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Saturday, August 4, 2012

A Tale From the Marrow


 A Tale From the Marrow 
introducing the short-lived Link 
In the evening in the Marrow a smallish Link sails into a sunlit puddle behind the shuttered sail-shop seeking a teeny store of sail. The Link arduously tosses his anchor, stills the wee wake he has had to navigate and standing upon the deck calls in a stern tinny voice over the rail “Oh ye Lord Of Marrow” why have ye abandoned your faithful Link to pitch sail alone?” 
In the morning of the Marrow the shopkeeper stops to open his backdoor and steps unseeing crushing the teeny empty bottle of port on the deck of the decimated boat on the bottom on his shoe – only one miniature almost invisible rail remains, sticks in a crevice of his shoe and clicks softly on the tiled floor as he opens his sunny shop unaware of the tragedy that he has traversed and unwittingly trails. 



18 comments:

  1. What a creative use you have made of all of these words, Pearl! A fascinating tale.

    (Thanks for linking to PU.)

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    1. Thanks Mary :). Felt a little silly come through me :)

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  2. I love your hilarious silly! You had me fooled right up to the end!

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    1. Hi Thanks Viv! Not sure why these words struck a silly chord in both you and I :) Teehee

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  3. Good one, Pearl. You too, had me fooled up to the end.

    Pamela

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  4. I wonder what's stuck under my shoe!? :D

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    1. Misky - you are one funny lady! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. I loved the detail involved, which not miniture in any way. A wonderful, tall tale:)

    Eileen

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  6. Pearl, This is a wonderful introduction to a much bigger story. Where does it go? I'd like to know. Write it!

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  7. Walt -delighted you enjoyed just a little puff of silliness that blew in - :)

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  8. Thank you so much for stopping by - we went in such very different directions with this handful of words:) Great fun :)

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  9. A wonderful tale. Witty and funny :-)

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    1. Thank you Ash -happy to have passed along a bit of fun :)

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  10. Wow Pearl - you have me checking (who bottom of all my shoes now and I'm with Walt ... write the rest of the story (who used to say that? Paul Harvey maybe?) Anyhow, it's clever and sweet and I want to know more ...


    http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.it/2012/08/eye-rail.html

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  11. Awww thank Sharon ... To you and Walt - you sweeties - can only say Link was only a little link with a short life - perhaps a little back story might be in order ... :)

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  12. Pearl, this is very imaginative. I want to read more. Maybe you could turn Link's adventures into a childrens book.

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  13. Wow Pearl! Keep at it..it is inventive and full of gorgeous imagery... :D

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