Morning Call

The thumping wakes me.  Irregular but persistent it shakes the wall by my head and, once I’ve unwoven my mind from the tapestry of dreams, leaves me in no doubt that my day has begun.  The clock reads five to six.  Smiling, I slide out of bed and switch off the alarm that hasn’t had … More Morning Call

All in the mind

The mud covered track that rises up through the wood in front of me dampens my resolve; such a stark contrast with the blazing sun at my back seems ominous. I hesitate, noting the marks of hooves in the churned mess as my eyes adjust to the darkness beneath the trees. The rustle of their … More All in the mind