Tag Archives: Merlin

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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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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Merlin and Morgain Reunited ~ Jan Malique #writephoto

The wily mage has decided to make an appearance for this challenge, I suppose he has a good reason for doing so. He’s also brought a companion. Without further ado I present to you my offering to the Thursday Photo … 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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Full Circle: A Seat at the Round Table?

Three weeks before the workshop, Stuart and I had headed north to walk the ground. Most of the sites we already knew, but there were a couple we had not visited in person and, if at all possible, we will … Continue reading

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Feeling Beyond Form…

* We certainly hadn’t intended to talk about Arthur, let alone Merlin when we pencilled in Penrith as the starting point for our weekend workshop. But the land has a way of communicating it’s own ‘sweet terror’ and when we … Continue reading

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Green grow the rushes O’ III…

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Going west – the talking stone

While I was researching the cathedral at St Davids, I came across a couple of legends that caught my fancy. Both of them concern Llechllafar, the talking stone. The name just by itself was intriguing… where did the emphasis lie? … Continue reading

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I will give…

“Until last night, it all seemed fairly straightforward. You know. Defeat monsters, find magic sword, save the world, then go home for tea.” He stopped pacing and looked Merlin straight in the eye. “Oh, part of me understood the importance … Continue reading

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Tea, scones and questions

I had a weird dream last night and it left me thinking quite a lot this morning. I remember the encounter and the questions vividly, asked by a figure that shone; in another age I would have called it angelic. … Continue reading

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