onsdag den 12. december 2018

Words for Wednesday - 12. December -- Unicorn Farm 10

This week's prompts are provided by River at Drifting through Life.

1. controlled
2. strolled
3. belongings
4. shook
5. leather
6. reminded


1. pedal
2. black
3. digs
4. sheepdog
5. sample
6. routine

Once again I wrote a small chapter from my mock autobiography and once again I took up the additional challenge of using the prompts in the order they were given.

We pick up the story where we left off a week ago:

After Lis had controlled the words of the ritual, and corrected several stupid and not so stupid mistakes, she strolled down the room to the bag where her belongings were stored. She shook her leather pencilcase, looking for her favourite pen, and sat down at the table. Carefully she copied the ritual onto a new parchment in her flowing and clear handwriting. Then she handed it to Tue and reminded him that she would not pull his chestnuts out of the fire every time. Not even out of sisterly love.

This time the ritual went smoothly. Susan triumphantly sung out: " ... the dancing ring of days!" just before the last particle of sand fell through the hourglass. There was a mighty "Puff" from the fireplace, ashes and sparks flew. When all was quiet, a piece of parchment lay on the fireplace burnt and frayed at the edges, with holes in it, but still, it was legible.
Tue took up the letter and started reading aloud. It began without any form of greeting or address. It went straight to the point: "I'm going to pedal down to the old, black bridge Friday after the apprenti ... returned to their digs. You have to take .... when joining me. There's a vigilant sheepdog ... Bring the sample and a .... You know the routine."

4 kommentarer:

  1. I really, really want to read more. And resent having to wait a week (at least) to continue reading this tale.

    1. Thank you. I think this is one of the best praises for a writer, ever.

  2. I also want to read more and am wondering what the missing words are in the parchment.

  3. Wondering about the missing words? ... I hope they'll show up next Wednesday ;)