Man Eating Ray She took off her boots and stockings. Holding her dress high she waded in. The water was crystal clear. Silver finned fish snaked through bunches of red sea weed and a family of shepherd lobsters marched across the shingle. She watched in fascination as the largest one used its claws to round …
In Calorean, the main mode of transport is hare back riding. Not only does Beau get about the realm by hare, but he is also an accomplished jockey and regular competitor in the annual Calorean hare hurdles. Calorean hares Septima and Bluebell are similar to Lepus Europaeus, the native brown hare of England. This species was …
The behaviour of fungi in Calorean varies from village to village. In the dwarf realm and in Skyle’s village, fungi grows in the ground. But the fungi in Beau’s village of Lochnar Common moves around freely.
“Skyle felt something move against her leg & looked down to see a collection of tawny coloured mushmers milling around near an old log”
April 28, 2014
Two years ago, on a rare week off in the summer holidays my son Alex & I were walking the dog across a local common. We passed our time imagining a world full of little people and hares, warmongering dwarves and impossibly vain moth men. Before we knew it, Calorean became lodged in our minds and wouldn’t let go. …