Fancy Fairy Shoes

I found a shoe in the bay today, floating with the tide, undulating gently. It was a fancy shoe only someone really glamorous would wear with its high heel and pink frilly gauzy bits. At first I thought it was a fish, a rainbow trout too close to land or a leatherjacket. I saw fishermen... Continue Reading →

The Fairy In The Wood.

* Painting by John Bauer. When I was eight and my cousin, Patrick, was nine, our families spent Christmas in Ireland. It was the winter solstice, the bleak midwinter, and the mist was spiralling in white ribbons from the North Atlantic. The kitchen in Grandma's cottage was warm, smelling of brandy and suet from the... Continue Reading →

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