Scraps & Wild Gatherings: A Short Story Anthology

Scraps & Wild Gatherings: A Short Story Anthology

by Penny Reilly


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Scraps & Wild Gatherings: A Short Story Anthology by Penny Reilly

Nature touches us... she waits for that odd moment when our thoughts are elsewhere, tucked in at the corners of a neat little life. Suddenly, she not only untucks those corners, but pulls on loose threads, unravelling all we thought was 'normal' in our world.

Greenman, Jack in the Green, Cernunnos, Herne, John Barleycorn …all reference the Magickal being who is the epitome of the God of Nature. His presence is revered in all things, all sentient beings and in the changing nature of the very seasons themselves as the native Spirit of the ancient Land of Albion.

Who has not lain on their back, looking up through a canopy of leaves, to see faces show briefly before vanishing? A benign, foliate mask of leaves, his signature appearance. I have dreamed of him since childhood. He has been there for me in the tales of my lands and to me, his presence represents nature itself and its changing cycles.

And so, Lady Nature and the Greenman come to play in my dreams and psyche, along with creatures who shapeshift and change. I give you, Scraps and Wild Gatherings, the tale that gave me the title, not only to the story, but the entire collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992475994
Publisher: 'the readers' Pty Ltd
Publication date: 04/25/2017
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents


1 Introduction

5 Introduction - An Byhan Gwrannen

9 Poem – Shapeshifter

11 An Byhan Gwrannen - The Little Wren

25 Intro - Music of Padarn Woods

27 Poem – Autumn Music

29 Music of Padarn Woods

59 Introduction - Cairns and Crocus

61 Poem - The Great Unseen

63 Cairns and Crocus

83 Introduction - Dowr Koner

85 Poem - Mill Pond

87 Dowr Koner - Red River

119 Introduction - Entanglements

121 Poem - Entangled

123 Entanglements

161 Intro - The Artisan and the Raven

163 Poem - Into the Dreaming

165 The Artisan and the Raven

225 Intro - Scraps & Wild Gatherings

227 Poem - I Am

229 Scraps & Wild Gatherings

255 The End

257 About the Author

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