Mun Explanation: To look at this character's profile it might seem odd that she is found within Kruger's "Embers in the Dark" folder.
I did in fact struggle with whether or not to bring this character into this section. After all, what did she have to do with a blacksmith?
There is a major theme that she represents that is parallel to being an Ember in the Dark and the writing will (eventually) speak to that.
There is also a major reason she is here and that is the warm welcome from Kruger's writer. He could not have been more supporting, when I was questioning whether I would write her here at all or not, he listened to her background and provided a sounding board for my ideas, of where she had been and who she was trying to become (and therefore reach). I just wanted to publically thank him for all the conversations and tell anyone out there if they are looking for a place to write their character, this would be a great one!
After I began posting here, two things happened that let me know this character is in the right place. (I call that confirmation and its important for anything I am trying to do or believe.) One, a play with another character (first live play here) gave me the name for her entire section, provided the inspiration for each part of it that I would write, that they would all be "sparks" of some interior emotion, feeling, reason, etc. that would spring to life as some flame of story. Two, a dear friend gave me a chapter from Isaiah and said he had been led by God to give it to me, that it was for me to read and study. Near the end of the chapter are these verses:
?See, it is I who created the blacksmith
who fans the coals into flame
and forges a weapon fit for its work.
And it is I who have created the destroyer to work havoc;
no weapon forged against you will prevail,
and you will refute every tongue that accuses you.
This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
and this is their vindication from me,?
declares the Lord. ~~~ Isaiah 54:16-17
Thanks for reading, now and in the future.
Please feel free to approach and engage Mari if you would like to write with me, I look forward to our interaction.
Photo credits: unless otherwise tagged, photographs used throughout the writings to depict Mari will always be of the actress Sophie Marceau.