The prayers heard ’round the world

D: Have you heard, A? A? What are you doing – stop eating and pay attention!

A: I’m allowed–

D: A! I mean it, put down the peanut butter.

A: Fine, fine – what has your . . . is that a kilt? You’re older than kilts, D–

D: Woman!! Have. You. Heard?

A: What? Oh, well, yes – I have but since you seem so emphatic about the whole thing, why don’t you help spread the word?

D: Cheers, A. For those who haven’t heard, the Queen, the Phoenix, the lovely Ionia Martin had surgery to eradicate the cancer that had decided to make her body its home. The . . . what is it called, A?

A: Cyberknife.

D: A, sometimes your world is truly remarkable.  Charles gave us an update that the surgery with the cyberknife was a wonderful success – thank you, Charles.

A: And Dean, of Dean’s Doodlez, recast Marvel’s Phoenix with Ionia: The Phoenix has risen! It is fantastic! I’m certain there are more tributes, congratulations, and news (like this, from the Grand Dame herself) out there, but we just had to share.

D: We continue to keep Ionia in our thoughts, hearts and prayers as she recovers from giving cancer a beat-down–

A: A beat-down?

D: Isn’t that how you say it? What? You said kicking cancer’s ass, yesterday!

A: I did, and that’s about as close to slang as I get – unless it’s weird and/or old fashioned slang.

D: Are you calling me weird and/or old fashioned? Is that what you’re implying?

A: Well, if the kilt fits. . . !

D: Well, yes it does – thank you.

A: Oh boy – you’ve been listening to Ionia too much – lady, you’ve created a monster! Get better soon and keep him in line, will you, please?!?

PS: this is this blog’s 100th post – I can’t think of a better way to celebrate it than with this post. Sorry Charles, “a better person who cannot be named” will have to be named at a later date!


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

12 thoughts on “The prayers heard ’round the world

  1. Congrats on your 100th post, and thank you for introducing me to Ionia — I’ve not had a chance to get to know her well, but with the love you ladies give her, she must be wonderful! (Besides, I know you have great taste! You’re friends with me, darling!)


    1. Thank you – and she is (and by that I mean she’s wonderfully twisted – she is friends with me, after all! 😉 )
      And thank you again – I do have great taste in friends. I have to surround myself with talent and wit in the hope that it rubs off!


    1. Eeewwww….!!!

      (Although, thanks to time jumping, in my head, he’s only about 40… in a few pages of the book, he’ll age to 80, but for now, despite being a pain in the you-know-what, he’s a looker. It’s the only thing that saves him, some days!)


  2. Ha!!!! No what’s up yer’kilt jokes, I promise:) Katie! I wish you lived closer. Or I did. We both talk to ourselves. It would be even better in public.


    1. Oh by god yes it would be (and I’m pretty sure your ‘up yer kilt’ jokes would be hilarious . . . my sanity would suffer, but then I ask, what sanity?!).

      I’m thinking “blog tour ’14” should be a goal!


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