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


They wait. Rain starts to fall, umbrellas unfurl. The leaves overhead are golden-brown, autumnal. It seems appropriate. The mood is patient. They've waited this long, what's another hour or two? Most are elderly. The young can't stand around like this, they have to keep moving, keep hustling, to get through the day. A shuffle forward, … Continue reading THE WAIT