Today I made, what is to me, an amazing discovery about my fiction.
RoYds is the name of the refuge for delayed souls in my story of the same name.
In the north of England, where my story is set, Royd(s) is a common place name meaning: clearing. In the story I always spell the name with a large 'Y', the symbol for luminance. RoYds is a place for those who are drawn to the "light side" -- for whatever reason. I also use the Y as the favicon for my website.
Today I was excited by a television trailer for a new production of the book Moonfleet by J. Meade Falkner, one of my childhood favourites. More decades have passed since I last read Moonfleet than I care to recall!
My blood ran cold as I started to remember Moonfleet. The Mohunes Coat of Arms, contains a symbol shaped like a large Y. This sign features throughout the book and also on the old book cover!
Did Moonfleet sow some of the seeds for Refuge of Delayed Souls? I never would have thought so until today.