12 Sep

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“I started out with nothing, and I’ve still got most of it left.”- Seasick Steve

07 Sep

Alex the Enchantress

Alex the Enchantress

“Should you ask me, whence these stories? Whence the legends and traditions,With the odours of the forest, with the dew and damp of meadows, with the curling smoke of wigwams.” 

“Ye who love a nation’s legends, Love the ballads of a people, that, like voices from afar off, Waving like a hand that beckons, Call to us to pause and listen.”

(From ‘The Song of Hiawatha’ – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

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“I look out and I see a land, Young and lovely, hard and strong. For fifty thousand years We’ve danced her praises Prayed our thanks and we’ve just begun”

(From ‘Soldier Blue’ – Buffy Sainte-Marie)

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 Smoke drifted silently in the warm night breeze that lazily stirred the starry sky arching in a giant celestial dome above the wigwam whilst, inside, seated around the hearth, the old women were gathered together awaiting the birth of a new child into the tribe. Read More

01 Sep

Tiffy and the Mermaid

 Tiffy and the Mermaid

“I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied.”

‘Sea Fever’ by John Masefield

 

 Tales of mermaids have been around for centuries, and form a large part of seafaring lore, especially round the coastal areas of Britain. Their sighting was thought to be a bad omen, foretelling storms and rough seas. There are numerous folk tales describing their interaction with humans.  Read More

27 Aug

Aleysha and the Unicorn


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Aleysha and the Unicorn

 “Now I will believe that there are unicorns…….”
— William Shakespeare —
(The Tempest)

Sta-Na the unicorn walked here for a while, he stirred the imagination, and revived the dream. This is a short story which tells something of his time amongst us and how he came to meet Aleysha, but to get to the heart of a story you have to go back to the beginning. Read More