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The Oil of Sage: Episode 4

12 December, 2016

Stiffly, he rose to his feet and straightened his back. Hobbling to the door he bolted it fast and then turned and extinguished all but one of the candles. He lifted a smooth, unadorned silver bowl from a shelf and set it on a low table near the embers of the fire. Beside the door stood a silver jug with water that his servant had collected last full moon from the hill streams nearby.
Carefully, the old man poured the water into the bowl, not spilling a drop. Setting the jug on the floor he waited for the water in the bowl to become still, feeling the ache in legs and back. He waited, feeling the minutes pass towards midnight. Eventually he stooped and breathed once on the water’s surface.
Mist swirled in the clear depths, parting to reveal rocky crags and moss-covered trees. Merlin stared silently, watching the visions as they unfolded to reveal a twisted, grey peak of stone. He shivered as he waved a hand over the bowl and the pictures vanished…
What has Merlin seen in the scrying bowl? What will Dracomagan and her friends do next in order to rescue Parsley’s lover?
The final episode of The Oil of Sage is now available to read – for FREE! Find out how to get your free copy of it (and the previous episodes) at Current Story.
Current subscribers to Freya’s Newsletter have already been sent the link to the newest episode. If you have not yet received it, please contact Freya on the email address mentioned on the Current Story Page, requesting it.
© Freya Pickard 2016
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Wednesday Words – final episode of The Essence of Thyme

2 December, 2015
After 2 years we finally reach the final episode of short story The Essence of Thyme. The delay was due to being diagnosed with bowel cancer, having open surgery as well as six months chemotherapy which put the newsletter out of action for just over a year. Thank you for staying with me and being so supportive during what has been a very exhausting and traumatic time.
In this month’s issue you will be able to read episode 5 of my short story, “The Essence of Thyme”. So far, Dracomagan and her friend Parsley have managed to enter an enchanted forest, discovered a castle full of people frozen like statues, experienced a strange green mist that makes Parsley think of dreamy summertimes and discovered an enchanted prince without many clothes on… How will it all end?
To you give a taster if you haven’t read the previous episodes, of “The Essence of Thyme”, here is the link to the first episode that was published in December 2013. The Essence of Thyme #1
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More information about recent issues can be found at Newsletter. There you can read comments from my readers on previous episodes and issues.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ESSENCE OF THYME WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO READ AND DOWNLOAD UNTIL 29TH FEBRUARY 2016. AFTER THAT IT WILL DISAPPEAR FROM THE ETHER…
© Freya Pickard 2015

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