Category Archives: Shorts

The Green Children of Saint Martin’s Land

There is a village two hours hike from the abbey of the slain East Anglian king, Saint Edmund. While in the twelfth century this village was known as Wulput, it is recorded in the Great Survey of 1086 as Wlfpet. … Continue reading

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Alsalda and Ulmelden

A PRIORY PROJECT Supplement In the time before the Ancients, twins were born to the Spirit Bear. Their names were Alsalda and Ulmelden. Every summer the two bears played, chasing each other through the woodlands of the Highlands, splashing through … Continue reading

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Henry’s First Christmas

At the subtle slip of the key in the lock I whizzed around, clearing the evidence of today’s activities. Henry opened the door from vestibule to living room; I opened the door from the kitchen, the key to the one-time walk-in … Continue reading

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The Great Escape

Behind the ragged privet hedge, crowded into a border long years neglected, a meeting is called. All have attended, all but the Oxford Ragworts. But they are squatters and not expected. Daniel Dahlia ‘Ho-lai’s’ to bring the meeting to order. … Continue reading

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Miss Perceive

A Story in Three Acts {1} “Stop!” he called. “What?” she asked though she carried on walking.. “Stop. Please. Right there.” “Do what?” she asked. “That’s it, love. Great.” “Excuse me?” “I just had to take a photo of you,” he … Continue reading

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The Librarian

An unusual short story. Distraught, that’s what she was. Distraught at the very sight of this, these wicked piles of utter disorder. What had happened to cause it, this chaos? But whatever it was, it wasn’t her business to worry … Continue reading

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A Chasm Before Her

In the previous episode of Feast Fables, Kerrid, desparate to be rid of her vicious sister, inadvertently caused her mother’s death. It was Paddlo’s curse, of course. But surely that has worked to the best. For now she has her … Continue reading

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