Dusk. A grey shore between day and night, between death and life, the boundary that cleaves us apart though we cling to it. We walk side by side in shadows of ashen pallor, in water that numbs our tired feet. The minutes scurry through my grasp, and here, this grey shore, this no man’s landContinue reading “Dusk”
This is the wind, the wind in a field of corn baked golden and heavy, heaving to the wind’s caress, mirroring the yield and flex of lovers moulding a nest in the corn. These are the moonlit whispers of the old boys weaving a course back from The Speckled Hen, shushing themselves and chuckling asContinue reading “Wind.”
Want to know what the end of the world looks like? I can’t say whether it’s a cataclysmic meteor or zombie apocalypse, but I can reveal what will be on TV. The Turner Doomsday Video is the title of a video intended to be broadcast by CNN at the end of the world. The video, created atContinue reading “The End of the World…and more!”
Listen to Max and the Moonmaid on YouTube, here. In this funny children’s story, Max catches a clever shape-shifting mermaid, but trouble is brewing! Can Max outsmart the creature and save his village from danger or will the moonmaid get the better of him? To find out more about the narrator, Dominic Cook, just followContinue reading “Max and the Moonmaid”
A flash fiction story, about a girl who discovers her family’s luck is about to run out.
Turtles Alive! In an exclusive interview, Grandma Crick, the eminent explorer and award-winning scientist, reveals that King Josef did order for her to be fed to the Monger turtles, and that she was held prisoner for FIVE DAYS while granddaughter Mila was sent to find the infamous Evertrue Emerald, just as The Scoop had reported.Continue reading
She was not good at listening to advice. Not good at being told what to do, so contrary. She laughed when they told her to stay away from the woods, from the bears who made their home there. The bears that would blunder out from the undergrowth, their claws so sharp, their jaws so strong.Continue reading “The girl who went her own way.”
I’ve been meaning to reblog this for a while, because I think it’s brilliant. If you don’t agree then, sadly, you’re wrong.
This slideshow features some gorgeous art from the hugely talented and, in my opinion, little appreciated Dr Seuss. Really, I know his work is still in demand and all but how often do we pause to think of him as the gifted and surprising artist he was? I always adored his books and theContinue reading “The World of Dr Seuss”
A cephalophore (from the Greek for “head-carrier”) is a saint who is generally depicted carrying his or her own head; in art, this was usually meant to signify that the subject in question had been martyred by beheading. In Dante‘s Divine Comedy (Canto 28) the poet meets the spectre of the troubadour Bertrand de Born in the eighth circle of the Inferno, carrying his severed head inContinue reading “Talking heads.”
Originally posted on Jill Weatherholt:
I have a problem. I love to read. Of course my problem isn’t reading, it’s finding the time to read without the guilt. I try to maintain a balance of work, family and writing by reading at night. There are times when a couple of pages turn into a much…
Today’s post can take you back in time. No kidding. It is a time-travelling vehicle to take you back to what some might describe as a more innocent time. I’m not convinced it was necessarily innocent but the commercials back then were more fun than the majority of today’s slick and strategic offerings, and IContinue reading “Take a ride in my Time Machine.”
Originally posted on Travel Treks and Quests:
Twenty years ago, a fellow college student showed me a Roman coin stamped with the head of the emperor Hadrian. The coin was dated around 130 AD, during the time when the Romans occupied Jerusalem. It is common knowledge that the Romans sacked Jerusalem in 10 AD, leveling…