February 18, 2015 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about feeling good. Is it a relationship? A new dawn, a new day? A reprieve or a relief from earlier tension? Does it come from giving or receiving a gift? Is it the result of compassion? If you hear wedding bells, add them to the story.
I think Merlin had rather a rude awakening to 1st century Roman Judaea last week! All the healing arts he’d learned from his druid heritage seemed to have got thrown out the window. I think he must have been operating some ridiculous code of secrecy, in view of the fact that he was in a different and unfamiliar country, and century. Let’s see if he’s come to his senses a bit more this week …
Merlin Learns a New Way: Part II
“On balance, I think I’ll stay,” I reply to this woman named Anna, who clearly knows who’s boss! I give her my real smile too, the one that says I’m glad she can cut through convention to what really matters. I don’t get the chance to use this one often.
“Good!” she replies, hands on hips and a damp ringlet brushing her cheek where her efforts have worked it loose from its braid. The man she’s just patched up looks up at her, shocked thanks written in his worn features. “Because now we have a wedding to get to!”
… A little, perhaps. People who don’t take the fashionable bullshit usually impress him. And Anna definitely does not take it! I’m rather hoping there’ll be a chance to write Part III so that we can see what happens at the wedding :-).
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Brightest Blessings to you ALL, as always,
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