‘Of Patchwork Warriors’….Trelli Speaks

‘Yes, Arketre I’ll do it now. Promise. Honest,’
Oh, she’s a dear friend, but I’m not inclined to her ‘Soldiers have to get on with it’, approach on account of not being one. In fact not starting out as anything to do with heroics, which I now understand is standard fayre for this sort of tale. Nonetheless, I have to say the circumstance is not making anything easier for me.
Allow me to introduce myself. I am Trelli, recently when feeling a bit giddy and fed up of a lot of people telling me what to do I changed my name to Trelyvana Waywanderer which thinking back was a bit of silly move, what is sillier though is folk taking the name seriously. Although I don’t suppose that should be so surprising as the whole thing is very, very, very odd.
You will have read comments from other folk involved in this book ‘Of Patchwork Warriors’ and some will have told you they chanced upon it, other volunteered, or were sent ‘here’. As for myself, I don’t know how I got ‘here’. One morning I woke up, as usual, will all the memories of my quite good time as a housemaid then sort of housekeeper at the Hendrechan household. Then I found myself involved in this tale of unnatural powers, adventures, escapes, escapades and all the business which goes with it.
In the tale, I often am found saying ‘I don’t know how’ and words like those. Well, truly ‘I don’t know how’. It is a very good thing my friends are Karlyn and Arketre otherwise it would be a very messy business indeed. I did not really know what I was supposed to say about the book, until Arketre said ‘Jus’ say what on yore mind sweetie’ in her usual kindly way.
It’s the author or whatever he is supposed to be who annoys me most of the time. Let me explain something there.
He keeps giving me powers without explaining just how or why very much. He has me doing things which I am sure wouldn’t be that easy for a person to do who had only just got involved in such business. I don’t even have a proper training narrative, no wise person to help me along and it might look good to see a previously simply housemaid (nearly housekeeper) go up against a horrid lord, but it is a most upsetting experience when you don’t know what the frib you are doing!
Then there’s the romance stuff! Of course, he assumes that every humble housemaid (would have been housekeeper shortly!) must be looking to fall in love with any likely fellow who turns up. There was this ‘Will they? Won’t they?’ stuff with Wigran, well I had to put my foot down on any sloppiness there! I told the writer ‘Look! You snatch me out of my good living and spoil my career prospects. You bust up my comfy little town. You have me witness all sorts of unpleasant things; have you ever tried to prepare breakfast with dead bodies about the place? You have me lifting half houses and other very trying acts…and after all that you expect me to flutter my eyelashes and coo after some lad who’s had an easy time in the whole spiffling book! Then you have me thinking the most improper thoughts in the most difficult of situations. Personally, I would never do such a thing!’
Yes, it is an adventure which is a thrill and Karlyn is my really good friend. I admit it was kind of him to have me use my domestic skills to make sure Karlyn and Arketre didn’t fall unhealthy (and Arketre a healer too!). That said I do expect for the writer to have a bit of reality with this romance and bawdiness business, just not comfortable with it at this stage. It’s ok for Wigran him being a young male in a large city with lax morals, it’s fine for Karlyn and Arketre who have had…ah…more experience of that part of life but I would like a bit of chance to just get used to everything.
I hope he listens, this author, but he does remind me of Wigran, dashing off in all directions without much planning. I mean he made a right mess of that last edition of the book and he was supposed to have published a new edition by now!
I would never let him in my kitchen!
Or trust him cleaning the best crystal.
Still, I’m not giving up on the tale, he dragged me in here, so I am fribbing well staying, and am going to make sure any romances will be believable ones!

And I am not going to tell you buy the book, while it is in such a state. So you’d better wait for the silly fellow to get himself sorted out in the next few days

‘Guess y’all kin call me a Patchwork Girl’ LifeGuard Arketre Beritt reflects.

‘Ullo Everyone! It’s proper ‘Patchwork Warriors’ time!!

An Author’s Concerns


9 thoughts on “‘Of Patchwork Warriors’….Trelli Speaks

  1. Have read up to page 177 in ‘Of Patchwork Warriors,’ and can understand Trelli’s frustrations…
    I keep getting cast into other time commitments, taking me away from this wonderful read…but I will get there slowly. Really enjoying the non-predictable plot, and wondering what twist will be around the next corner! No dull moments, as poor Trelli has found out! 😄💟

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    1. Thank you for your mind comments Colette, I should have the proper version out in the next week (sigh)🙄
      It’s never an easy journey for Trelli, no sooner has she begun to understand or reach an accommodation than something turns up!

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  2. Hey Trelli, I can understand your frustrations, but I do think you are being a might hard on the author. Now think, girl: where would you be without him dragging a so-reluctant you in his wonderful tale? I’m still hoping some writer discovers ME and brings me into his story the way you were. To heck with that boring town, and boring life. If I got saddled with powers I don’t understand, like you I’d figure them out, but unlike you, I wouldn’t hold it against him, that’s for sure. You are wonderful in his way of channelling you into his tale! Sure it’s got its rough spots, but life storms are what makes life worth living: it’s how we learn! Hang in there, well, I know you will.

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    1. Hello Sha’ Tara.
      Trelli here……
      Wellll, yes I suppose….
      But Karlyn was telling me about some part of your world’s theatre which is called ‘rom-com’. And I surely do not want to be part of that! All that undignified falling on your bottom and being helped up by some grinning man with his ‘witty’ comments.
      Thank you for your kind words of advice and encouragement though, I will take them on board!
      Best wishes


  3. Hey Trelli! I certainly understand your frustrations … it is no fun being here and then suddenly finding yourself … there. And as to the writer’s trying to set you up in romance … HAH!!! ‘E fancies ‘imself a matchmaker, I suppose … tell him you’ll do your own choosing when AND IF you take a notion! You have to keep ‘im in line, you know. Come visit with Karlyn sometime and I will introduce you to my bee friends, and we’ll all share a cuppa something and talk about ‘imself! 😀

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    1. Thank you Jill.
      Yes he does, and it is quite annoying! I have to treat him as the way I treat Wigran.
      Karlyn says she’s love to meet your bees. I would settle for a cup of coffee if it’s not too much trouble.
      Nice to speak with you.🙋🏿

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