"No worries." I said "Of course I will."
The mild panic set in later. Could I do it?
Wallflower was never a term I could apply to self, but could I gently twist a few arms, call a few favours and drum up some enthusiasm for an online magazine that I think is really quite brilliant? I hoped so.
Within days my wheedling was paying off. Some most excellent blogger's came back to say what I wanted to hear - fantastic! Now I have a couple of little gaps and I need your help.
The next edition is due out in December, a month that holds a number of personal celebrations and I thought that this would be a good subject to explore.
Jubal looked around the decorated room.
"What's with the greenery?"
"One of your heathen celebrations?"
"Mr Sancreed." Dorcas said "If we are going to spend an evening together shall we make some ground rules? If I don't talk about my heathen beliefs then we won't talk about yours."
He glowered at her for a while and then smiled.
"The name is Jubal, and you are Dorcas, I understand. I'm only pulling your leg about the decorations; it looks very nice if you like your outside on the inside."
"Jubal, then, I..."
"So this is one of your Pagan festivals?"
"Yes, but the true..."
"So you do agree that you have heathen beliefs?"
"To you yes, just as much as yours are to me, but..."
"I personally don't have any heathen beliefs of any sort. God deserted me a long time ago."
"I'm not surprised." Dorcas said "You probably never let him finish a sentence. Shall we eat?"
-an excerpt from Coven of One.
So that was me, but what about you? What are your thoughts on Yule, Christmas and all the other festivals of light at this time of the year. I would love you to reach into your seasonal bag and send me a lovely sack of about 500 words linking life, light and literature.
Submissions welcome at my email address (in me profile), no later than 15th November.
If you haven't read THE OPENING BLAG yet then please get your ass over there now. It is jam packed with interesting bloggers doing all manner of interesting things - a coven of artful creatives. A must for writers, poets and artists.
pee ess - this is not THE secret. That is coming very soon, and I am very, very excited.....