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Wise Companions – Part Two

He rose to his feet and I did the same, and we crossed to the window. The Wise Companion brought the candle with him. He held it aloft and together we gazed into the night. At first I saw only darkness. But as I watched, the tiny flame…

Wise Companions – Part One

I sat for a long time beside the window as night settled slowly upon the landscape. I hadn’t been here long and I was still accustoming myself to the beautiful view. The air was filled with the scents of summer. At length I felt a draft…

The White Hart

It seemed that summer might never come that year but after weeks of rain the skies cleared one night and sunrise, silent as snowfall, brought sleepy gasps of surprise. Beyond the mouse grey farm cottages, acres of farm land and poppy fields…

The Daisy and the Oak Tree

Not so long ago a beautiful spring daisy was born. She was full of awe and wonder at the beauty of the world and as she grew she asked questions about her wonderful world. Sadly many of those around her had fallen into a mundane life and…

“The Marian Gate”

‘Thank God that’s over.’ Shiva consulted her watch and followed her father out of the church. She hung back, brushing imaginary flecks from her coat while her mother and the others moved further down the drive. ‘Siobhan?’ Shiva looked…

“Awakening”

Above the highest peak of the highest range of mountains in the world, somewhere beyond Heaven and Earth, dusk falls and a lone star appears in an amethyst sky. This peak is not known to many and has been climbed by fewer still. Yet here,…

“The Girl Who Watched the Wind”

A large group had gathered under the trees. They huddled together, collars upturned and fists drawn up into their sleeves for warmth. Close by stood a small girl, a scrap of a thing, in a shabby old coat. As trees wavered, adrift in the…

“The Man on the Hill”

“Hush now, Hannah,” Hannah’s Mother soothed. “Your Grandmother is very tired.” Hannah stood tremulous at the bedside, gazing down at the frail form tucked away beneath the heavy covers. The curtains were drawn and in the dim…

“Lord Rama and the Frog”

Once, the Hindu God and Warrior Prince Lord Rama, was walking in the forest. He was stopped by his devotees, both men and animals. They had prayed for a long time and many lives for a close view of the Lord. They all fell at his lotus feet…

“Now Is Forever”

‘Is it really a year since I saw you all?’ Mrs. Bannister wiped her hands on her apron and ushered her guests into a cool, lavender scented hallway. ‘Welcome home, my dears!’ She beamed, opening her arms to gather them all in. ‘Welcome to…