Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Magpie Tales, 1/18/11

They had been stuck in the house for two days. Millie held
her feather, but she was not amused by their jokes.
Sally and Fran had been laughing all the way up the hill,
brandishing their twigs broken off the flower stalks from the garden.
Now they will begin a sword fight -and someone- most likely me -
is going to end up covered with snow. Maybe I should turn around 
and go back right now; before my sisters instigate more nonsense!

15 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

I used to adore "sword" fighting when I was a girl.

Reflections said...

Lovely, fun take on the prompt, how much fun the sword fights always were.... :)

lightverse said...

This was a really fun read!

Andreas said...

very vivid. i really enjoyed it.

Jingle said...

cute, thanks for the laugh.

Martin H. said...

Oops...duck!

Kristen Haskell said...

What a perfect vignette. Sword fighting how fun that use to be.

Helen said...

I'm the oldest of three girls ... your Magpie reminded me of all the fun we had growing up.

Suko said...

Excellent--this photo had me a bit stumped. You came up with a perfect piece. (Not sure if I will attempt this Magpie.)

Jinksy said...

I wondered what they were holding, too! Like your explanation.

Brian Miller said...

ha. this stirred some fun memoires of swordfights with my siblings...

kathew said...

delightful!

Lena said...

Aw! That was a delightful read! And what fun's a sister without a 'little' instigation.

Cad said...

Nice when siblings get along well with each other...

Julie Jordan Scott said...

tee hee hee hee...

nice take on the photo! LOL.

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