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Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

I is for Indomitable – DaffodIl and the Thin Place

LightPainting2 That title makes it sound like my grammar has gone awry and I can’t spell Daffodil.

But it can’t be helped if I’m going to get all the way to the final L in Daffodil tomorrow. And I’m going to leave that title anyway and show indomitable spirit.

The warrior on the left looks pretty indomitable, looming out of the dark. But it’s amazing what you can do in a dark room, with a black sheet, a torch, a model of a warrior and a camera on a tripod. I did some ‘light painting’ with my torch, while the camera shutter was held open and the chap on the left is the result. It’s a fun thing to do and the results vary, depending on where you ‘paint’ the light with your torch. Check out some of the other photos I took, here.

So, where was I? Oh yes, ‘Indomitable’. That’s the word I’m using today to describe Daffodil. It’s certainly not a word that would describe her at the beginning of her story, in fact, Amelia tells her “…now I find you have as much bravery as a bowl of mashed turnip. In fact, in a fight, I think the turnip would win.”

But by the end of “Daffodil and the Thin Place”, our heroine has certainly found a reserve of indomitability she didn’t know she had. Here’s how she answers Matt, when he challenges her:

““Well?” he demanded. “What you gonna do? Chain yourself to the front door of the church? Make a ‘Save our Church’ group on the Internet?

I was silent. What could I say?

And then, suddenly, I knew exactly what I was going to do.

“No,” I said, “I’m going to summon the Grey Monk.”

His jaw dropped open.


“I’ll go to the church at midnight tonight.”

“I bet you don’t!”

“Well, there’s only one way to find out, isn’t there? I’ll see you up at the church at ten to twelve.”

And with that, I turned and walked off.”

Did she go?   Did Matt? Find out in “Daffodil and the Thin Place” here.

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