THE HERETIC

The following writings were discovered during renovation work on the keep of Castle Uamhas in the far Western Isles, off the coast of Scotland. It was written on parchment that had been preserved hidden within the stonework of the walls, which have withstood the intolerable climate of those wild islands for more than a thousand … Continue reading THE HERETIC

THE ENEMY WITHIN

The castle was his fortress, protecting him from the dangers that surrounded him. Water around three sides made attack impossible, and the narrow drawbridge that joined it to the mainland was impregnable. No one had been able to storm these solid defences for years. But inside the castle there existed a powerful enemy, one that … Continue reading THE ENEMY WITHIN

THE TURRETS OF HOME

Trudging through the cold night, the last remnants of the winter snow on the ground, she finally saw the lights glowing from the windows ahead. Above her the familiar turrets of the castle loomed. Four years since she had been taken by the crusaders. How she had changed since then, no longer the innocent thirteen … Continue reading THE TURRETS OF HOME

TIDAL WAVES

Hands in her pockets, Elizabeth looked down from the top of the cliffs. The tide had receded gradually over the afternoon, revealing the seaweed-covered rocks, sand and pebbles of the seabed. The memory of the place was burned into her mind after ten years of constantly returning. The erosion of the waves hadn't changed the … Continue reading TIDAL WAVES