Monochrome Madness (3-40) and a Parisian Tale

Visit Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness! Paris at dusk Late afternoon was Cybele’s favourite time. She loved to be with her grandmother. Often when her mother had locked her out she would go over to Mamie’s small flat. It was very dim inside the hallway and Cybele would take the key from Mamie’s hiding place, ride the lift and…

Tales from the Time Tunnel

and now for something a little different today Disclaimer:  In spite of it’s annoying alarm clock quality I am a great admirer of Corvus who never forgets and who often has a wicked sense of humour and vindication. “It was all the fault of Phoebus’ wife you know,” complained the crow loudly as he watched the…

One Four Challenge for May- week 4

The Sacrifice of Smoke Jaguar (Chapter Four) Thank you Robyn Gosby at Captivate Me for the fun challenge of editing an image four different ways! I went a bit wacko with this last edit. I feel the best one was week 2! But as I had written the story I tried to fit the image to the…

One Four Challenge week 3

Here is my third edit for Robyn’s (Captivate Me) One Four Challenge -and a short story for any who enjoy the Mayan mystery and myth In this edit I cropped it even more and used a topaz glow with an ecru tone 3 The Road to the Heavens Smoke Jaguar sat alone in a chamber inside…

One Four Challenge – week two – May 2015

Robyn at Captivate me created this wonderful challenge of weekly processing a photo four ways. Do check out the One Four Challenge in the reader for all the great submissions. I’m a bit early.  (previous chapter one) For those who enjoy reading and who requested more story here it is and I hope I won’t…

One Four Challenge for May – The Sacrifice of Smoke Jaguar

I am taking up the challenge again with Robyn at Captivate me and we process a photo four different ways each week for the month. Do check out all the great submissions! and a short story:  chapter one ( of four) The Journey  It was not a mission to be taken without intense spiritual preparation, and Smoke…

A Transcendental Concert – One Four Challenge- week 3

and now for something completely crazy!  Bear with me dear bloggers and friends for a little journey to who knows where – in my third processing for Robyn Gosby’s One Four Challenge!  Though I love monochrome and was heading that way  I had a minor electrified epiphany and changed direction!!   I felt the music, so I used my…

The magic of Light refraction

The Daily Post Challenge   A tale of the Crystal Cave a very short story  As the light reached the innermost part of the cavern it pierced the stalagmite shard and a single jubilant tone rang through the subterranean halls. The sound shivered through the souls of the waiting listeners.  Ixchel, the rainbow goddess was…

tales of the caravanserai

I wrote this story a few years back, one of my first,  so I decided to include it-  a folk tale with  tributes to Oscar Wilde, the Childe Ballads, Ozimandias, Scheherzade, and to the great deserts and those who wander on them.   Thanks to the Story Warrior Institute,  J. Hayduke and Asmira McConnell, and…

A canticle for Meg – a short story

A Canticle for Meg  dedicated to and in memory of  two women of the 20th Century, rest in peace. Names and places are changed but thanks to my mom, grandparents and my cousin Sharon, for sharing old family albums and stories.   Kate stood  quietly with bowed head and lit the tiny votive prayer candle under the…