Monthly Archives: September 2013

ALTOGETHER ELSEWHERE

Altogether elsewhere, vast Herds of reindeer move across Miles and miles of golden moss, Silently and very fast. – Auden    *** In the quaint Etruscan village of Lorium, between the great city and the sea, it had been the … Continue reading

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A BELL RINGS FOR QUIN: (QUINLIVIN V)

RING RING “Hi, Sacha Thomas here. Yes, it’s a boy’s name. Sorta French. I think.” “Sacha, answer your phone properly.” “Oh, sorry Mr. Gravenmaker. Thought it was a friend on the line. It’s after hours and usually nobody…” “Well, I … Continue reading

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TRUFFLES AND DEMONS

“Ah, well, there are those in the church, and even in the mendicant orders, who must have the whiff of money forever in their nostrils. As for me, this tumbler of wine is enough, along with some thin potage and … Continue reading

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DEVIL’S BRIDGE

Students of the Way of Saint James should know how the last builder of the Valentré Bridge at Cahors tricked the Devil into helping him finish the work. Well, not finish quite, but finish to the satisfaction of the wealthy … Continue reading

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FOR THE BIG ROUND THING

“So, you’ve found the closest thing to paradise here.” “I have found the closest thing to paradise…I and my family…” “And you’re going to keep it a paradise.” “I – we – will be doing everything we can to keep … Continue reading

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