In one sense I’ve been blogging since 1992. Now I know that this pre-dates blogs (in fact in pre dates me even having a computer) but since then I’ve been exchanging letters with my good friend Kevin the Canadian (now known as Kevin the Patriach) and they are so similar to my blog stylee that they seem to be a series of “posts” that were ahead of the neccessary technology. I’ve just had a letter from him that took him eight months to write (due to Patriarchal responsibilities) and tonight I added it to the HUGE file I have that’s labelled the ‘Kevine Epistles!’ Flicking through the file on a whim I came across the novel that we were co-authoring and thought I’d put it on the blog in case a Publisher wants to give us huge amounts of money to finish it. (I think it’s much more original and bankable than the OJ SImpson, “How I would have done it” book, thats featured in the news recently). Anyway, can I stress that it’s copyright (just like proper Authors 😉 BUT here’s the Ironically cliched opening:
“He was a dark and stormy knight.
He was the best at times, he was the worst at times.
Never without his faithful horse, “Thyme” his path was strewn with adventure and danger.
Once upon Thyme he came across a deserted castle. It had been deserted for a long time; sand was blowing in great drifts through the hallway, and a camel wandered disconsolately through the throne room.
The knight wondered who had lived there as he tried to dismount Thyme. But it was the end of the day, he was tired and the knight fell”
Lunacy or genius? (second thoughts, don’t answer that!)
Anyway, this has nothing to do with youthwork but the previous post is a jolly useful prompt about Fire Risk Assements so you could read that. (Oh ….. and Kevin, only you could spend eight months crafting a letter to me in which your new home featured so prominently but fail to actually give me the address so I could reply!)