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A Summer Snowfall

There once was a young woman named Bega. She lived in England in a time before us, when the land stretched onwards for miles like a slow breath and the hills rolled quietly and the sea whispered its lullabies. She lived with her father amid tumbling hills and rumbling streams, where mountains touched the sky and valleys sank low.

[Workshop] FOLDING WORDS: Landscape & Memory

Originally posted on Grayestone Lodge:
If you’ll be in the Lakes Region the first week of April, come write with me on 4 April 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Meredith Community Center. We will explore the intersection of landscape and memory through creative writing…

Crossing the Boundary

We set off from Stoney Middleton, the small Derbyshire village where Lover’s Leap stands tall and perilous, tales of rejected lovers jumping from the edge wafting in the air like the petticoats that saved them.   We see the grassy hill, edged by sheep,…

Editor Profile: Casey Tingle

And we are back with another inside look at the people behind the Folded Word! This week we are focusing on our Fiction Editor, Casey Tingle. Below are some tidbits about her work, fun facts, and advice for future editors. Thanks for reading this…

A Cottage Garden

The two stunted cottages were squashed together in the village, their rooms small, their doorways shallow. These houses had been there for more than two hundred years and they carried with them the way people used to live here. They faced a river that…

I wonder what you see…

#WonderFold is a monthly feature that includes a prompt-based writing challenge one month, followed by the publication of a winning response the next month.  INVITATION: All art grows out of paying attention: in sight, sound, scent, taste & touch. You are invited to craft…

What’s in a Name?

A walk through the Neepsend area of Sheffield doesn’t exactly bring you at one with nature. The area was heavily industrialised in the 19th century and today it’s an urban explorer’s paradise with many old factory buildings standing derelict and frozen in time. You have to look hard to find any hint of greenery here, but in this landscape of chimneys and brick, there are small pockets of nature in the most surprising places.

Wonderfold Winner

a response to April’s #Wonderfold Prompt Our winner this month is Grace Galton, for her beautiful poem Listening! We had many wonderful submissions so if you didn’t get it this time, keep submitting. So without further ado, please enjoy Galton’s work and as always keep your eye out for our next Wonderfold Prompt, you…

Resistance is Futile

We pull up outside the house and look over at this pale sandstone building in the corner. A For Sale sign leans to the right and trees bend in from the left. It’s an odd looking house. Small church-like windows dot the stone as…

The Corn Exchange

The Corn Exchange in Leeds is a beautiful Victorian building, designed in 1861 by Cuthbert Brodrick and opened in 1863 as a trading floor for the sale of corn wheat, barley, hops, beans, peas, and seeds. This circular stone building has an unusual spherical…