There’s no new Special Story post up today because I want to celebrate the creativity of some of my regular readers who participated in last week’s Special Challenge.
In this challenge, they had to write a story about the picture above in 100 words or less. I made it slightly more difficult this time in that they had to use ALL the following Shakespearean words in the story:
• Fere — spouse, companion, wife / husband
• Thou — you
• Alack — expression of regret, sorrow, dismay, alarm
• Coil — turmoil, disturbance, fuss
• Rampallian — ruffian, villain, scoundrel
• Galliard — type of lively, high-spirited dance
• Punk — harlot, strumpet, whore
Story Photo Creative Blogger Award
The people who took on this challenge provided wonderful stories within the rules. In fact, I like them so much that I decided a simple link wasn’t enough. I wanted to highlight the stories today and present each author with my own award for writing witty, creative and fun stories based on a photograph.
The nice thing about this award is that you can copy it and it comes completely free of any requirements:~) So, to all of the following people, I bestow you with the first Story Photo Creative Blogger Award.
Richard North, The Arts Web Show
Thou listen Rampallian passer by.
As i tell my poem about my coil.
You see my Fere is a punk.
Can you believe my Alack when whilst performing a Galliard
She was kissing the judge
So unfair so i decided to lay here and tell you a story about how my Fere is a dirty punk.
Linda, From Roses to Rainbows
Twas a dark, moonless night, and many rampallians were out. They would find easy prey along the darkened streets.
A couple, returning from the Galliard, was oblivious to the coil in the nearby alley, and started at the sound of metal against stone. The man said tis likely just some punk in the alley, when suddenly a bandit leaped from the wall. He said to his fere, “Thou must run.” Alack, her husband was unable to escape, and was found lying in the alley clutching his heart.
That fateful night has been immortalized in stone as a warning to all.
Thou might suppose Allan tumbled to the ground from deepest heart pain, but, alack, ‘twas not so.
While on his way into the dance, Allan spied his fere in a dark corner in his fiercest enemy’s arms, recovering their breath from their galliard. Allan knew his fere to be a punk with a history of infidelity as long as a dragon’s tail. Rupert and Allan had fought many battles in the past, but Allan would not fight this one. Allan did not coil, but truly fell over in relief. He was now free of both rampallian and punk.
Delena, A 1000 Days of Thanks
Alack, mine fere is untrue! She is a strumpet, a punk, a temptress! Ah, but what a temptress! Come closer. I have not breath to speak long, and thou art mine only confessor here.
‘Twas the galliard. It is her weakness, and I but a jealous rampallian to think I could keep her under lock. But she, oh! She is too spirited to be happily caged. ‘Twas only one dance! I would give her a hundred dances to take back our quarrel. There was a coil there, upon the balcony. Do not blame her. The fault was mine.
Hilary, Positive Letters…inspirational stories
Stoned Sprawl (A tale of caution)
Oh rampallian, what have we here? Thou who without alack would turn away from thy fere, leaving the fires burning in the grate, not worrying for thy bairns.
Life is too precious to cause a coil, take not up this “Special Challenge” the wayward villeins have presented thee; dance not the Punk’s Galliard … be not drawn in to the mists of the field, to the tumbling spirits.
See from yon fallen scoundrel become not one, return to the hearth become again mine own true fere … galliard with me, tonight we shall overcome.
Congratulations to all who dared to take on this Special Challenge!
Special Challenge Award
Off and on, I will be surprising certain people who participate in the Special Challenge with this award. There will be no hints or warnings as to when the award will be presented.
It will go to one or more of the people who participate in the Special Challenge in such a way that they demonstrate the motto of the Story Photo Series…
Have fun, be creative and enjoy:~)