Stalked by the Black Dog

The Black Dog that tries to stalk me has found me once again. He tries to intimidate me by making his presence known. He wants me to know that he is there. He wants to keep me looking behind. To take my eyes off what is ahead. To keep looking to what is in the... Continue Reading →


The Ice Maiden

She knew the names they called her. Never to her face, but muttered and whispered. The more waspish in the harbour called her “uncan” - meaning “from another area”. All the names they used reinforced that she was a stranger. One kept at arms length. The untrusted. Her looks betrayed her Nordic heritage. Long, straight... Continue Reading →

The Girl at the Window

The yellow light streaming from the window drew her forward. The warmth of the light in strong contrast to the cold and grey outside. The grey that had become her companion, her life, her bed. Hugging the shadows she edges forward, not wanting to be seen. Feet that had long since lost their feeling shuffle forward.... Continue Reading →

Desert Oasis

The vast desert stretches before me. It fills my vision from horizon to horizon. Bronze-yellow undulating dunes flow one into another as far as I can see. By day the sun blazes down and bakes the sand beneath my feet. I feel its heat coming up through my shoes. Each step clings to my leaden... Continue Reading →

Be watchful, mindful

Beware the loner amongst you. He who has spent his life with only himself for company. So long has he been like this that it becomes the norm for him. But we have all been called to be part of a body. Part of a great and glorious family. Our father wants workers from a... Continue Reading →


See the lone figure walking in The Village. A figure kept there against his will. He does not know how he arrived, nor why he is being kept. His solitude is not of his making, rather an inheritance from times before. He keeps himself locked up. safe inside his castle of solitude. But within his... Continue Reading →

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