Tales of the tuatha chapter 26 of the keep it sweet and short tales

Niamh left her tears on the forest floor and set out with renewed purpose.  At last all was understood. The young selkie on the crossing to the island had been Bran.  Mischievous Bran was the raven thief.  He was the butterfly! Bran had watched over her and he had led her here. Though he was  no longer visible…

Tales of the Tuatha (chapter 25 of the keep it sweet and short tales)

 Bran’s Farewell   Part 1 Niamh thought she had heard a soft murmur coming from the glowing canopy of cascading leaves. It slid over her like a veil . She was sure she had just asked a question but when she looked no one was there. She sat very still trying to recall what happened.  A raven barked raucously…

Tales of the Tuatha (chapter 23 of the keep it sweet and short tales)

following  quickly on the heels of chapter 22 so read that one first! A Dream within a Dream Holding her face in his hands Bran kissed her. “I didn’t lose you!” she cried! “Oh Niamh,” he said wistfully “such dreams we dreamed!” She looked into his far seeing  eyes and knew at once that he wouldn’t stay.  Resigned, she…

Tales of the Tuatha ( chapter 22)

A Dream Returning Through misted eyes and with a heart both heavy and elated Niamh recognized Bran running toward her and in this moment she didn’t care if she was dreaming or not! His hair shone red like Aine’s mare and his feet barely touched the ground.  His face broke like morning, and there it was –…

Tales of the Tuatha – chapter 21 of the keep it sweet and short tales

The Dream of the Dragon’s eye Niamh finally reached the dark island. A moonbeam hit the rocky shore and ignited a small stone into a glowing star. She instantly recognized it as the dragon’s eye, thieved by the clever Raven. When she  picked it up, the moon and stars fled. This dream was powerful!   Overcome with weariness…

The Swell of Tears (journey to the Dark Island)

chapter 20 play this hauntingly beautiful piece called “The Dark Island” by the Irish Rovers An t-Eilean Dorcha Niamh prayed that her remaining lost dreams would find her!  She climbed into the currach hoping her journey still led to the sacred spring.  As a swan glided by in a dream of its’ own, the Lady Moon opened night’s…

Tales of the Tuatha ( chapter 19 of the keep it sweet and short tales)

 wherein Niamh encounters the raven thief again  “for I am a wild and a lonely child.” The children were gone. Niamh cradled the pouch wearily, – four dreams yet to find! The island beckoned in the distance. The dying sun was falling from the sky as luminous light bled out between the shadows of the late…