The Shreiking Womb: Neesh…


…So, Deirdru was kept in a place apart

until she was ready for Connavor’s bed.


No one was allowed into her enclosure

save her foster-mother, her foster-father,

and her nurse maid, Leborcham, the satirist.


One winter’s day when Deirdru’s foster-father was busy

skinning a milk-fed calf, outside, to cook it for her, a

raven flew down and drunk up the blood from the snow.


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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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