Tag Archives: Fairy Tale

The Eye-Guy… Stuart France

* SPOILS OF THE ABYSS  When Pryderi, Lord of Underhill, was treated for the  injury done to his arm by Tyrnonos, Thunder-of-Water,  his leech, Nudd, found that he was unable to save the limb; so  he hacked it down to … Continue reading

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Flash fiction #writephoto: The dragonslayer – Jane Dougherty

This short story is inspired by Sue Vincent’s gorgeous photo.   In the middle of a distant ocean was an island fringed with inlets that made natural harbours, and with many rivers that made fertile valleys. The island should have … Continue reading

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All – Ex – Andros… Stuart France

  One is All… In Alchemy there are no short cuts. Many are those who have spent a life-time seeking its treasure in vain. On the other hand, everything it promises to reveal is freely given at the outset. One … Continue reading

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Tell Tale Signs V… Stuart France

A very early version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’, perhaps, yet there is much more here than merely a cautionary tale. Or is this the ‘first entrance’ of our much vaunted king Arthur? The emphasis on topography and the singularly macabre … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan III… Stuart France

* …Many years later, in the reign of Art-mac-Conn, at the festival of Samhuin, the Master Poets came to the feast, as was their custom, and they brought their tablets of poetry with them. When king Art saw the tablets … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan II… Stuart France

* …Afterwards the same uncanny man went to the south and accosted Elaine as she was resting from her travels in a sun-trap. “From whence do you come and where are you heading, unknown?” said Elaine. “From the mouth of … Continue reading

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The Tale of Bally-mac-Buan… Stuart France

* Bally ‘sweet-speech’ the renowned story teller secretly arranged to tryst with Elaine, daughter of king Fergus. The one from Ulster, the other from Leinster… Both set out to meet at Ross-na-Ree on the south side of the river Boyne. … Continue reading

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