The Ring and the Bridle Chp.3

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

Yes, she did mean him harm, she had the charm and the bridle. She would enslave him before he could do the same to her. She would cut him before he could cut her. She seethed, fuck this shit, how had they come to a god damned Mexican stand-off in the middle of an amusement park ride?!

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Yes, she did mean him harm, she had the charm and the bridle. She would enslave him before he could do the same to her. She would cut him before he could cut her. She seethed, fuck this shit, how had they come to a god damned Mexican stand-off in the middle of an amusement park ride?!

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp. 2

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

“I would court you, if you would allow it.”

“No, no, no! I don’t!” Eddie was surprised to find herself stamping her foot but she could not emphasize her refusal enough. “You can forget it! So! Just! Fuck off!”

The kelpie narrowed his eyes. “This courtship is in lieu of far greater punishment for your trespass on my waters and the gouging of my eye.”

He ran his fingers beneath his opaque right eye.

“I know it! But I won’t have it! Just leave me alone!I’m sorry you’re angry but I wasn’t picking a fight with you. I never meant to hurt you either! Please! I just wanted to protect my brother’s life!”

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“I would court you, if you would allow it.”

“No, no, no! I don’t!” Eddie was surprised to find herself stamping her foot but she could not emphasize her refusal enough. “You can forget it! So! Just! Fuck off!”

The kelpie narrowed his eyes. “This courtship is in lieu of far greater punishment for your trespass on my waters and the gouging of my eye.”

He ran his fingers beneath his opaque right eye.

“I know it! But I won’t have it! Just leave me alone!I’m sorry you’re angry but I wasn’t picking a fight with you. I never meant to hurt you either! Please! I just wanted to protect my brother’s life!”

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Ableism on the Left

This incident got me banned from Salman Rushdie’s twitter. Yes, that Salman Rushdie.

https://twitter.com/sieistschoen/status/765737071436713984

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Here’s some things that highlight for you that ableism is not just a right-wing issue:

My friend got called the r-slur for being an ally to the mental health community and penning an opinion piece on “Stop calling Trump crazy.” The sad and terrible irony is so great I don’t know where to start. Perry noted that people attacked him “who, in theory, are on my side in many issues.” Theoretically, people on the left and people who call themselves progressive Democrats are against ableism and bigotry. Bernie Sanders said Republicans were the reason we needed mental health care as a “joke” in one of the Democratic debates. The audience laughed. But wrong does not mean crazy.

Salman Rushdie, who supported President Obama’s election and has criticized Republicans before, stated the following in an August 12 Tweet: “No, I’m backing the non-insane candidate. And Flann O’Brien would be…

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp.1

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

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