Morning Star Manor – Part 3

Photo by Simon Wilkes on Unsplash Read previous parts here. The blue-green grass, which ran the length of the centre path, extended outward into a large meadow. It looked freshly mowed. By whom? The urge to take her shoes off and run across it was strong, but Zoe resisted. Until she knew the layout of these gardens, it was … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 3

Morning Star Manor – Part 2

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash. Zoe watched Mr. McEwan’s lapis-blue eyes light up the moment he saw the key she was holding. “I don’t imagine you’d remember how to get to the garden?” “Not remember! No lass, if there’s one thing this old man can nae forget, it’s that garden. That wee key has been in your … Continue reading Morning Star Manor – Part 2

Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

Photo by Modesta Žemgulytė on Unsplash Zoe pushed her fiery-red hair back behind her ear a moment before she turned down a familiar winding driveway. The once pristinely maintained road resembled more of a track now, overgrown with ferns and nettles, while untrimmed silver birch trees formed a domed canopy. The interlocked leaves created an eerie dimness … Continue reading Morning Star Mansion – Part 1

The Welkin: WatchWing

Photo by Zdeněk Macháček on Unsplash Kyrie granted the new Welkin pair half a turn to tighten their bond. Halley discovered her Aigle’s needs and wants as they established the routines necessary as a linked pair. She rode comfortably in the notch of Edel’s neck. Auger checked in discretely from time to time and reported … Continue reading The Welkin: WatchWing

The Welkin: Linked

Photo by Omer Salom on Unsplash The next half turn passed by in a blur for Halley. Silon and Antel’s behaviour in training was not as overt as it had been with Fargo, but that made it easier to conceal. The three faced their last test. Halley knew her individual maneuvers were flawless as she exited out … Continue reading The Welkin: Linked

The Welkin: Challenge

Photo by Tevin Trinh on Unsplash Fargo’s fear was tangible as he disappeared down the stone stairs.  Halley registered his retreat, but Auger was gazing at her, and she was in complete awe. She had never seen an Aigle. As a Fledgling, she’d read the legends and fables, but seeing the real thing was something … Continue reading The Welkin: Challenge

The Welkin: Freefall

Photo by Susanne Karl on Unsplash The other Novices disappeared quickly, confirming Halley’s suspicion that their parents were from the Air. Fargo stood a little off to her right, looking as confused as she felt.  “Novice Halley, you will follow me,” the Elder ordered. As she rushed to catch up, she glanced over her shoulder … Continue reading The Welkin: Freefall

The Welkin: Chosen

Photo by Bhumil Chheda on Unsplash This is the first part of a new serial fantasy fiction series I'm writing. Here is a random snippet for you and the link to the site, so you can read the whole thing. “Fear is a waste of emotion, a distraction. I will not give it place,” she … Continue reading The Welkin: Chosen

The Music Box

Photo from Unsplash After writing a number of multi-part stories for Coffee House Writers, I have decided to write true short stories again. Today my new short story has been published. I started off writing short stories of various lengths. It is a challenge to begin and end a story within the 2,000 word requirement.  … Continue reading The Music Box

The Final Chapter of Aileen’s Journey

Personal picture taken in Cathedral Grove Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada on March 30/12 What are the ramifications of the judge's ruling?Is the battle over or just this skirmish?How will Aileen make use of her farm, since she's not a farmer? These are some of the questions that are answered, in this final instalment … Continue reading The Final Chapter of Aileen’s Journey