The Stars Around Tir na Nua My personal literary taste has always hovered around the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. I enjoy finding myself transported to a world that is clearly not 21st century Earth, and yet is believable despite its fictional genesis in the mind of an author. So, when I come to the […]
It was a day like many many others. Her world was a room. Two paces, cool stone, three paces, rough wood, a door, and in that a smaller door, a tiny one, a food door. Kitsuniko would have despaired, but it was her world and she could remember nothing else. There was a dim light […]
Smoke sat and thought about what he would do with this new life. He wanted to at least say goodbye to Gospels before he left and perhaps he could impose for another night, with directions and a nights sleep. Another sigh escaped, he did not relish sleeping again on a stone bench, but at least […]
Smoke heard the shift from what seemed to be memorized scripture, chanted and formal, to whispered supplications, or so he assumed. Looking about him he saw that he was draped, in large part trapped, beneath some sort of animal skins. They were heavy and he struggled to get his arms free. He regretted it almost […]
Smoke came to himself again to the sound of chanted prayers. He drifted as he listened to the sing-song praises, and in bits and pieces he remembered. It was supposed to be just another death at sea like many others before. There is nothing quite like being lost at sea for drawing another chapter, grown uncomfortable and […]
* * * Smoke struggled against the weight upon him as he had the weight of the heavy sea. But this was not the sea, it held him against hard rock unlike the wash of the sea that he had been unable to press against, then too, he was warm. He ached all over […]
This is the way it was with the Tuatha de. Each wife with her husband had a first born, but second, Dana gave a child. The women bore this womb duty so that children of the gods were born. Second and Fifth were borne as womb duty for the Tuatha de Dana. But Dana favored the bright celtic stocks for her kings and queens. Dana herself bare Brigid (3) not the betrayer who fled, this was the true born daughter of Dana herself.
The great ship of the Gael sailed swift through the tightening grip of star light. The Tuatha de Dana all slept. Then ship master Bailey alone was awakened, he sensed the fearful threat. The great tuath ship rushed above the clouds, toward the shores of the new country, Tir na Nua.
There are many peoples, lands, and sites to see, but in the middle of it all is a blue pool on an ice topped purple mountain above a green isle in the misty inner sea. It is the quiet center of the whole world, a place of peace and solitude.
Are we not the true sons of Captain Bailey and his sky sailors? We have lost the stars for now, but wide we range upon the Seas even, it is said, beyond the spine of the world. Though none have returned from the far side of the world, one day they will.