Posted in September 2016

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 4

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 4

As the daylight danced away over the hill and deep purple night descended, something stirred and woke in the pit of her stomach. Arielle had been a skillful repressor in her time and the mechanism still moved. The trapdoor no longer sprang shut on the cellars of her self at the first movement of monsters, … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 3

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 3

A ragged bass line pumped and throbbed throughout the old farmhouse and Arielle’s bare feet slapped the warm flagstones in the afternoon sun, returning the beat. “This is love. This is me.” The mantra ran through her mind, just out of view of her thoughts. The vacant mist of wide open acceptance still hung thickly … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 2

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 2

Chapter 2 “What today needs…” muttered Arielle into the mirror as she fixed the back of her too heavy earring into place and flicked it lightly so that the turquoise glass shimmered enticingly in its copper casing. “What today needs is a kick up the arse, a change of gear… a little hint of danger…a … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 1

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Chapter 1

Chapter 1 She lifted her head from the pillow, neck strained and eyes squinting – past 8 a.m. Tolerable. Fair enough. She sank back for a moment to sweet surrender then heaved herself upright. Tutu was right there under her chin in a flash, purring hard. “Yes, I’m here, I’m with you, it’s another day! … Continue reading

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Synopsis

Hermit in the Hall of Mirrors: Synopsis

Synopsis “Every journey offers numerous opportunities for new awareness and also exposes us to the risk of disorientation. To be alone in a strange land with no support from family, neighbours or friends creates a certain time of truth, when the hero can discover who he really is, or be destroyed by the experience.” – … Continue reading