The Stone of Courage – Guest Post by Jemima Pett at TRSA…

Reblogged from The Story Reading Ape:

Just a reminder, every second Sunday of the month I’m doing a serial with an original illustration from the wonderful Dani English, who also does my book covers.

If you missed the previous months, here is JanuaryFebruary, March and April

It’s May, and we reach Part 5 in my serial starring two fox-rabbits, a magpie, a man, his horse and various other travellers they find on their adventure.

Part 5 – The Stone of Courage

The covered wagon rattled and shook as it continued down the road.  Beside the horse strode a red-cloaked raven.  On the seat, holding the reins, sat Talbot, the fox-rabbit.

“That’s right dearie, hold them just lightly enough to keep the horse’s head knowing you’re still there.”

“But Mavis, I don’t want to hurt him.”

“You won’t if you’re gentle. He’s deaf, otherwise you could tell him what to do.  Ah, there’s a fork in the road.  Pull on the reins to make him stop.  That’s the ticket.  Well, now…”

“Well, now?”

Mavis, the raven, frowned.

“What’s wrong?”

“It’s been a while since I travelled this road, dearie, but I don’t remember this junction.  And something about the signpost doesn’t seem right, too.”

Talbot sat dumb, his nervousness returning with a rush.  He’d been so confident of the merchant, but now she seemed undecided. He jumped as a snorting noise erupted from the bushes on his right.

“Who’s there?” called the raven.  “What have you been doing with this signpost?

Continue reading at  The Story Reading Ape

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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8 Responses to The Stone of Courage – Guest Post by Jemima Pett at TRSA…

  1. Thanks for sharing, Sue ❤️

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