Tag Archives: myth

Interlude ~ Being There

It was quite strange, really. After a brief, initial wander around the inner stones of Stonehenge, marvelling at the scale and workmanship, almost all of the little party of out-of-hours visitors congregated by the storyteller to listen to and question … Continue reading

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Houska Castle and the Gate to Hell? ~ G. Michael Vasey

Reblogged from The Magical World of G. Michael Vasey: Most people love a creepy story especially if it comes wrapped in mystery and features castles, strange creatures and strange stories. Houska Castle in the Czech Republic has been quite the … Continue reading

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In the lap of the gods ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

Next WIP started and Sue Vincent has found a photo for her prompt to nudge it along. She follows with her eyes the sinuous line that hugs the contours of the hill until it disappears out of sight, to fall … Continue reading

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Winged waves ~ Jane Dougherty #writephoto

And we’re off on another WIP. This isn’t an excerpt, just playing around with ideas. For Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo prompt.   All that is left of the great wave is a silver pool and the rippling fishbones of the … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The one with the alien… (A Thousand Miles of History)

Buckland-Newton ‘Green represents Spirit over Matter’ * We had decided to visit six churches with our companions. That is a lot of churches to visit in one afternoon… and we were conscious that they are not everyone’s cup of tea. … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The pattern in the landscape (A Thousand Miles of History)

Leaving the church, we gathered in the little garden beside it which, so the church’s Keeper of the Keys would later tell us, had been sold to them for the princely sum of £1, with the sole proviso that the … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Ikonography (A Thousand Miles of History)

We walked back into Cerne Abbas for our final visit of the morning. The plan was that we would give a bit of a tour of the church, pointing out some of the more intriguing iconography and historical features before … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – Open minds (A Thousand Miles of History)

Crossing the land upon which the Abbey of Cerne Abbas had once stood, our party split into two groups. The more adventurous went to climb a hill. Having climbed it once before, on the hottest day in memory, and without … Continue reading

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The Giant and the Sun – The Silver Stream (A Thousand Miles of History)

“There is an alchemy of fire and water going on within and without.” Alethea Kehas It is early. The streets of the Dorset village of Cerne Abbas are quiet as we make our way through the hush of morning to … Continue reading

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A novel look at Merlin

Jamie had gone to bed as soon as the others had left and Merlin had followed shortly afterwards. He was still considering the problem of the barguest as he undressed and threw his clothes in a heap on the chair. … Continue reading

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