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Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben

Lands of Exile: But ‘n’ Ben Stuart France & Sue Vincent   For once, Don was right… it was all Wen’s fault. If only Ben had not insisted in going back for the gun… Don and Wen should hand themselves … Continue reading

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‘A Forest’…

* …The drink has stirred up my emotions and memories of the trip flick through my mind in no particular order but return, time and again, to Cardwell… * Its waterfall and rock-pool. The water, black as death. The surrounding … Continue reading

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Dereliction…

* …That night Jed’s ‘derelict’ appears in the bed-room enveloped in an aura of light. He slowly crouches and whispers in my ear: ” ‘E cummin outta dem bushes shinin’, ‘e shinin’ like sum black buff sun. * ‘E donna … Continue reading

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Lizard Men…

* QUEEN OF THE NIGHT… It is night and I cannot sleep. Jed cannot sleep either. I can hear him turning in his bed but I do not speak. Steve is asleep. It must be about three in the morning. … Continue reading

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The Living One: Caravan to Cairns… Stuart France

St John the Evangelist * “We’ll need books!” “What do you mean?” “All good schools have a range of associated texts which their students can use as background reading.” “That’s true, do we have any?” “We may have a few…” … Continue reading

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Living Wood, Living Stone…

* “Who are you to say these things to me?” said Judas Thomas. Joshua said, “You do not know who I am from what I say to you? Then you have disregarded the living one who is in your presence. … Continue reading

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Living Flame…

* “I shall give you what no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no hand has touched, for the thing that I shall give you has not arisen from the human heart. * Continue reading at … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Drawing in the threads…

I turned the car down a narrow lane to greet Long Meg and her Daughters.  Leaving Kirkoswald church, we had taken the route we have travelled so often towards Penrith. We had driven up and down this road, backwards and … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: Filling the cup…

We pushed open the door to St Oswald’s church. It is still with a feeling of anticipation that we cross the threshold of these ancient places of worship. Churches that look incredible from outside have sometimes been so unsympathetically restored … Continue reading

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Dreaming Stones: From the depths…

We could see, as soon as we passed through the gate, that the church in Kirkoswald was going to be a good one. The village itself bears its name… Oswald’s church… and the dedication was given because the body of … Continue reading

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