Midnight at Kyrie Castle (Story)

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Midnight at Kyrie Castle oil on copper

Midnight at Kyrie Castle
oil on copper, 11 x 10

“In the land of the Sidhe,
near the mouth of Loch Eve,
where pookas and changelings roam,
gossamer vapors rise in the sapphire sky,
amid a phantom moon.
Coppery firelight glows
from the gabled windows
and vaulted walls of Kyrie Castle,
onto the tarn below.”
(cover picture and page 1)

Kyrie Castle Raven Tree, oil on copper, 8 x 10 width=

Kyrie Castle Raven Tree
oil on copper, 8 x 10

“Ravens, pitch-dark and vigilant,
perch in conspiracy
at the edge of the shadowy wood
of Kyrie Castle”
(page 2)

Purple Tapirs of Kyrie Castle, oil on copper, 8 x 10 width=

Purple Tapirs of Kyrie Castle
oil on copper, 8 x 10

“Purple Tapirs graze on
clover and thistle
by the silent tarn
of Kyrie Castle”
(page 3)

Kyrie Castle Owl, oil on copper, 11 x 10

Kyrie Castle Owl
oil on copper, 11 x 10

“A solitary, nocturnal Owl
presides over the cliffs
surrounding the tarn
of Kyrie Castle”
(page 4)

Kyrie Castle Mother Dragon, oil on copper, 8 x 10

Kyrie Castle Mother Dragon
oil on copper, 8×10

“A benevolent Mother Dragon
incubates nine eggs
on a mound of basalt and breccia,
in view of Kyrie Castle”
(page 5)

Dragon Eggs, oil on copper, 7 x 6

Dragon Eggs
oil on copper, 7 x 6

“The Lair of Dragon Eggs
shine pearlescent
under the phantom moon of Kyrie Castle”
(page 6)

Father Dragon, oil on copper, 11 x 10

Father Dragon
oil on copper, 11 x 10

“Father Dragon
returns to the
Lair of Eggs.”
(page 7)

Snowy Swans, oil on copper, 6 x 10

Snowy Swans
oil on copper, 6 x 10

“Snowy Swans sparkle
luminescent on the midnight
tarn of Kyrie Castle”
(page 8)

Tarn Vortex, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Tarn Vortex
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“A vortex
churns the
tarn’s surface
of Kyrie Castle.”
(page 9)

Kyrie Castle Grant, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Kyrie Castle Grant
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“A Winged Grant
springs from the
inky abyss of
the tarn at Kyrie Castle”
(page 10)

Weary Travelers, oil on copper, 11 x 10

Weary Travelers
oil on copper, 11 x 10

“In the wake of the spiraling
vortex, at the water’s
edge, Weary Travelers
seek refuge.
The man asks, “How will
we reach the Castle?”
(page 11)

The Tarn Tree Man, oil on copper, 12 x 12

The Tarn Tree Man
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Hearing the Weary Travelers
lament, The Tarn Tree Man
speaks, “Take the Viking Longship!”
(page 12)

Viking Longship, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Viking Longship
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“A Viking Longship
floats forth to
transport the Weary Travelers
to Kyrie Castle.”
(page 13)

Viking Longship Rigging, oil on copper, 10 x 12

Viking Longship Rigging
oil on copper, 10 x 12

“The Viking Longship’s
Rigging is set for
a safe voyage.”
(page 14)

Fiery Fish Shapes, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Fiery Fish Shapes
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Fiery Fish Shapes
appear under
the fluid
surface of the
ancient tarn.”
(page 15)

Talking Fish, oil on copper, 10 x 12

Talking Fish
oil on copper, 10 x 12

“Three whiskered fish
break the water,
shouting, ‘Beware the
Tarn Creature!'”
(page 16)

Tarn Creature, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Tarn Creature
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Phantom moonlit ripples
reveal the shadow
of the dreaded
Tarn Creature.”
(page 17)

Tarn Angel, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Tarn Angel
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“An angel calls from
the castle’s quay,
‘Fear not. We’ve
been praying for
your safe arrival.'”
(page 18)

Tarn Stairway, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Tarn Stairway
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Marble stairs
lead the
Weary Travelers
to the door of
Kyrie Castle”
(page 19)

Fluffy the Doorbear, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Fluffy the Doorbear
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Fluffy the Doorbear
opens the doors of
Kyrie Castle.”
(page 20)

Lord Robert of Eleison, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Lord Robert of Eleison
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“Good evening,
I am Robert of Eleison.
Welcome to
Kyrie Eleison Castle.”
(page 21)

Kyrie Eleison Castle Accommodations, oil on copper, 12 x 12

Kyrie Eleison Castle Accommodations
oil on copper, 12 x 12

“The guests enjoy a
sumptuous feast before
retiring to their bedchamber
for a few hours of rest.”
(page 22)

Kyrie Eleison Castle Window, oil on copper, 7 x 5

Kyrie Eleison Castle Window
oil on copper, 7 x 5

“The phantom moon sinks
into Loch Eve,
as dawn lights the windows
of Kyrie Eleison Castle.”
(page 23)

30-30 Jan17 Collage

Story Collage
(page 24)