Daily Archives: November 3, 2019

Annika Perry reviews Sally Cronin’s ‘What’s in a Name?’

Reblogged from Annika Perry’s Writing Blog: Shakespeare said it so well, didn’t he? Or did he? “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Even as a sixteen-year-old studying ‘Romeo … Continue reading

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Steel Myself ~ Annette Rochelle Aben #writephoto

It was my suit of armor, the web of lies I wove. Couldn’t let them get to know the real me for then they would surely leave. I was a more interesting person with the lies. I felt powerful. Continue … Continue reading

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Living Lore: Gary Stocker and The Phantom Miller of Bearley

I would like to welcome Gary Stocker, who, having seen my appeal for folklore and folk tales, sent me an email packed with wonderful stuff. So much, in fact, that I decided a regular series of posts was the only … Continue reading

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Web ~ Willow Willers #writephoto

Sir Reginald Farquharson, late, (very late, at least two hundred years late) of this parish was well aware what day it was. The children of the house had been busy this afternoon. They had put a white lacey shift under … Continue reading

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Web ~ Anita Dawes #writephoto

Inside the broken castle walls An ancient suit of armour stands empty Her silken thread weaving, time passing Long lost fairy tales hidden beneath her touch Great battles lose their meaning When our lack of immortality Can clearly be seen … Continue reading

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Written in stone

There has been a bit of a preoccupation around here lately with stone. Between the recent and forthcoming workshops we will have visited a fair number of stone circles, standing stones and burial chambers and it might be tempting to … Continue reading

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Spiderwoman ~ Neel Anil Panicker #writephoto

There she was, her deathly charm quite invisible to the naked eye, tip toeing ever so slightly onto the ballroom, her dainty legs making love to the creamy white mosaic floors, the softest of whispers echoing all over high walls. … Continue reading

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Calling #midnighthaiku

* The future awaits Lined with gold or veiled in grey Still it calls us home *  

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