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Priest of the Sun II

Giant Hill, Cerne-Abbas * …We stop, looking out across the processional way… as the torchlight approaches. The sky is clear, and the Hunter’s Moon illuminates the white outline of the giant. From the Trendle comes the sound of drum beats… … Continue reading

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Clocking off?

The road was calling me north and I couldn’t wait to finish work and give in to its blandishments. The sun was shining and warm, the forecast unusually good for England. The fields were ablaze with the brilliant yellow of … Continue reading

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WHAT’S UP DOC? Lines of communication III…

* … Bugs… The small rabbit came closer to his companion, lolloping on long hind legs. “Let’s go a bit further, Hazel,’ he said. “You know, there’s something strange about the warren this evening, although I can’t tell exactly what … Continue reading

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Lady in Red – Alienora Browning

Reblogged from Alienora’s Anthology… Ali’s account of a challenging role: Paired, I was, with my friend, Dean. He was playing Mortido, the force of death and change, to my Libido (love, life and sexual desire) in the recent Silent Eye, … Continue reading

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Springing into action

It is spring in the south…flowers are opening, birds are singing, and the heating has finally gone off.  It is actually warm and sunny… …and I’m heading north instead for the Silent Eye’s annual workshop. On the upside, that means … Continue reading

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Residential Writing Course with Mary Smith

Some of the participants at one of the Durhamhill Creative Writing Courses From March 13 to 15 I, along with historical novelist Margaret Elphinstone, am teaching on a residential creative writing course at Durhamhill, in a converted coaching house in … Continue reading

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Following a trail

I was roused from sleep at four a.m., dragged wide awake with a phrase ringing in my ears that sent me in search of coffee, computer and a small dog who thinks either that I have lost the plot or … Continue reading

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Break down and break-time

Well, assuming that my poorly car actually escapes at some point today from the mechanics who are holding her captive, and nothing else decides to go wrong, screw up, fall sick or explode… including me… I’ll be heading north shortly … Continue reading

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Shape-shifting (Part 1) – by Running Elk

This series of posts are based on the outline of an exploration session presented at The Silent Eye  (a modern mystery school) “The Feathered Seer” weekend in 2017. Whilst I have attempted to retain some of the flavour of the … Continue reading

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A Bibliomantic Tale… Stuart France

** “Curses,” said Butch, tugging at his collar in the sticky heat. “Now, what?” sighed Serafina. “It’s another of those Silent Eye thing-a-me-jigs.” “A Walk and Talk Weekend?” “That’s the one.” “And what’s so bad about that?” “Well, nothing, ‘cept … Continue reading

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