Saturday, January 15, 2011

"Name of the Game" Month - Entitled Week: Father Martagin

Prompt: Father Martagin

Source: Martagin is the name of a character in the movie Willow


“Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned.” Taenn bowed his head, looking down and fidgeting.

Father Martagin smiled gently. The tiny boy was trembling. It was the third time Taenn had been to see him in the last two weeks. “What have you done, my child?”

Taenn looked up hesitantly. “Uncle Baagan tripped over a cat today. I laughed at him. He yelled at me.”

Father Martagin kept a straight face with some difficulty; he leaned in toward the child. “He tripped over a cat?”

Taenn looked close to tears. He nodded.

“Can I tell you something, Taenn?”

The child nodded.

“Come close, it’s a secret.” The priest put his hand on the boy’s shoulder. He whispered right to Taenn, “I would have laughed too.”

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