Submitted by Beverly Taff on Sun, 2013/05/12 - 2:10pm
A chapter describing how Drustina confirms that the Vikings are still very active raiding Britannia and this only demonstrates that the Vikings have not yet overrun the whole of the island. Somehow the Germanic Saxon, Engle and Fresian tribes of southern Britannia are still holding their own against the Norsemen's attacks.
The Viking princess Gisela learns at first hand what the heat of battle really means.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Wed, 2013/05/01 - 2:41am
This chapter addresses a brief and successful confrontation with the Vikings that serves to better Drustina's standing with the Saxons of Wessex. She rescues two high-born Saxon brides and captures a Viking princess, daughter of King Harald Cold Blood.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Sat, 2013/03/30 - 1:41am
In this chapter, Drustina enforces a workable treaty between four competing tribes, namely Saxons, Friesians, Franks and Gauls. In so doing, she teaches the widowed Queen Dalcimon the rudimentary elements of diplomacy and how to play off male conceits against each other by dint of feminine charms and wiles.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Wed, 2013/03/27 - 3:10am
In this chapter Drustina resumes Queenship and diplomatic activities as well as taking Dalcimon's only son Andrar under her martial wing. The first glimmers of a defence pact amongst the countries of the North European plains start to ignite.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Thu, 2013/03/21 - 2:56pm
Drustina finally manages to resolve the succession issues in Dane-mark and after waiting for Elthorn to deliver her prince, Drustina finally sets off for her beloved Lleyn, the remote peninsular land where she was born.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Fri, 2013/03/15 - 5:38am
In this Chapter, Drustina finally enables the Gay King Athun to fulfill his kingly duty towards Elthorn his queen. After enabling the essential act of consumation the King beseeches Drustina to stay at least until an infant is born of his union with the queen.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Fri, 2013/03/01 - 5:39am
The Angry Mermaid 56
I would first suggest that any readers read back to Chapter 55 just to pick up any loose threads and recollect the gist of this saga. basically, for any newcomers, The Angry mermaid is a story that describe's Drustina's many adventures as she tries to make her way home and recover her homelands from the Viking Pirates who stole it from her when she was only fourteen and lucky to escape with her/his life.
We pick up the story where Drustina has visited Brendigan to use her testimony to ensure the succession to the throne of Dame-mark and thus ensure a lawful peace amongst the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Thu, 2013/02/14 - 2:43am
Wheels and wings 30.
Just a brief explanation to say I'm rather pre-occupied with nursing my father-in-law who is dying aged 93.
I attend this guy some 16 to 18 hours per day because I am so fond of the man. When I married his daughter, he became my surrogate father and I often turned to him for advice with emotional stuff and rearing our children. He is a wonderful man and I've been attending him since just before Christmas as he makes the long goodbye. Needless to say, all other stuff like cycling and big closet had been put 'on the back burner' until he dies.
I love this man to bits!!!
Submitted by Beverly Taff on Fri, 2013/02/01 - 1:57am
This chapter of Mare's Tales has been added here from Fictionmania. Way back in 2003 I was still somewhat at odds with my gender identity and gender preference. (Truth to tell I was all over the place and things were in a crazy situation for me.) That confusion and uncertainty is illustrated by the bizarre fantasies I dreamt up. I simply didn't know if I was a boy or a girl - or both. In truth I'm still not sure where I am with gender. What's worse is that up until a few months ago I was completely certain of my heterosexuality until I met Mattie, Lexa and Andrea.