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    Hello! My name is Laura, welcome to my blog! I write weird stories, collect dragon plushies and stay up too late with my nose in a book. I am a wife, mom and child saved by grace. My hope is that you find encouragement here or at least a smile or too.
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    We have come from God, and inevitably the myths woven by us, though they contain error, will also reflect a splintered fragment of the true light, the eternal truth that is with God. Indeed only by myth-making, only by becoming 'sub-creator' and inventing stories, can Man aspire to the state of perfection that he knew before the Fall. Our myths may be misguided, but they steer however shakily towards the true harbour, while materialistic 'progress' leads only to a yawning abyss and the Iron Crown of the power of evil.
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Stephen of Scarborough (Part Six)

I grunted as I tugged on my stiff, black leather boot, dancing around on one foot as I attempted to force the stubborn thing on.  When I finally succeeded, I repeated the process with the other boot.  William chuckled as he watched me.

“It’s easier if you sit,” he pointed out, merriment dancing in his brown eyes.

“Is that so?”  I scoffed.  He knew quite well I never did things the easy way.  I grabbed my scarlet tunic from the cot, pulled it over my head, and carefully adjusted it so that it sat straight over my mail shirt.  I buckled my sword around my wait and picked up my gloves. 

“Well,” I said turning to William who stood ready and leaning on the doorframe.  “Let’s get this over with.”

He chuckled again, “Any young knight would find it an honor to sit at the sheriff’s table.  You make it sound like an execution.”

“Firstly, we’re standing, not sitting.  And secondly, I do not count it an honor to watch as fat Normans stuff their uncouth faces.”

William shook his head, “Just mind your tongue and your head and you should be fine.”

“Then perhaps I should leave my brains behind,” I said putting on my gloves.

“Why not show that you have some,” teased William straitening his stance.

I crossed my arms and stared at him.  “Very well cousin.  To prove to you I can mind my tongue I shall only utter words that are the essence of propriety.”

“I’d like to see that,” he looked over his shoulder as a horn sounded from the courtyard.  “Come along, Mr. Propriety.  A king’s feast awaits and we’re to oversee the affair.”

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1 Comment

  1. Daniel

     /  October 27, 2009

    Ooo… cool!


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