Daily Archives: May 4, 2018

Ascent – ‘C. M. Smile’ #writephoto

I did not want to ascend these stairs. For who waited for me was unawares. The ball is for those who are making matches. They needed me to be chosen to take over the classes. Ascending the stairs, roses came … Continue reading

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Ascent – Rosemary Carlson #writephoto

The trip to Scotland had been wonderful. My roots were there, in the Highlands, and I’d always wanted to visit. Now, it was time to go home. We were driving along the curvy roads toward the south of Scotland when … Continue reading

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The Boy From Po Toi – Randall Collis

Reblogged from Global Sojourns Photography: Echoes of a ghost?  Of the future?  Of the past? There is a feeling of perplexity.  I’m no longer standing in the conference room on the top floor of a skyscraper.  There are no floor-to-ceiling windows with … Continue reading

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The Forest – James Pyles #writephoto

The Beginning of the Saga of the Davidson Children Five children abruptly found themselves at night in a dark forest being drenched during a thunderstorm. “Mandy! What happened? Where’s Mom and Dad?” Thirteen-year-old Amanda Davidson felt panic rise her chest. … Continue reading

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A Magic all of its own – Tallis Steelyard

Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard: I remember chatting to old Varsung Baldwig. Given he was, in some way, a mage; I asked why there were so few mages. He was puffing away at that old pipe of his at the time, … Continue reading

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The ascent of a man – Iain Kelly #writephoto

The room spun around him as he lurched to the bottom of the staircase. He swore it had been straight the last time he had been here, now it spiraled upwards, a seemingly insurmountable obstacle. With one hand he gripped … Continue reading

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More than survival

  One of my all-time favourite fantasy cycles is the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen Donaldson. They were the first fantasy books I ever read other than the classics such as Tolkien, Lewis and Carroll. My grandfather … Continue reading

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Stratford-Strange II… Stuart France

* …”My first ‘movie memory’ is from the film, The Matrix. Neo has swallowed the red pill and been unplugged from the system. Having spent some time acclimatising to the real world, he is finally allowed to re-enter the matrix … Continue reading

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Sleepers #midnighthaiku

The innocent sleep Conscience wakes the guilty heart Some dream open eyed

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