#37.6 Thurs., Oct. 13, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. A house in the Pagan village          Thole and Largin caught up in wonder argue incessantly over taking turns to hold the baby. Both father and grandfather have acquired that skill overnight.  Tilp is doing well, Ana says. Colleen recites instructions in monotone. I’ve known some who are Irish ceaselessly yammerContinue reading “#37.6 Thurs., Oct. 13, 2022”

#37.3, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2022

Historical setting: 589 C.E. On the south side of the Loire          The rain seems powerless now for dampening spirit. The little donkey bounds the full circumference of the pasture fence, bucking and leaping, dancing his finest moves to please the stolid mares looking on.          Jesse stands akimbo by the gate watching the romp,Continue reading “#37.3, Thurs., Oct. 6, 2022”

Post #27.3, Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Forest Primeval          Druid Largin blames us for bringing them what he believes is plague and also for breaking the promise to return the child. I’ve offered to go to the woman who is ill and take her the tea that healed the Count, then I can see for myself ifContinue reading “Post #27.3, Tuesday, December 7, 2021”

Post #27.2 Thurs. December 2, 2021

Historical setting: 588 C.E. Forest Primeval          Here is the place where once we kindled a fire. It’s a cold little mound of ash without a whisper of smoke. We eat leftovers from the great feast of victory this noon day. It is still and very cold.  The sun only pretends to prod its tenticalsContinue reading “Post #27.2 Thurs. December 2, 2021”