Devin has done it again, she has told a great story about the dark days of WWII in her unique storytelling style.
I was especially eager to read her newest offering because my father served with the 14th Armor Division in Europe from D-Day onward, and I’ve read extensively about WWII. I’m also a USAF veteran and served in SAC. Thusly I applaud her accurate depiction of wartime England waging warfare with the nasty Nazis.
Devin marvelously reduced this complex conflict as truly mortal combat with the fate of world to be determined by the victor—the definitive battle between good and evil. Evil would have prevailed if the successful evacuation of the good guys from the coast of France failed to happen.
As it did happen, the English Channel was jammed with thousands of ships and boats of shapes and sizes with the mission of mercy to save allied armed forces from horrific perils. If there had been fair weather the Luftwaffe would have ruled the skies and blasted the saving fleet to hell. Thankfully the impromptu navy was cloaked in a thick cloud blanket which protected them from the deadly hot lead from Nazi aircraft—the fog grounded all flights.
Awful Hitler was into the dark side of all things and he had one hell of an ego problem. Drawing on images of his heavy tanks being bogged down in a bog before they reached the trapped army with their backs to the angry sea he order a halt to the advance. His generals were frequently dumbfounded by the pure stupidity of his dictated orders for the military. Thankfully the stupidity of pursuing the foul doing from within the darkness captured his mind, and the whiteness of the fog prevailed. Thusly the asses of the good guys on the beach were saved from the bites of stalled Tiger tanks with big guns.
I’d bet my bottom dollar that the saving coven by the eternal sea had a few souls with Druid blood. Way back when the Earth was young, changes in the weather could bring life or death to humankind. Druids were most noted for knowing the many changing faces of the weather roaming across the fragile surface of Mother Earth. Druids developed an attunement with the wondrous and wicked ways of constantly changing climate conditions. It came to pass that these diligent Druids developed natural ways to bend the coursing flows of the weather.
Thusly their gift from the universe was the ability to modify the nature of an approaching weather front with infamous highs and lows. Like most gifts from the universe there was a catch, a usage stipulation, causing changes in the weather had to be for the betterment of humankind—never could the bestowed blessing be used to bring harm to any human being.
As it was said to have happened in times of old, when the raging Roman army roved the lands bringing death to all pagans and non-believers to end their folklore follies. A pagan from beyond the hills, north of the circles of hinged stones, was fleeing from the Romans. The pagan asked an also fleeing Druid why he couldn’t just conjure up a monstrous snow storm and stop their common enemy—freeze their damn balls off and end the slaughter. The Druid explained changing the weather could not be done to knowingly bring harm.
Devin’s conjured fog was a protective shield that did no harm. No harm could be done to Hitler’s distorted mind that had already flutter into the deceptive darkness. Most likely the coven circled about and embellished the dratful deceptions already lurking in his terrible though-flows.
Part of my insight into changing the weather is from my novel titled, “Blasting Tornados,” with a thrilling plot that orbits around a current times plan to snuff out super-cells before they can spawn deadly tornados. A Druid makes a cameo appearance.
Devin has done a most masterful piece of writing by the way she skillfully wove a story based on what we know about this historic event, and what surely could have happened within the glowing sphere of some evoked magical doings for the goodness of humankind. Indeed her well spun yarn is easily worthy of ten stars, but five is as high as these stars go.
Enjoy often… John