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The Talking Darkness #writephoto

This is in response to Sue Vincent’s #writephoto ‘Frozen’ and the photo above. He chose his moment to appear at the edge of the dark forest; the forest through which they had come on their murderous journey. The few that knew him used his ancient name: the Talking Darkness…. Anyone in the dark green shadows looking out to the approaching night would have seen … Read More The Talking Darkness #writephoto

River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought

  River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought It was a very specific power and Lord Menascare had never experienced its like, before. If not stopped, time had certainly been changed. No longer was there a uniform flow of things happening in a concerned – unconcerned way. Instead, the unfolding events were made into a running sequence, where the running was … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 20 – The Waters of Thought

River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence

  River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence Lord Menascare pushed with all his might at the edge of the damaged temple door. On the other side of the bronze olbong, Anzety, the high priest, did the same, though in the opposite direction. Both men were wet with the sweat of their efforts, but the discomfort had not diminished their … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 19 – The Return of the Silence

River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn

  River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn The marshlands by the great river gave way to the firmer, broken rock of the valley’s floor as the mule track climbed towards the far hills. The many trails fanned away on either side, as the possible destinations thinned to a single, rocky path. The great white horse did not slow in its … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 18 – Rider on the Dawn

Ben’s Bit, part 15 – Bolero

Ben’s Bit, part 15 – Bolero At first, I think it’s a memory of a dream – of that night when knowledge of the unknown Miss Goodnight, soon to be Golding, came into my life. The heels on the concrete corridor this time are tapping a slower rhythm. It passes my cell door, rendering me fully awake, then diminishes as she walks further along the corridor. … Read More Ben’s Bit, part 15 – Bolero

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures .Alexandra. There was a coffee, a rucksack and a small, red, paper person waiting for me when I arrived at Rose’s Cafe that last Monday morning. But no uncle John… The coffee was hot, so I knew he had been there. Besides, I could ‘feel’ his presence, even though … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 54 – The Tower of the Red Figures

Ben’s Bit, part 14 – A Pruning of Normality

“Tell us about normal, Ben?” asks Dr Grey, looking like a man rejuvenated, as he glances sideways for approval from the silent Governor. “In your own words, of course…” I try to stay calm. The three people in the room are transmitting a mixture of emotions at me. I’m very sensitive to that. It’s probably what led me to study spirituality. You can’t always … Read More Ben’s Bit, part 14 – A Pruning of Normality

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers

  Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers .Alexandra. It was still dark, though the light from the East was streaming into the cold, blue, air. The two take-away cups of coffee looked disappointing. Not because I could already seen their contents, but because they weren’t from Rose’s cafe. “Last week we were flying over North Lancashire and now the edge of an … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 53 – Two Rivers

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire .Alexandra. When I was younger I did some flying lessons. They began as ‘Try Out Day’ gift for one of my birthdays, and developed into an expensive hobby which I had to give up when I took out a mortgage on my midweek apartment in London. As soon as I experienced the … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 52 – A Descent of Fire

River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three

  River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three Lord Menascare, former mentor to the King-in-Rising, stood in the outer arc of the temple, close to Anzety, the high priest. He watched the care with which Neferaset approached and woke the young priest, Amkhren, whose body was lying, still deeply asleep, where he had left it. The four of them were the only … Read More River of the Sun, chapter 17 – The Rule of Three

Ben’s Bit, part 13 – The White Hot Blade of Separation

“And then there are the moments when the white hot blade of separation comes into your life, and everything changes. In the presence of such instantaneous power, you realise that the human view of transformation is impoverished by a lack of true experience at the edge, while your former life is separated from the now with a cut of such precision that it is … Read More Ben’s Bit, part 13 – The White Hot Blade of Separation

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup

Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup .Alexandra. I was ready when he arrived, fifteen minutes early to my twenty. My notebook was out on the small table, already open at the furiously scribbled summary. Two other objects were concealed beneath it. My carefully timed pair of coffees were just being delivered by Rose. “Gotta hand it to the girl,” said Rose, … Read More Nine Deadly Sins with Coffee, part 51 – Butterfly Soup

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