WEEKEND WRITING WARRIORS #55


Welcome! I'm so glad you're here. It's lonely in my office with no one to talk to but the cat. I give you, Beau - he is NOT your typical cat, and yes, he sits like that ALL the time. Cracks my sister-in-law up to no end.

Last week I left off with this, At the word 'crime', the boy began to squirm again.
George tightened his grip, trying not to bruise the frail child. "Settle down, Phillip, I'm not turning you over to the magistrate."
The young lad stopped struggling.
"Seeing as you nearly caused irreparable harm to my horse, I believe I shall have you water, feed and care for him while I'm here in Cambridgeshire."
"I cain't feed yer 'orse. Ain't got no money fer that."
"I'll provide everything you require, you're job is to take care of Buttons."
"Buttons?" Phillip grinned, showing a gap between some of his teeth, which made George think he was only about eight or nine years old. At least that was how old he'd been when all he had to show for a smile was his two front teeth with nothing on either side.
Weekend Writing Warriors is a weekly blog hop of an eclectic group of writers who struggle to contain their post within the 8-10 line limit. Today I was lucky. No creative punctuation required to complete my task. Ta Da! If you'd like to check out other participants, please click HERE and follow the linky guide.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you next week and remember to hug someone you love today.

Always, with love,

15 comments:

  1. I somehow missed this last week! As a horse lover I think Phillip's punishment was justified - and fitted the 'crime' perfectly, just glad 'Buttons' is OK. (Highly original name for a horse! :) ) I love the picture of your cat, Beau, my dog Choccy nearly fell off my chair, laughing!

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    1. He is a character all on his own.

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  2. Sounds like Phillip got off well. Makes George seem really sweet the way he handles the boy.

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  3. Sue, this is great! What we learn about who your your hero is (as a man) is a lot.

    I love seeing your floppy kitty, Beau. What a character.

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  4. This is so endearing, on the part of both characters! Such cute interplay.

    Now putting my moderator hat on: could you please include a live link to the WeWriWa page? It looks like you meant to; there’s just no link there. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you. When I checked my post this morning I noticed that as well and the live link is up and running. I must not have had enough coffee the day I prepared this. (sitting in the corner, suitably chastised....)

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  5. Another very nice snippet from this story!

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  6. I already know that I want to read this story! I really like George. You slid in wonderful character development in this snippet.

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  7. Oh, I like him already!

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  8. I hope he can trust the lad . . . but then, romances always tend to be optimistic about people, so I'm sure he can. Effing says 'hi' to Beau, but also implores him to remember his dignity while sitting, lest he harm the reputation of his entire species.

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  9. The energy between these characters buzzes. George is stern but kind and Phillip seems to be able to speak for himself.

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  10. George is a nice guy. He could've thrown Phillip to the authorities. Poor kid would've been beat or worse. Did you change your banner? I like it.

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    1. I DID change my banner. I lurve it.

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  11. What a nice man. I liked the boy too.

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  12. Buttons is a perfectly fine name for a horse. I like how he's helping the boy, while making it look like he isn't.

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