Month: November 2015

A silver cord

Sue’s memories touch a cord…

River of the Sun, Chapter Seven – The Crystal Air

  Chapter Seven The Crystal Air The great candles hissed and spat, casting off acrid fumes that were masked by the sweet incense rising from the copper burners, made to an ancient formula which spoke of purple flowers in the night. Their light was bright, and cast flickering shadows off the sacred objects in the temple which became dancing forms that flowed across the … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Seven – The Crystal Air

Frozen White

  A line of sight Which calls in frozen white To towering forms of shapeless spray That shield incoming night. ©Copyright Stephen Tanham 2015  

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 39 – Twins of Time

.Alexandra. I wasn’t late, but the object placed ominously in the middle of our table suggested I might be… “Morning John,” I said, warily. “Is this supposed to tell me that time is running out – that I’d better get enlightened quick or you’ll pass the time with another acolyte?” He stared at me, saying nothing, as I digested what I had just uttered… … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 39 – Twins of Time

From Bakewell with love – the gift of surprise

What do you do when two of your best friends put you in gaol for a crime the three of you carried out… and leave you there? The characters of Wen, Don and Ben in the Doomsday series by Stuart France and Sue Vincent are not-so-loosely based on the three people who run the Silent Eye School. Imagine, in real life,  joining the other two one … Read More From Bakewell with love – the gift of surprise

Waste no more time…

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
My son has been through hell lately. Not for the first time and, life being what it is, probably not for the last. As some will know he faced a major challenge in 2009 when he was stabbed through the brain and left for dead in an alley. His determination to heal on all levels has…

River of the Sun, Chapter Six – The Wide Waters

Chapter Six – The Wide Waters Anzety, brother of Neferaset and the high priest of the temple of Isis, stood between the landing pillars and looked into the distance at the pilgrim boat departing from the eastern bank of the great river, heading for the temple island of Gezirah an-Nabatath, his home for the past ten years. The old and rickety craft rolled heavily at … Read More River of the Sun, Chapter Six – The Wide Waters

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 38 – The Three-sided Coin

.Alexandra. “The story of Heracles and the Golden Apples begins with failure…” I said. “It does,” replied John, sipping his latté. “Just as, in the first story, with the Wild Mares, Heracles gets a bitter lesson that never leaves him, with his failure to protect the life of young Abderis, despite his success in overcoming the wild she-horses.” He stopped, then, and looked at … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 38 – The Three-sided Coin

Wedded in Sorrow

When the strength of our reaction Creates the enemy Giving him a strength in life He never had in death. (c)Copyright Stephen Tanham 2015  

Be Yourself

Storm winds

Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
I wake to darkness and silence; the only sound that of the wind howling like some demented beast. The only sensation a heaviness of the limbs and a strange tickling on my face. Not even any traffic noise from the road at the end of the lane. It has to be still the middle of the…

River of the Sun, Chapter Five – The Fire Within

“Enough. You may release the tension.” He would not know that certain of the herbs in the incense were there to relax the body. He would think he had come close to failing her. This was all part of the build-up to his initiation, to take place later. That edge of failure – and the chasm beyond, were part of a pattern that began the breaking of the reflection…

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