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Selby Abbey – Phoenix

“From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring…” Tolkien, Lord of the Rings Just before midnight, October 19th 1906, workers who had been installing a new system in the organ saw flames in … Continue reading

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Heartfire 4 am ~ Steve Tanham

I sometimes wonder if the fire is kin to what I am within Is skin to what I am within – when darkness lures A hiss of icy night and eyes too tired to find delight The swishing of the … Continue reading

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Poke Practice ~ Na’ama Yehuda #writephoto

“I’ll flunk.” Malinda sighed. Her brother needed an inordinate amount of putting up with. “You’ll be fine,” she forced calmness into her voice. In part because she felt bad for him — Jerrod had always been too sensitive and too-tightly … Continue reading

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Rebuilding ~ Adele #writephoto

It stood there, a monochrome structure, unusual in appearance as tourists and curiosity seekers descended upon its immaculate grounds like a swarm of locusts. They came every year to see if it would cave in. The owners of the property … Continue reading

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Beltane Eve…

The thirtieth of April is traditionally the eve of Beltane, the rebirth of summer when, according to Borrobil, the strange little man of William Croft Dickinson’s classic tale, the dark king of winter must be defeated by the white king … Continue reading

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The wounded heart of Paris

The white dome of the Sacré-Cœur, floating like some fairy tale castle against the blackness was my very first glimpse of Paris. It was a school trip, we were no more than children… and I fell in love with the … Continue reading

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Before The Flood ~Bladud Fleas #writephoto

Removing themselves from the tent, the three of them sat cross-legged on the sheet of tarpaulin, and looked skywards. “Red sky in the morning, shepherds’ warning”, said Japheth. “Red sky at night, shepherds’ delight”, added Shem. “Baked potatoes on lamb, … Continue reading

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The Great Outdoors ~ Fandango #writephoto

“What a stunning sunset, Josh. Isn’t it beautiful?” Sara asked. “Look at how much dimension there is to the sky with that layer of clouds. It’s so dramatic.” “This is pure madness, Sara,” Josh said. “It’s cold and damp and … Continue reading

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Beautiful “Sunset” – Fandango #writephoto

“Is that glow from a fire on the other side of the hill?” Samantha asked, pointing towards the hills to the west just across the creek. “Maybe we need to get outta here before it spreads this way.” “I don’t … Continue reading

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A Light in the Dark – Emily Weatherburn #writephoto

  The clouds above us were dark, but from beyond the mountain ridge, I could see the beginnings of a golden ray of light. It shone upwards into the sky, turning the grey into a golden yellow. It was a … Continue reading

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