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The Screwtape Missives, Part VII

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, It’s no good complaining to me about it. It was bound to happen, the way you were handling him. If you had mellowed him just a little, you could have played his pride for years. You could have moderated his outbursts of... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part VI

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, Let us consider the dual nature of knighthood in the Society, and how we can put it to use. So much of the attention of SCA members is fixed on knighthood (although some may simply call it “peerage” to avoid an emphasis on... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part V

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, Your report on your patient’s first tournament was most satisfactory. Congratulations are clearly in order. First, his conduct towards the young lady he brought with him was ideal. He alternated between neglect and... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part IV

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, We shall now discuss (overdue though it is) what sort of company your patient should be keeping in the SCA. You should be wary of what a wide variety of people your man may meet at fighter practices, meetings and events. Some... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part III

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, Have you forgotten all? Have your failures taught you nothing? I suspect so, after the foolish questions in your last letter. Very well, I shall anser them, but they shall be the last. You have asked, as your patient is to be... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part II

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, I wonder that you should ask me whether you should encourage your man to be a fighter or no. Did you not save the letters I sent you on your last patient? Such a second chance as you have is a rare thing, to be treasured. Do... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part I

Guest article – An SCA-based parody of The Screwtape Letters, a collection of advice from an experienced devil to a junior tempter, by C.S. Lewis by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, So your patient has joined the Society for Creative Anachronism. Kindly... read more

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