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Gate to the Land of Youth II… Stuart France

* … Within the walls of the white-washed house Fin, and his Merry-Men, found an old man lying bent on the edge of the hearth with a sheep tied to the wall alongside. They sat at table and the old … Continue reading

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Gate to the Land of Youth… Stuart France

* Fin and his Merry-Men were hunting atop a hill. All day they were there yet caught no glimpse of game. As evening drew in, Fin spoke, “let’s turn for home, boys, there is naught for us on this dismal … Continue reading

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State of Nations… Stuart France

* If a nation Fails to stand In right relation To its stories… Continue reading at Stuart France

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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 … Continue reading

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Masks of Sod

* …For those of you who have not yet realised, the preceding monographs have followed, relatively closely, the lines laid out by the Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, in his master-work, ‘Fear and Trembling’. Quite apart from his unquestionble literary genius … Continue reading

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Bent-Black-Sun-Day… Stuart France

  * “There is one thing that still troubles me,” said Wen who really seemed to have the ‘Rapunzel’ thing stuck in her craw. “Yaas,” said Don, in his most irritating drawl. “Shouldn’t the seasons be sisters?” “On what grounds?” … Continue reading

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Mountains White as Clouds… Stuart France

* … “As I see it,” continues Wen, “we have two possible identities for an Old Woman who tends a Herb Garden and can be described as an Enchantress, or an Ogress…” “Only two?” “She is either Mother Earth or … Continue reading

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Parsley and Partiality: King of kings… Stuart France

* “In fact,” says Wen, placing the metaphorical bit firmly between her teeth, “I’m not even sure I’m happy with the term folk belief, I think I prefer folk wisdom.” “And which version of the tale do you prefer?” “Oh, … Continue reading

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Parsley and Partiality: Craving… Stuart France

* “Before we solve that particular problem,” says Wen, warming to her theme, “I’d like to spend some time considering the ‘craving motif’.” “It is not particularly overt in the Grimm version. I even thought about including it as a … Continue reading

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Parsley and Partiality… Stuart France

* … “I’ve answered two of the questions,” smiles Wen. “You mean you’ve found solutions to two of the problems, and which would they be then?” “I know where the tower is situated.” “Ah, I thought you had the air … Continue reading

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