My story Lover’s Leap, is in the November issue of Take a Break’s Fiction Feast, which should be in the shops now.
This tale was prompted by my trip to Ireland earlier this year (see, Mrs Tax Inspector, swanning about in the campervan is a perfectly legitimate business expense). We visited Loop Head, where as well as a lighthouse there’s a large chunk of rock which has broken away from the mainland. This is home to a variety of seabirds. The picture is of me attempting to get a shot of the chicks.
The birds are perfectly safe as predators (except other birds) and people can’t reach them. However there’s a legend about someone jumping across. That story and much more about the area can be found here. Gary and I have visited quite a few castles and natural features where it’s claimed people have made impossible leaps, often for love. I’m almost certain at least some of the stories were made up, so I decided to add one of my own.