Nine White Horses, Part IV

Part the Last of the story of Charlemagne’s horse, Charlemagne’s page, and nine white horses. Part I Part II Part III Tencendur carried him straight to the villa and into the courtyard, and there removed him with a deft duck, … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part III

Part III of IV: the story of Charlemagne’s horse, and loyalty and duty, and very old, very strong magic. Part I Part II He might be a good baker and he might not, but no one complained. Otherwise it was … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part II

Part II of IV: a brand-new, never before published story. A tale of Charlemagne’s horse, and a little bit more. Part I is here. “Are you blind, then?” The horse’s track was stronger now, the road as deserted as ever. … Continue reading

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Nine White Horses, Part I

Not long ago, a friend asked me to write him a story. “Will you write about Charlemagne’s horse?” But of course. Herewith, part I of IV: “Nine White Horses.” For Jonathan The king’s grief knew no bounds. His nephew whom … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 13: At the intersection of religion and culture
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Religion is at the heart of what we call culture. Our world culture is so steeped in religious principle that there’s no way to winnow it out. I often hear people advance the idea that they can be moral without … Continue reading

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Faith in Fiction 12: Portraying religious diversity
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A commenter on my last post brought up the diversity of belief between and betwixt the earth’s faiths. Indeed, diversity of belief exists even among members of the same religious community, even over something as basic as who God is. … Continue reading

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