TALES BY THE FIRESIDE AT FIR TREE FARM
I had the good fortune to spend an evening in the company of Sue Gerrard at the Fir Tree Farm, Kings Moss, St. Helens. Here our local poet read form her short story collection ‘Tales by the Fireside.’ All of life’s frailties came to the fore as Sue read Last One Standing, The Dinner Party, Pride of Place, and more.
It was an evening of reflection on the entanglement of Jealousy, Murder, and the misfortune of situation. It was easy to place oneself beside the fire place looking at the reflections of the fire through a whiskey tumbler accompanied by the soft tones of the story teller. I’m surprised that we do not see more of Sue’s work on the stage. The precision of the stories would suit the mastery of the performer.
Returning to the car with the stimulation of the evening it was easy to see the strained horses of the night stagecoach and the trumpet call of an All Saints Evening.
Sue will be repeating the experience at Fir Tree Farm on December the 1st with Christmas ghost stories.