THE GIANT’S JOURNEY

Every year one of the giants made the pilgrimage. This year it was the turn of Eindride. The village came out to see him off. The ritual sacrifice to the Gods was part of the Summer Festival, an offering to ensure their safe protection for another year. Armed with only the clothes he was wearing … Continue reading THE GIANT’S JOURNEY

NEMESIS AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN

She checked behind her. The dilapidated shack stood there. She looked back at the mirror. The shack was reflected in it. The mirror seemed to work as a mirror should. She bent down and peered into, her breath clouded the smooth surface, but still the mirror did not show her reflection. She pinched herself, poked … Continue reading NEMESIS AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN

RESTLESS SPIRIT

Tap, tap, tap. Dr.  Henry Folkestone watched as Abubakar put down his instruments and looked back at the expedition leader. Together the put their shoulders against the huge rectangular boulder and heaved. Gradually the ancient stone moved, the sandstone scraped along the floor. Dust and dirt swirled in the fetid air. This was the moment Henry … Continue reading RESTLESS SPIRIT

OLD PETE AND THE WATER NYMPHS

'Now, can everyone see okay? Gather in a bit closer.' The Local Art and History tour group shuffled around into a curve in front of the large block of stone. 'This is a shrine to one of our local legends: Old Pete. I expect none of you have heard of Old Pete before, his story … Continue reading OLD PETE AND THE WATER NYMPHS