Mini-Cast of Characters:
Cassandry: my 40-something heroine
Gerolt: my 50-something hero
Egelina/Gelli: Cassandry's teenaged daughter
Rauffe: Gerolt's teenaged son
Monday: Cassandry could not speak these hard truths to a daughter still so precariously on the edge of faith and fear.
Tuesday: I lost too many years with you, Gelli. Too many years lost to my own confusion and hopelessness and grief.
Wednesday: (Rauffe:) “Cassandry could not possibly have made this. She knows that I dislike peas.”
Thursday: Cassandry stared a long moment at the shell. The sternness slid from her face, but Gerolt could not interpret the expression that replaced it.
Friday: Clearly Gerolt needed to teach his son a little more about chivalry.