The Dancer

As dew drops sparkle On grass so green And sunlight filters Through youthful trees   You’ll spot her whirling An ethereal mist Her presence splintered into A thousand golden rays   Music is playing But it’s not to be heard A silent song rising From slender lithe limbs   And her heart lies open ExposedContinue reading “The Dancer”

The Poet

Words, rippling forth, from unknown edges of the innermost, mysterious mind.   Rushing onward, as they grow in strength, they whisper and sigh, tantalisingly.   Murmuring, they seek attention like a lover’s demand, gentle yet compelling.   And stronger still, they take shape, take a beautiful form in this tangible world.   Words, holding herContinue reading “The Poet”

Capturing Perfection, Chapter 4

The fourth and final instalment of the short story. * * * Never have I worked so hard on a painting. Never. This had to be perfect because Lorenzo was perfect, and to picture him anything but was a travesty and a sin.   I ordered new brushes, tiny ones made from a few threads ofContinue reading “Capturing Perfection, Chapter 4”

Capturing Perfection, Chapter 3

The third instalment of the short story. * * * I wake up, aching all over. I am naked in bed, the covers pulled up around my thinning body.   I see that he is at the window, and when he realises I am conscious, he strides over and strikes me again on my face.Continue reading “Capturing Perfection, Chapter 3”

Insomniac

She walks, barefoot, Across the shattered glass of her broken dream. Soles, tender like those of a child, Cut open, bleeding upon those splintered shards. Waking pain, a tender agony, at least they Bring something to this timeless abyss.   She groans, rolls over, In the infinite spirals of her mind she turns. Staring, eyesContinue reading “Insomniac”

Book 1 preview: Chapter 1 & 2

1. Shadow on the Rainbow: A streak of red. Red. The vivid tone of the tulip field gleamed through the thin arrow slit of the keep’s walls. She moved on, past the next tower. Pink. And the next. Yellow, yellow like the glorious sun when it shone in the springtime. When it shone over theContinue reading “Book 1 preview: Chapter 1 & 2”