Category Archives: earth

Guest Author: Alan Richardson – The Lightbearer

Alan Richardson is one of those authors who seems to have always been on my shelves. I first came across his work more years ago than I care to remember, when I was devouring every reputable book on magic and … Continue reading

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Castlerigg – spectacle and speculation

Castlerigg was not always known by its more modern name. Once it was better known as the Carles… and a carl was a ‘free man’. The name Carl also has associations with royalty. ‘Rigg’ simply means ‘ridge’…  Perhaps it was … Continue reading

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Castlerigg – a mystery in stone

The squeaking continued pretty much all the way, as we drove through the Yorkshire Dales, through the northern Edge of Lancashire and finally into Cumbria.  The landscape here is amazing in any weather, but with the snow laying thick on … Continue reading

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Autumn morning

With a couple of hours to spare on a glorious late-autumn morning, a walk in the woods seemed like a good idea. Ashridge holds a lot of very special memories for me. Amongst other things, there was the magic of … Continue reading

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Microfiction #writephoto: Last colours by Jane Dougherty

When the last polar bear was shot in the suburbs of Edinburgh, when sand dunes swallowed Dakar and Cairo, and Lake Baikal was no more than a muddy puddle, the Earth began to shut down. There was no more wilderness … Continue reading

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Three Day, Three Quotes – day two

“It takes great deal of courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it.” ― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband Thanks to Kim Russell who included me in the Three Day, Three Quotes challenge. … Continue reading

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Where were we? The Hellfire Caves…

We headed down to the entrance to the caves… my friend had long wanted to see them and s we were here…and it was raining… it semed perfect timing. Granted, I should have remembered that the path into the bowels … Continue reading

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The saddest tale

“Are you a storyteller, Thomas Covenant?” Absently he replied, “I was, once.” “And you gave it up? Ah, that is as sad a tale in three words as any you might have told me. But a life without a tale … Continue reading

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When surgeons kill…

A nice man… jovial, friendly… he even made the inevitable joke about my lack of inches. His dog likes him… You get the impression he is the kind of guy who would help anyone. He’s still a murderer though. His … Continue reading

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Find Us A Place by BART Station Bard

Do we really need four walls? Reblogged from BART Station Bard Do Druids need a community center? This question comes up fairly often. I’ve definitely thought of it myself. There’s an empty church nestled next to the largest trees in … Continue reading

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