Hope is Gold, Wishes are Silver… and Promises are?

She invited him in, closing the door behind him, and found a vase for the roses while she asked if he would like some coffee. He placed the box on the table. ‘With pleasure,’ he replied. She felt his eyes on her back as she walked out to the kitchen.

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Looking Within

blue lake, blue sky, blue clouds - and green island

We are in such a hurry, so determined to find time for the infinite set of tasks that are outlined for us. It seems to us that all these matters are important, and we must urgently try to get them done. Today. Now.
But first… Before you start – or while you are doing them. First… take a deep breath. […]

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Enchanted Prince & Riding Hood

golden fairy lake with flowers

A beautiful squirrel was sitting on the edge of a bench. In truth, though, she was not a squirrel but a real fairy from an outlandish forest. She had to pass a difficult exam on magic, and so she had come here to practice. […]

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Dreaming in Red

Dreaming in red. by NINES Salvador on 500px.com

She was sitting behind a large screen, editing her new photo. She was so focused on this that she didn’t hear her friend entering the room.
“Wow! That looks totally amazing!”
She turned her head at smiled at her friend […]

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A Lorelei Fantasy

Some years ago we were travelling the Rhine. An unforgettable journey… Old castles and cities dotted the fascinating landscape at every bend of the magnificent river around the lush vineyards flowing down the lush hillsides! And… the Legends! I began work on a story and song then, inspired by this trip. But something was missing, […]

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Grandma’s Cup


cracked mug used as planter for clover
She found her in the kitchen, holding a cracked, old mug in her hands. A cloud of dark energy hovered overhead. A slow stream of hollow, grey spirits were moving towards it through the air. ”What happened, dear?” the woman asked worriedly. […]

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Good Memories

view into lake-filled valley

There are experiences – I am sure you know them! – which are wondrous, beautiful… Moments which touch your heartstrings and echo in your soul… 🙂 […]

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The Gift – a tale from the twilight (longread)

spring forest trail, green woods, sunlight through leaves

The harvest moon shone silver through storm-riven clouds. As I latched the shutters, a last breath of cold wind forced itself into the room in a spatter of rain. With a quiet sigh, I turned and faced my guest again. She had moved close enough to the fireplace that I thought she might get singed, […]

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A spoonful of diamonds

close-up photo of silvery spoon with reflections

Imagine a beautiful spring morning. You are walking down the path by the lake, breathing in the fresh air. On your left, magnificent chestnuts bloom. They are gently swaying overhead with their flowers illuminated like candles in honour of the celebration of Life! […]

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