We Are Three

First, Jen wrote the tale of Kiernan Maguire, the first Duke of Beinn as we know it.  Following that was Devon 100 years later. 

Now there is me.

I am Benen Maguire, another Duke of Beinn, a — as I hear it — fictional town in central Ireland.  To be correct, there is a real town in Beinn’s location.  ‘Tis called Athlone.  One could say Beinn was Athlone’s precursor and would not be far mistaken as “beinn” is naught but a Gaelic word meaning “village.”

As I am the third and the newest, ’twas decided amongst Kiernan and Devon that I be subjected to this new way of communicating.

That said, I will now close.  I confess I am yet angry with how I was “introduced” and have no wish to discuss it with anyone save Nerys.

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It Is Finished

It seems difficult for me to believe that with the problems we’ve had in getting my story written that it is now finished.

Complete.

It seems strange to me to stop the story when Aidan and I were truly beginning our lives together.  Yet, what do I know of writing and the process that goes with it?  Jen is the expert there so if she says it is done, then it is.

I understand the work is not fully finished but the story itself is.

Right now, she doesn’t have any ideas for further books for my family, either in my time or yours.  I trust that will change, though.  We Maguires aren’t easily forgotten.

A seirc.

I Am Well Pleased

We are making great progress on my story.  Today we have been working on what Jen calls chapter 18.

Unfortunately, my Aidan has been kidnapped by her own father if you can believe it!  I can’t.  Nor can I believe Jen has allowed this to take place and even encouraged it.

Still…  It will be an easy matter to find her and I know that when I do, it will be forever.  I think she said there are two or three of these chapters left and then Aidan and I can live in happiness.

Or as much as can be possible in my life and time, which is — as I’ve made clear here on many occasions — quite different than this one.

Don’t forget about the Dictionary.  There are some new additions to it.

A seirc.

You Call It “AWOL”

Away without leave, correct?

I’ve been after my writer to let me speak to you more often than she does.  She insists “later.”

Well, “later” finally came when she was looking at the information for Creatif this morning and saw someone had clicked my link over there to find me here.

And what did they find?

Quite possibly overwhelming silence.  I hate to think what form of creature may have overtaken this space since I have been absent so long.

(I am being assured on this “Internet,” such a thing is not possible since it isn’t exactly physical space.  Whatever; it makes no sense to me.)

I can’t be too put out with her, however.  My story is moving along quite nicely and my Aidan is so close to seeing things my way.  Only a bit longer and she will be mine for certain, I have no doubt.

At least she hasn’t left me in limbo for over a month nearly dying.  That is not something I want to relive, but according to what she has been doing with my ancestor, once this is done, there will be at least one more go-over where she makes changes so everything will have to be relived again?  I don’t know if I can stand it, but if I must, I must.

A seirc.

Water Is Your Friend!

This is Jen taking over Kiernan’s blog for a minute. 

Yes, this is a bit off-topic for this blog, but considering some stuff I’ve been through with a family member this weekend, I have to say it.

Bear with me a minute, guys.  I have to say this.

People, it doesn’t matter if I know you very well or not, PLEASE STAY HYDRATED!!!  If you get too hot, you can easily get dehydrated.  That can make your blood pressure plummet rapidly.  It can send your eyes and your kidneys into shock. 

When your kidneys go into shock, they stop functioning.

DON’T let that happen.  It’s preventable.  DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER!!!

Water Is Your Friend!

This is Jen taking over Devon’s blog.

Yes, this is a bit off-topic for this blog, but considering some stuff I’ve been through with a family member this weekend, I have to say it.

Bear with me a minute, guys.  I have to say this.

People, it doesn’t matter if I know you very well or not, PLEASE STAY HYDRATED!!!  If you get too hot, you can easily get dehydrated.  That can make your blood pressure plummet rapidly.  It can send your eyes and your kidneys into shock. 

When your kidneys go into shock, they stop functioning.

DON’T let that happen.  It’s preventable.  DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER!!!

I Cannot Decide If I Like This

I have been silent for a while.  For now, Jen works on Devon’s story while mine rests.  This is good.  When she gets back to it, she will be able to look at it with some distance and be better able to improve it.

At least, that is my hope.

But what is it I cannot decide if I like?

While it is resting, she has a friend who wants to read one of her books that she has written.  She gave the friend a choice between mine, which is technically finished (or so I am told) or Devon’s, which she is only on chapter 8.  (I stand corrected.  Chapter 9 now.)

Personally, it matters little to me.  But it makes Jen nervous and unsure of herself.  While she is doing the writing that needs to be done, she cannot afford to dwell on uncertainties.  Nor can she go elsewhere to hide, which is what she wants to do.

This too shall pass.  Hopefully quickly.  My descendant has had to wait too long for his story, largely to no fault of Jen’s.  As she would say, “Life happens.”