Curse of the Hay-Collar… Stuart France

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Tyrnonos, Lord of Dyved, ruled the seven townships in a dark land.

Tyrnonos was known as the Thunder-of-Water,

for his mother found him in a cavern, behind a water-fall,

and there was no braver man in all the realm.

Tyrnonos had a mare in his household and he regarded her as the best horse in all nine  worlds.  Every May Eve, she foaled, but no one ever knew anything more of the foal, so that the Lord of Dyved said to his Master of the Horse, “We are fools to lose the foal of this mare every year.”

        “But, what can be done about it?” asked the Master of the Horse.

   “Three days hence it will be May Eve,” said Tyrnonos, “and I intend to find out what fate the foals have met with.”

So, Tyrnonos went with the seven chieftains of Dyved to hold counsel upon the Fair-Mound of Arbeth, and to see what could be seen.

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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 and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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5 Responses to Curse of the Hay-Collar… Stuart France

  1. The Militant Negro says:

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  2. chris jensen says:

    Darling, have you given-up, writing your own?


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