More than survival

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

One of my all-time favourite fantasy cycles is the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever by Stephen Donaldson. They were the first fantasy books I ever read other than the classics such as Tolkien, Lewis and Carroll. My grandfather sent me a copy of the first book in paperback when I was living in France, “You’ll like this. The cover says it all…”

Well, if it did,  I didn’t fancy it. Bear in mind the fantasy genre hadn’t come my way much back then and flicking through the first chapters the style didn’t appeal, the hero was an anti-hero and commits unspeakable acts. I didn’t care for the way the opening chapters were written and honestly, the only reason I persevered was because I had already read my way through all the English language books in the library in Vichy, including the ones in the storeroom. Reading in French…

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By Scott Bailey © 2018

In the froth and the spay
In the spume and the churn
In the majesty of the mightiest wave
And the receding tide
A drop of water
A single drop
That one day
Will hold the heart
Of a child

Image from Pixabay

In response to the daily prompt Tide

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Proud Dad

By Scott Bailey © 2013

Hushed concentration
Then with a sudden surprise
His name is written!

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Originally published in A Spring of Dreams