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Friday, June 14, 2019

Use Your Words: June 2019 When are we?

Today’s post is a writing challenge created by Karen @ Baking in A Tornado 9 participating bloggers picked 4 – 6 words for someone else to use in a post. All words must be used at least once. All posts will be different as each writer has received their own original set of words. No blogger knows who received their words or in what direction the writer will take them. Until today.   

My words are:
dealership ~ bottle ~ door frame ~ suit of armor ~ counter 
They were submitted by: the lovely Dawn @ https://cognitivescript.blogspot.com/   
Thank you, Dawn!!


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Pattern Story #8

The year of our Lord 1451
My dearest Odilia,                                                                                                                            
Bad news has shocked me to my very core. Bennett informed me yesterday that Beatrice was taken by the plague. I pray for thou, she was the last person to die in our village. As you asked, I made my journey to the apothecary and added to our stockpile. The paths were bustling with merchants who wearily yelled at peasants. They too were trying to replenish their goods, from apples and grain to bottles of wine. There were faces among us I had not witnessed in nearly 8 years.  

I was left to the final task of my sojourn. To acquire a new horse. On the way to the horse manors, I found myself halted by one of the King's officers in an exquisite suit of armor. He searched my bag for what he said was stolen gold, but of course, Dear Odilia, he found none. I was free to retake my path. As I arrived at the first manor, I made my way through the door frame of an open barn, a sense of nostalgia overwhelmed my being. It has been 5 years since buying our family's last horse. I paid off thy borrowing in less than 25 fortnights. I approached the counter of horses and coin and described the stallion I most preferred. I will arrive home soon with one onyx colored stallion. We shall owe a lease of 7 coins a month, in total 264 coins. I count this day productive and I await thy homecoming.
I pray thee well,
Yours, Leopold 
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Leo,
The Renaissance Fair has been over for 3 weeks. Give it up already. I take from your note that you hit the pharmacy, the grocery, and only what I assume as the Ford dealership. Dinner's in the fridge.  I have Pilates with Beatrice. I'm sure she'll love to know you killed her in your note. 
See you at 10. This century, hopefully.

Ps. It sounds like you got another ticket. Really, Leo? The checkbook is on the table.

-O*d*e*l*i*a  We've been married forever. THIS is how my name is spelled!




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16 comments:

  1. Poor Leo, all that effort and O couldn't even respond in kind. That is quite a twist at the end and cause for a good laugh. Hopefully Leo got a slower horse this time so they can save some coin on the speeding tickets, those Pilates classes aren't cheap. Thanks for the funny Friday story!
    Love, M

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    1. My guess is that O had her fill of her Renaissance man by then. Knowing Leo, he probably had a lead foot in his "Mustang." Good thing you don't have one. Does that mean I can take Pilates? LOL.
      <3

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  2. So typical- Leo gets all of the terminology correct for the time period, yet can’t remember to spell her name right! 😂😂 Poor Beatrice. Was it the Pilates time or the accumulated target receipts with her bestie that led to her untimely demise?! Awesome story from a brilliant mind. Love it, love you!

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    1. Hahahahhahahaha! You know Leo too well! I'm assuming Beatrice and O were totally skipping Pilates for a Target run. It really is the only way, right?
      You are awesome with your timely response. Summer vacation looks good on you <3

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  3. I was wondering where you were going to go with this and I never would have guessed. After all these years I should know you better, you always surprise me and make me laugh.

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    1. According to your blog, it's been SEVEN years! Holy Hannah, Karen! We lost power last night. Me being surprisingly the procrastinator, it was the first time I was actually scared that I might not pull off a blog post! Glad you liked it. <3

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  4. Hahahaha, so very creative!
    And after all those years he still spells her name wrong. I can't even.
    Thank you for the laugh! Happy weekend!

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    1. Can you imagine, Tamara? Still spelling her name wrong, but her friend's name right? Leo is in trouble...! Glad you liked it and super glad to read your comment!

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  5. That was glorious! So funny, Shel! Oh, how I love your pattern stories. Thanks for keeping us entertained. Love you, girl. Xoxo

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    1. I'm happy to see you stop by, Stacy. Thanks for reading these silly stories and saying hello. I appreciate it so much. <3

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    1. Thank you for reading and visiting the blog, Jenniy. I love your writing so much :)

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  7. This is absolutely adorable! And, in my family, totally believable!
    Very well done, indeed!

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    1. Diane! Thank you so much. The woman's response was much more relatable to me! LOL. So glad to have you visit. <3

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  8. I was so confused at first but loved how you used the words. Very inventive indeed.

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    1. Thank you, Dawn. I loved the words. Glad it came together in the end! <3

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