Posted tagged ‘sage’


27 February, 2021
forests, bare
mountains, the road
twists, turns, delivers to

elfje © Freya Pickard 2021
© Freya Pickard 2021

Did you know that Dragonscale Leggings (e-book) is just 99c until 23rd March 2021?

Buy it NOW before the price rises once more to $5.99!

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10 days to go!

5 January, 2021

Only 10 days to go until Aura Vere is released!

Five disparate paths converge in the mountain city of Aura Vere.

“I enjoyed reading Aura Vera immensely and look forward to the next installment!” J Poulter

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The Oil of Sage – episode 2

20 June, 2016
Merlin turned his eyes on Her Majesty, Dracomagan The First, Queen of Camelot II and ruler of the known world. Her long hair hung in lank braids, some of which were coming undone. Her face was spattered with mud and her clothes, which might have once been green or maybe blue, were a uniform brown colour. Her dragonscale leggings were clean. The rest of her looked as though she’d been pulled through a hedge backwards and then dumped in a muddy puddle.
“What you looking at?” Her Majesty asked him rudely.
“Not sure.” Merlin frowned…
Want to read more? To find out what happens next in The Oil of Sage, simply send me an email at dragonscaleclippings (at) gmail (dot) com with Clippings Request in the subject line.
The Oil of Sage is one of my free reads for those who subscribe to my newsletter. Each story appears over 4 issues and is accompanied by excerpts from my blogs as well as new poetry that no one else has yet read! If you already subscribe to my newsletter you should have received the latest link by email on Friday. If you can’t find the email, please let me know!
The Oil of Sage carries on from where The Essence of Thyme left off. So, if you want to find out what happens next, without paying anything, sign up for my Newsletter now!
To find out more about this current issue please visit FREE STUFF! I look forward to hearing from you!
© Freya Pickard 2016
I’ve started making some videos about my writing! Please check them out at The Essence of Thyme and Patreon

Sensory Environment

4 April, 2016
Thanks so much for sending your newsletter. Nice design filled with short poems. Love it! I see the “hound” is keeping you inspired. In “The Oil of Sage,” I was brought into the sensory environment of the setting right off with the first line. Ummm, apple wood scents. Calming, indeed, with the sage oil fragrance. I relaxed with Merlin in his fragrant abode, only to have that “wild-haired” woman intrude and break serenity. She fouled my tranquility. That ‘ol biddy. LOL! I stated “‘ol biddy”, since not knowing anything about all characters at the start of the read. Fantastic writing, and enjoyable read. :0) You are a talented writer and I thank you for sharing your talent with me. Greatly appreciated! P Spork
The only word I have, Freya, rings of cliche, but as one of my characters says: Cliches are cliches because they’re true. The story’s enchanting, truly. The sensory details are effective but work subliminally until a second reading. Further, I admire the newsletter. If I ever get anyone who’s not a ghost crawler to sign up on my site, I plan something similar. It’s effective and reaches people who want to read what you write. I liked the poetry on the side, too. Big up K Maher
The first episode of The Oil of Sage is available now to read online! The story is a free read for my followers who subscribe to my quarterly Newsletter.
If you would like to read the first episode (episodes 2-4 will follow throughout 2016), just send me an email at dragonscaleclippings (at) gmail (dot) com with “Clippings Request” in the subject line.
To find out more please visit FREE STUFF!. I look forward to hearing from you!
© Freya Pickard 2016


16 March, 2016
man’s rest
disturbed by
royal return;
lantune © Freya Pickard 2016
What’s this about? Find out on Wednesday, 23rd March 2016…

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