I wrote a short story to go with an image I had painted for The Woodland Trust.

The story is set in a real place, a beautiful place, near Dulverton.

You can find the story here,

download the eBook of the story here.

Please feel free to share.

Most of the illustrations used with the story are from The Wild Swans.


About Jackie

I am an artist and writer. I live in a small house by the sea in Wales where I write, paint, walk and watch and dream of bears and whales. I love to read, have a wish for wings and prefer the company of animals to that of humans, though at times I can be quite friendly. I am learning how to work with wood engraving tools and hoping to show that you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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2 Responses to Heartwood

  1. Bernie Bell says:

    Jackie, Jackie, Jackie…..Jackie, Jackie, Jackie.
    I’ve sent this out to EVERYONE!
    And you share – you share, that’s the thing about you…you don’t just do it – you share.
    May all the Gods there are, Ancient and Modern, love you for it.
    And they do.
    “Come away , O human child!
    To the waters and the wild
    With a faery, hand in hand,
    For the world’s more full of weeping than you
    can understand.” – W.B. Yeats

  2. Els says:

    Ahhhhh love this proud stag with his tree-like antlers 😉

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