Daily Archives: April 30, 2020

“Great Women, Great Writing, Great Stories.” Judith Barrow with Alison Layland

Reblogged from Judith Barrow: My greatest support has come from the group of authors published by Honno. We have a Facebook group where we can chat and ask for help, information and generally boost moral when it’s needed. And we’ve … Continue reading

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The crest ~ Nascent Ederren #writephoto

First in this week… It’s always so much like a waterfall. The slow and steady streams of life cascading down the rock. Do they plunge into an abyss from which there is no return or world in which flow as … Continue reading

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Woodsmoke and oranges – a visit to Haddon Hall

It was the morning after the Riddles of the Night* workshop that I have shared again recently. We wandered out into the landscape. Although the workshop was over, apparently, the work begun on the weekend was only just beginning…  Parts … Continue reading

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The Old One and the Gatekeeper ~ Steve Tanham

The Old One crested the rise in the road and turned to look back at the land he had loved. If all went to plan, it would be the last time he saw his home. The breeze that should have … Continue reading

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* …That night Jed’s ‘derelict’ appears in the bed-room enveloped in an aura of light. He slowly crouches and whispers in my ear: ” ‘E cummin outta dem bushes shinin’, ‘e shinin’ like sum black buff sun. * ‘E donna … Continue reading

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Thursday photo prompt: Cascade #writephoto

Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt. You can find all last week’s entries in the weekly round-up, which was published earlier today. Throughout the week, I will feature as many of the responses here on the Daily Echo as time and … Continue reading

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Photo prompt round-up: Eve #writephoto

Changing of the guard From life through death to rebirth The seasons turning * The photo for this week’s prompt was taken at the Imbolc celebrations in Marsden, West Yorkshire, a few years ago. The night is lit with flames, … Continue reading

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On the eve of Beltane…

It is Beltane Eve and, every year, the same few things come back to me… There is the battle between the Winter King and the Summer King that I loved as a child, from William Croft Dickinson’s Borrobil, the number … Continue reading

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Eve ~ Honoré Dupuis #writephoto

“You people don’t know what you’re doing… You think it’s fun, brandishing torches, setting fire to the pyre, while He is looking at you from behind the mask. Idiots! Go on, carry on playing, lose yourself in these wild dances … Continue reading

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Beltane #midnighthaiku

Prescient petals Prefigure summer’s passion Heartwarming magic *

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