Sunday, December 7, 2014

How she would love it!

                                                                                             Attribution: Elene Usdin
Image: Courtesy of Tess' Mag (here)

Bjorn's given words:
grimoire scrump wreath 
alder dell grampus orchard

grimoire: a book of magic spells and invocations
scrump: steal (fruit) from an orchard or garden:
grampus : another term for a killer whale.
alder : softwood tree of the birch family
dell:  a small valley, usually among trees

Tried as she might but to no avail
Painstakingly rummaging through the old grimoire
She was sure there was to be a cure
Grandma  gave the assurance before
For every ailment the book had an answer

How she would love it
To daintily skip across the dell
As she used to do with the boys
Scrumping from the orchard
Running through the clumps of alder
Being chased by the grumpy grampus of an old salt
She could picture him waving a cane above his head
Jumping a little running a little
"Heard say he was a one-legged pirate
No small wonder we made the slip all the time"

There she was on the floor
The witch had cast a bad spell on her legs
She managed to slip out of bed though
Slowly inching her way on the carpet
She would love to go out in the open again
The door barely seven feet away
How she would love it
The good times!

But where are the boys?
Certainly not a wreath as a substitute!
She cried!

For Bjorn's # lqw wordle 14 and
Tess' Magpie Tales # 249


  1. No working legs would be awful, i think it hit home just fine without a punchline

  2. High emotion...constructed well.

  3. So sad to end up on the floor like that .. Devastating really.

  4. Touching one.
    Hope the evil witch's spell is broken soon & our heroine walks & runs again!

  5. Very emotional Hank. Used made good use of given words, Wel done,

  6. Oh vivid story......well woven.....the spell is a sad one....

  7. Witches on every continent. Beware.

    1. Looks to be, yes! Do we have enough within our means to counter them? Frightening!


  8. intense feeling...enjoy reading!

  9. I wonder if 'scrumpy', meaning rough apple cider, once had the meaning of 'cider made from stolen apples'?

    1. 'Scrumpy Jack' may have explaining to do!


  10. Oh my will she ever find the boys, and be rid of her spell- silly witch, how could this happen!