10.4.2018

The Kelpie of Loch Goraidh

Each-uisge Loch Goraidh

The Kelpie of Loch Goraidh

 

Note: This short story is from my collection Fadó, Fadó: Selkies, Kelpies, and Other Celtic Creatures, which you can get for just $2.99 on Amazon!

 

Once upon a time, in a small parish in Scotland, on the yellow banks of Loch Goraidh, there lived a poor farmer with three daughters. Moyna, the eldest, was thin and wispy, and altogether plain. She was even-tempered and kind, but even the sweetest heart wasn’t enough to add sheep to a dowry in those days. [Read more…]

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10.22.2017

So Much CHANGE!

Change. It’s hard. I know.

But this is good change, I promise. Stick with me. [Read more…]

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10.22.2017

The Faoladh’s Secret

Rún An Fhaolaidh

The Faoladh’s Secret

 

Note: This short story is from my collection Fadó, Fadó: Selkies, Kelpies, and Other Celtic Creatures, which you can get for just $2.99 on Amazon!

There are no wolves in Ireland. Not anymore. They were hunted out of existence many years ago. Yet, every now and again, there are whispers. Sightings. Rumors.

Every seven years to be exact. [Read more…]

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7.4.2017

The Third of July

It’s Monday, July 3rd, but I’m not busy making Fourth of July plans—pool parties, barbecues, family & friends. Instead, the day before Americans turn out en masse to celebrate the country, I spend the morning in a waiting room with new American immigrants.

It’s silent, and the chairs are hard. [Read more…]

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12.27.2016

What it’s like to explore the INSIDE of a glacier

While in Reykjavik recently, we had the incredible opportunity to visit Langjökull, the second-largest of Iceland’s four glaciers.

We’d passed the glacier on several other tours, and that was one of the most surreal experiences. You’re looking out the window at the mountains and the vast sky above, when something twinges in your brain and you realize that white sky you’re looking at isn’t sky at all.

Like an optical illusion, the image twists and it slowly becomes apparent that the snow-white bit behind the mountains is land.

Langjökull glacier Iceland

Looking at Langjökull from afar.

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