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Terlaine, Guardian.

The first part of this story can be found here: Terlaine 


“Guardian,”   Terlaine liked the sound of the word in his mouth. He had always thought that his sister would take the scared office ahead of him, but she had been dispatched long before her time. How well he remembered that day, and still his emotions remained mixed.

20 -Jewel box

20 -Scrolls

Kneeling beside his mother’s prone form Terlaine turned to survey the bedside table. First he touched the box. To everyone else it appeared to be just a decorative jewel box. Terlaine knew different. He knew its power and in that knowing was cautious and removed his hand, picking up instead the scroll-bearers. These, too, looked little like their true nature. For most they looked like hair-bars, but in each, tightly wrapped, was a ancient scroll. Each scroll covered with the magic that was now his. He rolled the scroll-bearers around in his hands and could feel their knowledge, a knowledge that would soon be imparted to him. First he must complete the five tasks that proved him worthy of the title of Guardian. First he must cross the bridge.

20 -The Bridge

Thanks to Melva for the photo prompts


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The Sky

Lying in the grass looking up at the wide blue sky everything seemed possible. Just seeing the huge expanse of blue stretching out forever into infinity was inspiring. It made such a change to the dreary grey sky of home. Even the clouds seemed brighter than those he was used to.

Peter looked to his right where the love of his life was sprawled enjoying the warmth of the sun, such a rare treat for them on the first day of the year. Back home it would be below zero and venturing out would not be a happy option, especially as if they had been back in London  they would most definitely been at the club to celebrate the new year and would both be nursing hangovers from Hades. Last night’s dinner in the hotel had been perfect.

“I know what you’re thinking,” Alex whispered reaching for Peter’s hand.

“That the sky is so blue,” Peter replied.

“Well not quite what I thought,” Alex rolled over. “About our future, is what I thought.”

“Well that too.” Peter sighed. “The New Year always makes me think of the past and the future all at once.”

“I know.” Alex sat up and moved into Peter’s embrace.

“But the sky is so big, so blue, so amazing,” Peter reiterated. “And… oh my …. look.”

Alex looked up too. The sky was indeed blue but not only that it was shimmering, but not from heat from something else.

“What the…”?! Peter exclaimed. The air around them was changing. It felt highly charged; vibrating almost.

“Look,” Alex pointed

Peter’s gaze followed the direction of Alex’s pointing hand. For a moment he could say nothing. His mouth had dried up and his tongue felt like it was stuck to the roof of his mouth. Even his thoughts stopped as he tried to take in what he was seeing.

“Is this for real?” he eventually managed to ask. “Is this for real?”

01 Sky blue

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Thoughts from Next Year

This post is in response to the third part of Michelle’s challenge:

3. Imagine it is the final week of 2015. What does your world look like? Describe it with as much colour and image and beauty and celebration as you can – no limit to length but you may want to focus on just ONE part of your year’s achievements eg. publishing a best seller novel or finding the love of your life.

So this is my fantasy of how if will be….

Hi all, this is what’s been going on for us this year, 

As the calendar turns another page closing another year I sit here looking back over yet another glorious year enjoyed. 

The flow of visitors through our doors matched other years, and it was wonderful to see the familiar faces, and the ones that haven’t been for so long, and one or two surprises too.  We love hosting friends and family -be it for a meal, a day or for a week or so, in our cozy home and wonderful town. Thanks to everyone who managed a visit. Spending time with each and every one of you has been a pleasure. To those of you that haven’t got over here yet, don’t forget we are always open for business! Any rumours of our moving to larger premises are still just that – you all know how much we love our little place. We love each of its nooks, crannies and special places both inside and outside in the garden which incidentally is still thriving. Any bigger place would mean more cleaning etc and that just isn’t on our to do list! 

March opened the floodgates on my burgeoning career as a successful writer and author.  Book two of the cousins series was published just before World Book Day, and got some rave reviews from the faithful ‘cousins’ followers. The ‘schools tour’ for World Book Day was an amazing success with books selling out amazingly quickly at each of the schools and the amount of orders taken and fulfilled surprised and delighted me. Later this year I finally got the reply I had been hoping for. A well-known (name withheld for now) director had read book one and has petitioned for the rights to it and any sequels with the view to making the film of the book(s).  A trip to the States in the New Year with our, recently brought on board, legal team (doesn’t that sound grand) will be to draw up the final contracts. Apparently a well-known actor of similar age to me has already been rumoured to be favourite to play the part based on me.  What a laugh all of this is. 

I’ve already written book four and book three is about to be published. It’s always around this time of year that I’m stressing about the illustrations and pulling everything together. Thank goodness for Nanowrimo for keeping me focused on the initial writing stage. 

As usual Tony and I have both had ongoing health issues, but are still fighting strong and making the most of our lives. We had a great trip to London in January and of course had our usual Mediterranean cruise in September. The summer was like most others with trips here and there, and time spent with our furry family, who are also doing well, even though they are aging and that always scares me. 

So that, in a nutshell, was our year. 2016 is going to be truly amazing, I can tell, just like last year. Things are always on the up and up. I am forever grateful that I read ‘The Secret’ so long ago and started practising  within the laws of abundance and attraction. Just look where it’s got us!  

So for now -A very Happy New Year

with the usual hugs and love from Casa TulStig 



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