stars. sky. sinful folk.
stars. sky. sinful folk.
Sinful Folk - Nikki McClure, Ned Hayes

"Stars steam away as a pale sun rises, hot coal

dropped in a watery sky. Light seeps across the

forest as the reedy shrieks of wood fowl echo 

in the trees.


The valley where our village of Duns rests is

surrounded by forested hills. The path from

our village to the King’s Highway is no road

at all; it is a crooked line of mud rutted with

cart tracks, a rough trough where the dirty

snow is stabbed through by the hooves of

feral sheep. To the east, that faint track leads

up through the forest until it reaches, finally,

the open country and paths that lead to other places.


The flock of villagers around the cart thins now. Hob is taking us beyond

the bounds of the known world."


-- from the novel SINFUL FOLK



PHOTO: sans titre by emily szabo on Flickr.