Secrets in the Forest

I was fascinated by a story in today’s Sunday Times reporting the UK has more forest than at any time since 1750. It seems we are planting more trees than ever. Is there a place more mystical than an ancient woodland? The header for this blog shows a gnarled hawthorn. In the woods of Cannock Chase there have been murders, bodies buried, suicides, rumours of satanic cults and midnight meets for biker gangs. Occasionally people go hiking and enjoy picnics too. The woods are tied closely into our folklore…..they inspired this story, The Forest, about a man who becomes desperate to escape his dreadful job.

Advertisements

About richlakin

I'm married with two young boys and living in Staffordshire. If I'm not working you can find me day dreaming or holding high-brow literature in front of my face. Or eating Arctic Roll.
This entry was posted in Outsiders and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s