And so to bed ~ Tallis Steelyard


Reblogged from Tallis Steelyard:

The following tale comes from a time when Maljie was young, sweet and innocent. Now it stands to reason she must once have been young. If being young ever becomes a hanging offence, we’ve all in serious trouble. As a gentleman I make a point of presuming the sweetness and innocence. In this I am perhaps at odds with Maljie’s younger sister who begs leave to doubt it.

Still, the scene is set and the actors are about to enter from the wings. The first to enter is Maljie. As I said, young, and I still cling to the possibility of sweet and innocent. She had acquired a gentleman admirer, a young watchman of much her own age. The next actor on the state is Maljie’s mother. She had decided that she must absent herself on an errand of mercy. The nature of this errand is never made entirely clear, but it means that Maljie will be left unattended, as her mother will not be able to return home until the following day.

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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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8 Responses to And so to bed ~ Tallis Steelyard

  1. jwebster2 says:

    Community relations is very important!


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