Post #28.9, Thurs., January 20, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          Now I understand. I’m not really here to help with the hunt while these two men guide me on a comfortably furnished journey to find the Christians in the wilderness. The only thing that concerns them is the continuation of their own tribe. Guldilyn mentioned theContinue reading “Post #28.9, Thurs., January 20, 2022”

Post #28.8, Weds., January 19, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          It turns out when the boulders are rolled from the two caves this tribe’s stash of skins and weapons is revealed. Here is an abundance of deerskins and fleeces. I already have the fleece that was given me by Druid Largin, but it’s obvious I haveContinue reading “Post #28.8, Weds., January 19, 2022”

Post #28.7, Tues. January 18, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          It was a long night and day and night again of celebrating this vague hope that generations may come and this tribe by the Loire may go on.          On this new morning I am following the pagan tribe of hunters, though I’ve set my ownContinue reading “Post #28.7, Tues. January 18, 2022”

Post #28.6, Thurs., January 13, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          Great peaks of flames roll, each tongue rising higher, snapping and hissing then dissolving silently into the hot center of it all. As each finger of flame points deeper into the dark a spew of sparks escapes to eternity with the winter stars. Across the fireContinue reading “Post #28.6, Thurs., January 13, 2022”

Post #28.5, Weds., January 12, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          The leftovers of a huge feast with visitors and long nights of parties is old food, empty barrels, and contentious divisions between the tribes. The withering greens are set outside. The ashes are swept from the hearthstones and new wood is stacked. Ordinary tidiness is theContinue reading “Post #28.5, Weds., January 12, 2022”

Post #28.4, Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          The Druid is going to make sense of his mention of a folk myth in which a fair maiden kisses a frog. It has to do with Thole being missing. Even though these people know the Celtic lore of “shape changing,” could anyone really believe they’veContinue reading “Post #28.4, Tuesday, January 11, 2022”

Post #28.3, Thurs., January 6, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Gaul was forest          I know Christianity runs on rumor too often, but this rumor of pagan human sacrifice has some credence. There have been findings. I ask the druid what is their intention.          He answers after an uncomfortably long pause for shared grins with Guldilyn.          “My boyContinue reading “Post #28.3, Thurs., January 6, 2022”

Post #28.2, Weds., January 5, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Brittany was forest          The pagan storyteller and I are discussing the differences of our mythologies, when Druid Largin intrudes to mention what had already crossed my mind.          “You won’t see your friend Thole again.”          “I noticed he was gone; what happened to him?”          “Oh, we knowContinue reading “Post #28.2, Weds., January 5, 2022”

Post #28.1, Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. when Gaul was forest          “So doesn’t that big old Christian story book have any tales of a wild hunt?” Guldilyn, the storyteller, asks.          It’s only the two of us here because any who would be waiting to hear another tale have simply wandered off.           “I think it wasContinue reading “Post #28.1, Tuesday, January 4, 2022”

Post #27.14, Thurs. Dec. 30, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Forest Primeval          My story continues, “What they found was the star shining for the birth of a child. There was a mother and baby, a fire that warmed them, a human fellow who cared for them, a donkey ready to carry them to a safer place later, and they wereContinue reading “Post #27.14, Thurs. Dec. 30, 2021”