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P.J. Mordant Hi Cameron - what an interesting question.

Flammark is a very pretty village indeed. It has a market square, with a clock tower, and a lovely church. S…more
Hi Cameron - what an interesting question.

Flammark is a very pretty village indeed. It has a market square, with a clock tower, and a lovely church. St. Jude's is built in the Romanesque style of architecture which attracts visitors from far and wide. They usually end up in the Flammark Arms - an old coaching inn back in the day, it's pink-washed now, for the tourist trade.

And business is good. Flammark is part of a series of 'sites of historical interest' nearby. Its cathedral town, Sandmarsh, can trace its foundation back to pre-Christian times, and ancient Celtic burial sites are a feature of the county's landscape. People love to visit the standing stones and watch the Sandmarsh Pagan Society enact their ceremonies, particularly Samhain, which they celebrate on top of the craggy heights of Seely Tor.

But Flammark is also a very dark place. It is plagued with an ancient, cyclical curse that affects the whole village when certain events align. It makes normal life impossible, and is especially deadly for those the evil has in its sights ...(less)
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I've a new short story up on my website. It adds to the world building I'm doing around my imagined village of Flammark and its environs.

It's set in the cathedral town of Sandmarsh, about twenty miles away and mentions a character that appears in my next in series. It also describes the pre-Christian roots of the area and introduces the pagan/Celtic mythologies that are going to permeate the ser Read more of this blog post »
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