Welcome to Three Word Thursday #27. This week, joining the quondam word-list, we have ponask; stiricide; & ruricolous. We also have a whole list of perspicacious writers. If you enjoy reading my story, leave a comment then click on the names of the other players and go see how they used the words. You’ll be entertained (and possibly educated) all at once.
The 12th Knight of Strawberry Fife
As the sun sank behind the far horizon, Chevall, the 12th Knight of Strawberry Fife took his position outside the locked fruit stand and bid Evaard good-night. Evaard watched the oporopolist close the shutters on his shop and put the strawberries to rest under wet gunny sacks, then he trudged home.
Evaard lived a ruricolous life. He had a little hut in the hills above the village. Since it was Evaard’s first day as a Knight, it was also his first day with his page, Vernal. Evaard was less than impressed when the chief steward introduced him to the scrawny redheaded urchin, but coming home to find his hut cleaned, a cord of firewood chopped and stacked, and Vernal preparing to ponask two rabbits, greatly improved Evaard’s attitude toward the boy.
As Vernal helped Evaard divest his armor, Evaard asked, “So tell me, how is it you came to the King’s court and ended up a page?”
“Well, this winter past, my da, he died of stiricide. He stepped out of the house one morning and yelled, Boys the thaw has come! His bellow loosed all the snow and ice on the roof and down it came. Then my ma, she couldn’t feed us, so she found my brother and me work. On payday, half my wages will go to her to support my baby sister.”
To be continued
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