Tag Archives: yorkshire

Invitation ~ Sisyphus #writephoto

Letter found at the gate, pinned on a mysterious (dead) body… Dear Miss Marples, I wish to let you know of circumstances that, hopefully, may attract your attention. You should know first of all that I am the sole successor … Continue reading

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The long way home

Snow permitting, I am on my travels again briefly, and heading north. Regular visitors may have noticed that on very rare occasions I may mention the North of England. Just the odd, passing reference perhaps, here and there, to Yorkshire … 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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Guest author: Sheila Williams ~ St Tropez, a story extract and a NEW book!

When I was fifteen my parents considered me sensible enough to go on an exchange holiday to France. Little did they know. I was excited, nervous. I had never been on holiday alone; I had never been in a plane; … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Sunday best…

We were right about the church; St Mary’s, Sledmere, was well worth a look, though not for our usual reasons. We normally visit the older places of worship by choice, seeking within their hallowed walls the stories and symbolism that … Continue reading

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Spectral ~ Sisyphus #writephoto

The old mill stands still, in the frozen landscape; there, they worked, had fun, sometime loved. Now, there is only emptiness, silent stones, pale ghosts recounting long forgotten stories. All round lived once a multitude, poor but hopeful. Children were … Continue reading

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The Twelve Apostles and Burley Moor ~ Mark Sunderland

Reblogged from Mark Sunderland Photography ~ Mark visits a place close to my heart. Please click through to see the rest of his gorgeous pictures of one of my favourite stone circles: I thought it was a bit ironic as … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Headless Body ~ James Elkington

Reblogged from Mountains, Myths and  Moorlands: An unnamed giant lived on these moors – he wasn’t a good giant, he was a bad giant and he robbed and persecuted the folk who lived round about. The locals needed a hero … Continue reading

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St Gregory’s Minster ~ James Elkington

Reblogged from Mountains, Myths and Moorlands: Map Ref: SE8667594943 From Pickering in North Yorkshire, take the A170 towards Helmsley. Go through the market town of Kirkbymoorside, and after a mile or so you will see a road marked ‘Kirkdale’. Take this … Continue reading

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Horatio Clarke ~ Notes to Women #writephoto

Cora walked along the path, the new bonnet in her hand. While the family was entertaining the vicar and his family, she opted to venture out here. Her face was turned up to the sky, her flushed cheeks becoming. She … Continue reading

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