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“We spent three days scouring the countryside for him, together with all Lord Thyme’s people, but it was as if he’d been spirited away. Can you help us, Merlin?”
The old man lost his train of thought and stared into those pale blue eyes; cold like moonlit steel. He couldn’t remember Dracomagan ever asking him for help before.
“I’m not asking for myself,” she said hastily. “But Lord Thyme is one of my most loyal subjects and besides, Parsley has rather a crush on Tym.”
Parsley blushed as pink as a summer rose and Sorrel laughed.
“How long will that last?” The tall woman mocked her affectionately.
“Can you?” Dracomagan ignored Sorrel’s banter, still staring at Merlin.
“Good.” Her Majesty turned her attention to the cold soup, mopping it up with a hunk of bread.
“I need more information though.” Merlin said reluctantly. He hated getting involved with Dracomagan’s adventures. In his experience, things always took a turn for the worse…
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© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at YouTube
Just wanted to let you all know that I’m making a few experimental changes to this blog over the next couple of months.
More of my time is being taken up with publishing and promoting my books so that I have had to reduce the amount of time I spend blogging. It’s OK, I’m not going to disappear! I just want to try a few things out…
I will still be posting here on a Monday and Tuesday (sometimes on a Wednesday too) and will re-blog a post most Fridays. Instead of a lot of poetry (which takes an age to put into a post) I want to create some more discussion posts, such as interviews, reviews, news and of course my muse! I will continue posting Freyan Verse as and when I can as so many people seem to enjoy them. That’s not say I’m getting rid of my short form poetry posts completely; there just won’t be quite as many of them – for the time being.
My biggest change will be Escape Pod Emulations These will form an interview once a month with either an author or an artist. At the moment they are by invitation only. Please check out the link for a background to these “unusual” interviews that I have planned. (Currently booked up until March 2017).
Since having cancer, I have to be careful not to over do things. These changes, I am hoping, will still provide you with delight and entertainment, but also make my own workload manageable. Keep the comments coming – they’re my life blood in this writing world! I hope that with me, you will be able to embrace these ch-ch-changes!
The scene setting immediately brings sensations of peace; calm after a hard days work. Our interest is peaked by a reference “She” – with a capital, so someone important, significant, powerful. Our sympathies align with Merlin as his carefully constructed peace is shattered. Dracomagan is revealed as the “She” as the dialogue unravels, and each significant character is introduced without ceremony. Dracomagan is clearly a woman on a mission and blessed with the absolute certainty that her word is law and that there is no possibility that her whims will go unfulfilled! An interesting beginning – where will it lead next? J Poulter
I sympathised with Merlin as his peace and intentions were unexpectedly interrupted so accurately expressed by you as many will associate with. I prefer your Freyan Verses to haiku and elfje. For me, they flow better and have more depth. On saying that, I appreciated Haiku 6… S Evans
Enjoyed reading Dragonscale Clippings, looking forward to the next episode of The Oil of Sage. Also liked the haiku and elfje, both of these forms of poetry are new to me and I’m gradually beginning to get to like them. R Wyatt
These are recent comments made by readers of my newsletter, specifically about episode one of The Oil of Sage. To find out more about this #freeread that is available to everyone, please visit Current Story I look forward to hearing from you!
I’ve recently been blogging over at Pure Haiku where my guests and I explored the theme of Cancer… It’s been very inspiring and encouraging. Why not take a quick look?
And this week I’ve been blogging about my first ever e-book – The Essence of Thyme! What do you think of it? My Books
I’m going to be here at this blog for a while. I have changed a few things around including the way I’m blogging. From now on I will be blogging on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday’s blog will be a longer blog, such as a Freyan Verse or a Parchment Poll. On a Tuesday and Wednesday I will be posting smaller items such as clippings or short poetry. First of all I’m going to post elfje…
My good friend, Libby, introduced me to the Dutch form of poetry called Elfje. She set up a blog purely for the form over at Simply Elfje. Unfortunately she has now closed the blog, but you can still read her posts and find out all about the form. She is currently blogging at The Wobbly Dum Dum Tree…
My elfje vary in theme but I try to keep to the rules as much as possible. I have been accumulating elfje for a while and some that I will be posting over the next weeks date back several years. Why don’t you have a go at writing your own?
© Freya Pickard 2016