But Inteachán won’t let the darkness win.

Not ever.

Why should she?

How could she?

For if the darkness wins then we are lost and if we are lost then that is well and truly that.

But that isn’t that yet and Inteachán is currently all that stands between the darkness and us.

‘Come on,’ she shivered. ‘Why won’t you catch?’ Her small hands were numb with the cold and the clinging darkness held her tight in place.

But free will is one of the world’s most wondrous weapons, especially in a child, and so the cold and the numbness and the panic and the darkness all fell away around her like snow from a shaken bough and in the moment that followed this all Inteachán could see and think and feel was how she was going to get the spark to catch and the fire to light.

3 thoughts on “Bara Cailín 4: 12 ‘one of the world’s most wondrous weapons’

  1. yeah, I tweet and follow you on your blog and was wondering why you blocked me on Twitter. I’m not allowed to follow you on Twitter. Is there something I have done to offend you? if so, I would willingly stop bothering you and leave you in peace. I just have no clue as to what I could have done to offend. I hope you have a great day.


    1. Hi, I’m really sorry about this. I didn’t realise you were blocked. I certainly have nothing against you and you have done nothing to offend me. I’ll look into it and sort it out. I really appreciate you following the blog and hope that you continue to do so. Apologies again. Kind regards, Barnaby

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    2. Hi, I have just checked and we are following each other on Twitter. I can’t see that you are blocked. I certainly haven’t deliberately blocked you. Let me know if Twitter is still being weird.


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