Just a wee description of a castle rooftop…

castle roof
Photo taken at Castle Fraser

A castle rooftop from the series, A Dancer’s Journey:

“The gable of the great hall rose high to the front, a huge chimney boasted diminutive battlements, and other lower layers of pink castle sprawled out haphazardly in front of me. There were three small turrets, upended cones that had been meticulously finished round and round with ever smaller and smaller lichen dotted tiles. Tiny mismatched windows blinked in the sun: circles, squares and one narrow bent rectangle. Sections of roof ended randomly, some with mossy little steps to nowhere; one jutting brick triangle had been shaped to fit the side of a sloping turret.”

Excerpt from TENDU by Ailish Sinclair

And that really is all today. Because: busy editing. Been sucked in to a manuscript and am finding it hard to leave.

More on the series

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Other castle rooftops are available.

As are other thefts from castles.

And other books:

Historical Fiction from Ailish Sinclair. Witches, kidnapping, Romans and romance.

28 Replies to “Just a wee description of a castle rooftop…”

  1. I’d hate to be the roofer on that building! As for your being “sucked into your manuscript,” you sound as though you’re following in the footsteps of another Scottish (by ancestry) writer, Jesse Stuart, whose wife said that when he once got started into writing a story kept at it until he’d finished!

  2. Bravo! (whistle, whistle, clap, clap!) Love the description…and…I guess, in my heart? “I hope this means the pain has receded enough to not distract from her ‘lost in the zone of wonderful!’ 😀 I so felt within, your healing journey when you posted the tale of blue mind and pink rocks – so I’m a hoping it’s manifested in physical form!! <3

  3. I googled Castle Fraser out of curiosity, quite impressive. Did you take the photo from the large tower? A great angle!
    And I saw an interesting name on the map “Port Elphinstone”.

          1. I just read up on the bishop, a very interesting person. So Aberdeen University is a very old one, from 1494, I never knew. One learns many interesting things on the Internet.

  4. The picture is excellent. That is an awesome shot. Your writing is terrific. I love your descriptions of the roof top and your word usage. It’s so great to be able to see and read things from around the world as if a person is just nearby sharing.

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