Inge.

The girl sat on the steps of the town hall drawing admiring glances from men as they passed. She was somewhat strange and spoke little but everyone was in agreement that she was beautiful. It was thought she came from the far north but no-one could say for certain. “You shouldn’t sit there on display […]

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Gloriana resplendent.

An old post dusted down and tweaked. Queen Elizabeth, Gloriana herself resplendent in all her majesty, rode through the city attended by her courtiers and soldiers while basking in the adulation of the people thronging the narrow streets and occasionally giving a stiff wave. Following closely behind, Lord Cecil turned to Sir Francis Walsingham. “They […]

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Photo challenge – Clarity

“Beautiful, isn’t it?” ventured the young woman. “It certainly is Sally,” replied the man. She gazed into a rockpool “Look at at the clarity of the water, you can see the tiny little creatures swimming around.” “Are you glad we came?” “Yes of course, Geoff, my darling,” replied Sally happily. They sat, arms around each […]

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A Virtual Affair.

Keith zipped himself into the tight-fitting haptic suit, placed the mask on his face and activated the VR unit, almost immediately he was transported to Zithia, one of the virtual worlds available on the Real-U network. Setting off from the Red Wyvern tavern in search of adventure, he waved in greeting to some of his […]

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Golem.

Krantz sifted carefully through the box of broken pottery to find the pieces of the Shem, at the auction he’d paid a small fortune for the “Collection of damaged antiquities, origin; Middle East”. Reassembling the shards carefully with fresh slip he smiled to himself, the Rabbis had no idea of what he’d intended with their […]

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The Old House.

“Katie where are you?” asked Julie. She had only turned her back for a moment, this place was enormous the perfect setting for my ghost story she thought. Julie had confronted Sam after finding a very explicit message on his phone from someone called Fran and following a blazing row her husband admitted he had […]

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Shards.

Krantz sifted carefully through the box of broken pottery to find the pieces of the Shem, he had paid a small fortune for the “Collection of damaged antiquities, origin; Middle East”. He smiled while reassembling the shards carefully with fresh slip. The Rabbi’s had no idea of what he’d intended with their teaching! After firing […]

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Beneath

It was said that when no wind blew to disturb the water’s surface and you stood gazing into its depths long enough, dark figures could often be seen riding along the reflected ridge as if journeying to some far off castle or town beyond the hillside. Brave souls often boasted that they had dared linger […]

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Home for Yuletide

A seasonal story set in the universe of and featuring the heroine of Sirkkusaga. Sirki arrives at her family home for Yuletide to find her mother is not happy about her choice of companion. “It’s so nice of your mother to let me stay at such short notice.” They had picked up the pay-scrid from […]

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