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Just a quick note to let you all know that I’m going to have a digital detox for a couple of weeks…
It won’t be a 100% detox as I will be posting rewards at Patreon and closing Pure Haiku to submissions. But I won’t be around to respond to Likes, Comments & Follows.
I have scheduled some posts to appear as usual and will start responding to emails etc on or after 18th July 2016. See you all again then!
One of my Freyan Verses, Turbulence, appears in the current issue of Gold Dust! It’s on page 47 and it’s the first time an editor has been adventurous enough to accept and print a Freyan Verse! Another poem, Yellow Dust, appears on page 37. Take a look for free at Issue 29
Spillwords have also recently published two of my haiku at Hollowed Landscape and This Long Killer Jaw. Three more are due to appear in July…
© Freya Pickard 2016
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!
This is such a delightful series to read. Essence of Thyme is quirky, fun, and imaginative, and Dracomagan and Parsley are a duo to be reckoned with, potato peeler and all! Great job! K Johnston
Parsley and Tym cannot be left to go their own ways. They must be brought together and wed. I do not think the castle has been completely released from the spell, the green globe still has ominous unfinished vibrations… There is one last clearing to be done by Dracomagan (who must be reward and granted what she yearns for). She cannot be destined to keep sorting out everything for others. You haiku I felt were a cry from the soul. S Evans
What I loved most about “The Essence of Thyme” was that while it was charming with fairy characteristics, it rang true. It enlarged the reader’s mind and ability to experience. K Maher
The above comments refer to my short story, The Essence of Thyme, serialised in my newsletter between December 2013 and December 2015. If you didn’t get to read it, don’t worry! I’m planning on bringing it out in e-book format in the near future.
Meantime, if you want to find out what happens next (the green globe mentioned in The Essence of Thyme still remains a mystery…,) The Oil of Sage will be available shortly as a freeread. All you have to do is send me an email at dragonscaleclippings (at) gmail (dot) com with “Clippings Request” in the subject line and you will receive the story in 4 episodes throughout 2016.
To find out more about the coming issue please visit FREE STUFF!. I look forward to hearing from you!
© Freya Pickard 2016