April 13, 2017

A to Z Challenge "K"

Robin Carr, a well-published author describes a talented author as 'someone who chases her hero up a tree and then throws rocks at her."

A to Z 2017 Theme: Rocks to Throw At A Hero Who Is Up A Tree!

Many stories have a pair of Heroes, much like today's tale of two Kindhearted brothers with a Knack for walking into real live Koans  that make the most devout Buddhist runneth over in Zen bliss!

Kane Kildare is a Kelp Cutter;  Keegan, the younger, is employed as a Knock-up Assembler though he is quite accomplished and Keen on designing and building his own furniture.

Born and raised in the township of Kinvarra, in the south of County Galway, Ireland, the brothers Kildare are 'ar laethanta saoire' (Knocking around on vacation ) in the Greek Isles.

No longer Kids, but handsome young men with the deepest azure eyes in the Emerald Kingdom, and an Irish brogue that inspires action of the most Knackered woman.

Naive Knaves, both, sailed to Greece to seek a great adventure on warm beaches and blazing sunshine, Kept at bay in their homeland by rain and fog.  Kissing lovely Lassies was also high on their list of To-do's.

Rocks to throw at our unsuspecting Gaelic Knights!

Yes, it is K-day but, let's face it. However one spells it, Hormones are the biggest rock to through at young men. Actually, throwing is not necessary. A light toss will do the job!

Knowledge of local customs (or lack thereof):

"Brother! I can't believe my own eyes! Do you see the Knot of winsome women clustered around the “tine chnámh”  in the townsquare?  This is St. John's Eve! Let's jump the fire with the bonnie lasses!"

Unaware, Kane and Keegan walked into the Greek form of St. John's Eve, Klidonas.

Klidonas: St. John's Eve is also celebrated by gathering around large bonfires, men and woman, boys and girls, though 'jumping the fire' in couples is not as common as it is in Ireland. Our boys flirt around, grabbing many a hand of fine looking young women and urging her to leap the flames with them.

Too late to Google Greek traditions....Prior to going out to the bonfires, the unmarried women gather to fill jars with 'silent water', wrap the jars in red cloth then place the jar under their beds. That night, after fanning the waves of passion by the fires, many will dream of their future husband.

Having held the hands of Keegan and Kane while jumping the fire, as well as walking in the woods, Kara and Kineta, experienced passionate dreams of of our Irish lads.

Additional rocks...

Kara's Kick-boxing, Khaki wearing, brothers, Kyle and Kevin.

Kineta's Kingly father with a Killer-instinct for players

Knobby village prophet

Leaky Keel of the get-away boat

Kelp-Forest Cam...no hiding for these boys!

Photo Courtesy of Jim Patterson Photography

Writing and Keeping their marriage vows.

Moral of the story?  Always Google local traditions before venturing into foreign soil...or waters!


  1. Toni, You're definitely quicK thinKer to kome up with such klever posts for this challenge. Thank you for visiting today's A2Z Art Sketching Through the Alphabet post. Have a good day and happy a2zing!

  2. I'm blown over by the K's! You sure have a Knack! :)


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