I entered an original prose composition in Caid’s Pentathlon 2017. I created a series of letters from a fictional English Prioress writing in the 13th century. I constructed them for 21st century reader interest, but they are period in both text and story. (Be sure to check out the time that Abbess Euphemia tossed a… Continue Reading The Prioress’s Letters
I wrote this poem in January 2015, just in time for early compositional entries for Caid’s Pentathlon 2015. The original prose story is found in the 14th century Orkneyinga Saga. I created the poem as a stanzaic fornyrðislag style. Sigurd and the Raven Banner Songs we sing of Odin’s messengers Ravens black, bearers of the… Continue Reading Pentathlon 2015: Poem
A particularly bad undead was the Icelandic duagr or revenant. These pesky undead might be confined to the barrows but the more powerful could range around. The worst of all attacked animals, humans and whole villages. Click to read “Remnants of Revenants,” a short research paper on the dreaded draugr of Iceland and Norway.
Lady Avicia was kind enough to send me a link to an article on a strange unearthed burial practice in 8th century Ireland. The article led to more research, which led me to realize I had a big misconception about the Viking timeline in Ireland. I replied to Avicia that 8th century Ireland was home… Continue Reading Irish Burial — Revenants?
This post documents my original story “The Wolf’s Story” Iceland’s medieval works comprise one of the greatest bodies of national literature. Written between the 12th and 13th centuries, the sagas and stories contain history, romance, and the supernatural – often all at once. One of the best known and skilful authors was Snorri Sturluson, who… Continue Reading Documentation for “The Wolf’s Story”