was the shortest day, the moment when the wheel of the year turns towards light again. In the old ways it was called Yule, and marked a time of hope, when a spark…

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Smorgasbord – reblogged: Sally’s Cafe and Bookstore Christmas Extra

Sally Cronin has spent the past few weeks promoting Indie authors in her Christmas Book Store.  She does so all year with a generosity matched by few. This time, she shares her own books… Here are my some of my … Continue reading

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Enlivened – Kim Russell #writephoto

We are enlivened to the core as we stroll across the moor: hills transform into mountains; wintry waste is hemmed by trees and stones; branches shiver with icicles and frost that chill us to our very bones. Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent – A tale of long ago…

Last year, I wrote to Santa every day in Advent and, on the very last day, I told him a story. It is a tale that my mother told me when I was a pup, from the Long Remembering of … Continue reading

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Into the Dark Earth – Steve Tanham

I have always thought that, from a mystical perspective, we are lucky to have winters. This may seem a strange sentiment, but I have my reasons. If we believe that we are a part of what is all around us, … Continue reading

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First in this week…

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Thursday photo prompt – Thaw #writephoto

Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt.  If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed. Throughout the week I will feature as … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up – Mists – #writephoto

Mists * Vision under stress Clouded by survival’s needs The seen is unseen Unnoticed by conscious sight Beauty passes unremarked * Eyes turning inward Seeking the unsolvable Fixate on madness Moments slide into the mist Their gifts unlooked-for refused * … Continue reading

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A light in the darkness

“I have awoken with a fire in my belly, a good fire, one that speaks of life, a beacon in the dark, and if I place it on a high enough peak perhaps you can see it, perhaps it can … Continue reading

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Flown #midnighthaiku

All colour has flown Seeking the birth of a sun To banish shadows

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