Post #31.4, Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Annegray in the Vosges The keeper of the birds told me there is a “Rule of Ana.”          “It is forbidden to speak any notion that this ‘Ana’ you have called by name as anything but an angel.”          “I understand. I know this rule was made for her safety. MayContinue reading “Post #31.4, Tuesday, April 12, 2022”

Post #31.2, Weds., April 6, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. Annegray in the Vosges          “We’d nearly given up hope for finding Ana until I was on this journey to Annegray and I learned from this servant monk that Ana may have been captured by pirates. That’s why I sent the child’s garden tool with this man. If it was ourContinue reading “Post #31.2, Weds., April 6, 2022”

Post #30.13, Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. The cottage in the mountains          Close to the heart in these mountains deep in its valleys, the Black Forest cradles an eternity of ancient lore. Turned as yarn on the spindles of storytellers are romantic legends of fairies and princes, commoners always reaching justice after cruelty, always turning things upsideContinue reading “Post #30.13, Tuesday, March 29, 2022”

Post #30.12, Thursday, March 24, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. The cottage in the mountains          Ana and I are stumbling over steep cobblestones of reunion. Her dream of finding her beloved teacher alive and well, welcoming her back is dashed, and instead she gets handed a man with a wound.          She breaks into my silence with words, “Of courseContinue reading “Post #30.12, Thursday, March 24, 2022”