Has England been good to us since we returned? Yes, she has indeed. But it wasn’t until my studio felt like a studio that England felt like home.
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The second story about Billy the Conqueror, in which Billy captures two spies and brings a lord’s lovesick daughter out of fairyland.
Ursula Holden Gill was introduced as a “shape-shifting scalliwag” by our hosts, the Worth Valley Storytelling Guild, and that is exactly what she was. At first she appeared as an ordinary woman wearing a pair of clogs, but then she was a deer in the forest, and then a witch, and then an ogre’s wife.
It doesn’t seem very popular, this idea that writing is a joyous activity, or that a person would write for no other reason than the sheer joy of doing it. But what if the work itself brings you joy, and what if your story makes you laugh out loud? That’s what Billy does for me.