The story is done. Whew! Now I can think about other things for awhile. My fiction comes barging into my awareness and dominates everything until the story runs out. I will continue to serialize it here, in part because editing and refining works best after I walk away from it and have to review it with a critical eye.
Edit: I’ll offer a cryptic hint about the story. There are three main characters, each contributing to the final resolution by their unique talents, but the real hero is non-human.
We’ve had some heavy rains and they will be coming and going for a few more weeks. It means that the rivers in our area are up a good bit, but it also makes the water murky with silt. At least it smells better during a good flow; the load of pollutants is dissipated better.
It also brings out the flowers. This is what we call Indian Paintbrushes and they are just getting started. This small cluster will likely become a dense patch covering whole acres of fallow land that is mowed for hay. They don’t grow unless tall grass is mowed down. I should be able to get lots of good flower pix in the next few weeks, so I’m dusting off the big camera.
After asking my closest circle of supporters privately, it now seems appropriate to mention a prayer request to the wider audience of readers. Without getting bogged down in all my personal misgivings, I want you to pray with me about whether I should try to produce a few teaching videos. While I can probably do this by myself, I would really love to have some help. And if any of you, dear readers, are interested in joining the fun, to include making your own videos in support of Radix Fidem or this virtual parish, let me know. Maybe we can collaborate on a YouTube channel or something.