…No, not the ever-popular, “I will not maim anyone interrupting my writing time today, no matter how much they deserve it.” I’m talking more along the lines of sacred utterances. AKA research, more research….
I did mention a Buddhist nun turned up in the story? So, given ghoulies and ghosties and possible Buddhist beasties, I’ve had to do research off and on to make sure that any magic or prayers are, as much as possible, appropriate to the characters and events. That’s been interesting, not least because sometimes what might seem the obvious mantra isn’t the one that really fits what’s going on. Physical wounds versus spiritual wounds take some different approaches, for one.
As for why a nun’s in the story… long story short, Intrepid is the fictional stunt double for Asheville, NC. And there is, in fact, a Buddhist temple in Asheville.
And if a very worried Catholic priest were facing down the potential of Hell on Earth, I believe he’d talk to anyone strong in faith – no matter what that faith might be.
Besides. Miroku always was a favorite of mine, even if he did deserve to be slapped….