The Heretic ~ Iain Kelly #writephoto

The following writings were discovered during renovation work on the keep of Castle Uamhas in the far Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland. It was written on parchment that had been preserved hidden within the stonework of the walls, which have withstood the intolerable climate of those wild islands for more than a thousand years. The original text was presented in the Scots Gaelic language, but, that tongue being unfathomable to most, has here been translated into English.

(The top portion of the parchment is torn and the first section missing.)

…be long gone. I have lost track of how long they have kept me here. My only view is through a narrow cross slit in the wall. I watch the grey sun rise and fall but I have lost count of the days, weeks and months. I can see the grey castle and the grey sky. My whole world is grey and dark now. I cannot determine the seasons passing as they all maintain their grey nature in this forsaken place. The castle truly does have a fitting title.

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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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