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Garden – 3

31 May, 2020

nose wrinkling stench of grey smoke, almost bonfire-like, issuing from next door’s chimney, tightens my throat, defiles drying clothes

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© Freya Pickard 2020

If you’re after some summer inspiration, why don’t you dip into my latest short story collectionThe Butterfly Tree? It’s only 99c / 99p until 18th June 2020 …

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Fantasy #Shortstories The Butterfly Tree & other stories (Dragonscale Diffusions Book 2) by Freya Pickard — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

26 May, 2020

Delighted to welcome Freya Pickard to the Cafe and Bookstore with her books and today I am featuring with her recent release The Butterfly Tree & other stories (Dragonscale Diffusions Book 2) About the collection Five tales from the land of Nirunen. Five tales out of legend and ancient mythology. Five tales of men and […]

Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Fantasy #Shortstories The Butterfly Tree & other stories (Dragonscale Diffusions Book 2) by Freya Pickard — Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Freya Pickard — I Write Her

25 May, 2020

Odyssey sailing Sailing dark-lit seas measuring infinity’s length traversing star held territory; explorer velvet Claustrophobia; wrapped up in velvet darkness bright stars blinking past universe sharp solar light flares slants between blue, wooded worlds; distant universe stars the wideness of stars agoraphobia chokes no central anchor transient no refuge; transient world – keep moving man […]

Freya Pickard — I Write Her

Garden – 2

23 May, 2020

abstract mixtures and textures of colours, rotting scent breathed in through nose and mouth, kaleidoscope of decay; I turn the compost

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© Freya Pickard 2020

Don’t forget that The Butterfly Tree is just 99c until 18th June 2020! Buy it now, before you forget!

The Butterfly Tree

15 May, 2020

 

Elsewhere in the garden the air is filled with fragrance; rose, wisteria and honeysuckle. In other flowerbeds, the plants stand neatly in their own space, not intruding on their neighbours. The soil there is weed-free and every plant knows its place. Many people wander through the old royal gardens on days when the sun shines. But no one comes to this corner.

I suppose it was the lack of order that drew me. I like bright colours and sweet perfumes but the riotous, unchecked growth beyond the silent fountains caught my eye. Others hurried by, looking for order and colour. Not me. I squeezed through the rusted, wrought-iron railings and trod on uncut grass, feeling dew soak my sandals and feet.

Behind me rose the rusty iron fence with sharp-edged stingers and needle-like thistles to deter the faint-hearted. On three sides, brick walls rose, partially concealed by the fecund growth of thin branches, narrow leaves and great sprays of purple-hued flowers. In the centre of the uncut grass, stood a single, stone seat; I sat upon it, marvelling at the sights and scents around me.

The breeze moved gently in the sheltered spot, making the long tendrils of flowers bob and weave, like slow-moving fireworks. Purple was the colour that I recognised first but as I gazed, I saw the varying shades; pink, lilac, violet, mauve, lavender, fuschia, magenta and white …

This is an extract from one of the stories in my recently published collection, The Butterfly Tree. This is part of my Dragonscale Diffusions collection!

For a limited time only this book is just 99c!

Buy it now at Amazon UK, Amazon US, iBooks, Kobo, Nook and other online stores!

Watch the book trailer HERE.

© Freya Pickard 2020

Only 5 days to go …

10 May, 2020

If you’ve recently signed up to my Newsletter here on this site or via MyBookCave, you’ll know what I’m talking about!

The Book Trailer is now available! Want to find out MORE? 

 

Garden – 1

7 May, 2020

glad sound of water running, dripping, trickling, splashing into gutter where the reflection of drops catches on the weatherboard in the first sunlight for days

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© Freya Pickard 2020

If you like a bit of Romance mixed in with your Fantasy reading, why don’t you try my Isu Magan novels? Until tomorrow, Vintrig’s Throne is just 99c!!!!

And, if you fancy reading a story for free, check out my tale entitled, “Eldr Orvar” over at Swords & Sorcery Magazine! Make sure you read it now, as I’m not sure how long it will appear for.


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