The Faerie Tree

 

 

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Ella had been walking this route for years and the tree must always have been there, but she only noticed it today. That kind of annoyed her, because she prided herself on her attention to detail. (more…)

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Some Quick Thoughts On Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology

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I’ve loved the Norse legends ever since I was a child, where an Usborne Illustrated Guide played a big part in opening my eyes to the wider wonders of mythology and also kicked my reading in the direction of fantasy. Similarly, I’ve been a fan of Gaiman’s work since I was a teenager and as such, I was keenly anticipating how he would tackle this source material. (more…)

Rainmaker

It was dry despite the glowering clouds and the city spread out beneath him seemed strange and somehow alien without it’s characteristic sheen of rain slicked streets. That was a bizarre thought given the events that he had put in motion with the end goal that all he surveyed would soon come to be his responsibility. Soon, he would be hold the keys to this strangely alien, yet intimately familiar city or he would be ruined beyond hope of recovery. (more…)

The Wheel Turns – A Poem for Yule & Solstice

The wheel turns,
so draw close your people
and feast on the last of the perishable foods
for we won’t all make it through the dark.

The wheel turns,
so raise a glass to those who’ve passed
and cherish the memories of the times you shared
for you miss them sharply in these short days and long nights.

The wheel turns,
so look forwards and choose,
will you be the grease in the gear, the grist ground beneath,
or the rock that shifts all into a better path?