Category Archives: fantasy

Mine-Sweeper…

* I entered the ruin to a low hum… The snug fit of my arms in the portal vectors was no accident. Once inserted an irreversible chain reaction commenced. The stone and wood around me shifted into old form: sleek… … Continue reading

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Flash…

* …Quicker than Jumpin’ Jack… the long, green, hairy foot left the Blue Sphere of nowhere and re-assembled before our eyes. We tried to turn. We tried to flee. But we could not. We could not move. We were held … Continue reading

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A song in the darkness…

“… It was like waking into a nightmare within a dream. I could feel sticky limbs attaching themselves to me all over, leeching the life from me. When I dared to open my eyes all I could see were these … Continue reading

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Mister Fox and The Green Man…

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…And the Green Man

* …If Tee’s study was the hub of intelligence, then Miss Hunnyfludd’s office, which comprised no more than a hastily compromised ante-chamber to its plush superior, was the heart… Thomas Welch was currently making himself at home in the heart … Continue reading

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Mister Fox…

* The Grand-Father Clock, tock…tock…tocked reassuringly in the corner of the oak-panelled study. Through the window to one side the ancient time piece’s Big Brother could be discerned dominating the metropolitan sky-line… Tee was willfully oblivious of the time. He … Continue reading

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Swords redrawn… #bookextract #fantasy

Some years ago, I published a fantasy novel, set in the magical landscape of Yorkshire. It was initially written to preserve some of the stories and folklore I had learned as a child, wandering the moors with my grandfather. From … Continue reading

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Songs of a bard….

I love the old stories, the legends and lays of ancient times when the world, from our vantage point, seemed both a more innocent and more magical place, where the impossible walked hand in hand with the improbable and where … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Song

“…Will you forge the straight track for us, old friend?” Merlin asked the giant. Ogmios’ eyes gleamed in the starlight. “Come, it is long since we walked such a path together. Stay close and have your children gather their courage.” … Continue reading

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Beyond the Veil… #bookextract

“Heilyn’s mother, for instance, is no Titania. By human standards she can be cruel and heartless and her morals non-existent. You may not judge by the accepted code of our world. Faery is not immoral, but amoral in our terms. … Continue reading

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