ONCE UPON A TIME
Once upon a time there lived a Princess. Princess
Penny. Princess Penny didn’t like her name because
people made fun of it. They called her Penny Pincher
because she never spent a dime. They called her
Henny Penny because it rhymed.
Then on a starry night there came a shining knight in
glorious armour. He’d heard of Princess Penny from
reading the Daily Rumour, which he regularly read
and bought from a local caravan and a minstrel named
Kenny who happened to know Penny through a band of
travelling produce sellers, on their way to Rome, which
was actually their home when they weren’t on the road,
which gave them the nickname of Road Vendors.
But I digress.
Penny met this Knight who knew of Penny on a starry
No I meant, The Knight bumped into her on his way
passing a fruit vendor on the way home.
I’m really trying to remember this.
One starry knight, I meant night. A shiny knight bumped
into a bunch of locals who told him about a Princess,
who’s name they couldn’t remember, Penny I think,
which happens to be the one we’re talking about.
I meant I’m writing about.
©J.E.Goldie May 22, 2019
I almost forgot the knight. Took awhile to find it too, So I figured I’d use it,
it was free 🙂 So were the others by the way.
I meant think….:)
BrewNSpew Word Prompt April 29. 2019 “Sunrise/Sunset”
Word Prompt : Sunrise and Sunset in 300 words or less
She thought she’d wander around the tiny Cruiser for a bit.
There didn’t seem to be anyone she knew this trip. It was a
beautiful evening with a stunning sunset. She was glad she’d
boarded the twilight cruise.
As she turned a corner, she accidently pushed open a slatted
Louver door. She turned back quickly uttering an apology
not wanting to deliberately disturb anyone.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry!” She cried, completely
devastated, as she stepped away and burst into tears.
She thought it was hysterical, forgetting for the moment
that he’d accused her of setting him up. She loved him so deeply
that for a few precious moments of joy, feelings of intense
love ran like a raging fire through her veins.
He stood there, pants unzipped and at his knees, in the
confined Cruiser toilet, looking like a deer in the headlights.
She laughed, and half expected him to reach out and
embrace her, to gently hold her and laugh together at the
ridiculousness of the situation.
But he just stood there in fear.
She turned her back on him and fell into a heap on the floor.
Silent, quivering emotions, spilling out of her onto her tear
drenched cheeks. Instead of a warm embrace to calm her,
he just stood there knowing he’d reacted terribly in aid
of his own, selfish needs.
She lifted herself up and sat on the first thing she could find.
It was a toilet. He looked at her as she raised her tear
stained face. Their eyes met and they laughed hysterically.
For the first time in years, they knew the love they shared
was true. The sun had set. It was twilight.
“Jan? I’m sorry.”
“Sorry for what?”
“Oh nothing. Perhaps we could see the sunrise together.”
©J.E. Goldie 4/29/2019
BrewNSpew Word Prompt w/o Apr. 23, 2019 “Ecstatic”
“What are you doing!”
“My Lit homework.”
“With a dictionary? Are you nuts.”
“No, and it’s not a dictionary, sort of.”
“Sort of? It’s either a dictionary or not.”
“Nice use of grammar Shakespeare!”
“O.K. Professor. What “sort of” book is it?”
“Well, it gives the meaning of words and
synonyms for the words.”
“Aha! You mean it’s a Thesaurus.”
“O.K. Now, will you tell be what you’re doing?”
“Right! We were given a word and asked to use
it in some way. Maybe a poem, maybe a story,
maybe…well any way we wanted to use it.”
“And, Mr. Hemingway.”
“Here’s the genius part! You’ll love this!”
“Very mellifluous of you my mentor.”
“Cut the crap.”
“Here’s the fun part! The word is “Subterfuge.
Look here in the, Dictionary.”
“I know what it means.”
“Listen is says: deceit used to achieve an aim,
“Yah if you’re a con artist. So, what?”
“So, I looked at the synonyms.”
“And, in one little dictionary, I found trickery,
guile, cunning, intrigue, deviousness, deceit,
duplicity, deception! Really juicy words!
Ain’t It great!”
“Sure, great! So?.”
“So, I took the first letters of the word and
wrote a poem!”
“That’s a poem?
“It doesn’t rhyme.”
“You really know how to hurt a guy. All along
I thought you were my friend. Talk about subterfuge.”
“Awe c’mon. I’m just saying.”
“Would you rather I said I was Ecstatic?”
S tratagem, slyness, scheme, snare, servitude
U npredictable , unsuitable, unreasonable
B luff, blurred, bogus, boggled, booby trap
T rick tactic twist
R use, racket, radical, raffish,
F acade, fake, fraud, fanatic
U nderhandedness, unethical, unscrupulous
G ambit, game, guile
©Jen Goldie 4/24/2019
“Well young man! I’ve had just about enough of your silly games! You make up such nonsense. Honestly! You live in a world of fantasy, just like your father used to!”
“But Mom, it’s …”
“You’ll get that butt into your room RIGHT NOW!”
“Mom? It’s really gonna…”
“If you MOM! me one more time and don’t get moving, I might do something I’ll regret! Now Move!”
“Yes, Ma’am what?”
“Yes, Ma’am I’m sorry”.
“That’s better! Now Go!”
“Well, Mrs. Parker, there’s really nothing we can do here. It seems he just, um, slipped away. We can’t pretend to find anything that would account for his, um, death. G’day.”
BrewNSpew word prompt “Pretend” April 8, 2019