Dream dapples, Pied-beams and Tantalights

As the beam touches you, it has a near instant effect, quickly drawing your thoughts out through the window and filling you with a desire to be out there, on the other side of the glass, walking in the sunlight, exploring the city streets, or escaping over the horizon, (I like to think of this particular effect as a positive variety of Corpse-light or Willow-the-wisp, but without the danger of being drawn into some terrible dark and boggy end).

Visual inspiration from The Mag

A writing challenge to start the year with. The picture below was posted on http://magpietales.blogspot.com/ – the idea is to write a poem or vignette inspired by it and share it. Mine is below. You can read the others at The Mag – link above. Running on empty Hey river, were you here before the woods?…