The former is set in the early 15th century and is thus closer to the time of St. Patrick. The latter has a family names Pritchard, which is a derivation of ap Richard, a Welsh name and Wales isn't too far from Ireland. I've heard it claimed before that Patrick himself was Welsh, but I have no idea whether or not that is true.
When faced with a decision like this, I always give it the solemn and careful consideration that it deserves. Meaning of course that I flip a coin. As St. Patrick once compared the shamrock to the Holy Trinity, I went for best out of three. My contemporary novel Bridging The Gaps won. But never fear historical fiction fans...my WIP will be back next weekend.
In Chapter 36 all is going well until Ellen gets a call from the high school. Her son Matt masterminded a prank involving the Principal's car. Doug (Matt's father and soon to be Ellen's ex) asked where Matt got the idea and everyone was surprised when the Vice Principal, Vince Gerard, answered:
“[It was the] senior prank at my high school.” He shifted his weight from one foot to another. “Maybe I should have kept that story to myself.”
[Principal Braymer] silently agreed. “Nevertheless, I’m sure Matthew understood that he would be punished.” He looked at his student expectantly.
Matt answered with sheepish honesty. “Well I didn’t plan on getting caught, sir.”
Gotta love Matt! Well that's my eight for the week. I'll see you around the other WeWriWa authors' blogs. Until next time...