Our Everyday Duty

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #42

Six: Five and Six reporting back, Captain. Mission complete.

Captain: Off you go then, Seven and Eight. You know what to do: Lay them straight.

Two (not long back from buckling shoes): Captain, sire, why must we do this every day?

Captain: Because, Elven-lad, it’s our everyday duty; they’re counting on us.

52 words written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #42

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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38 Responses to Our Everyday Duty

  1. Clever, don’t know how many will appreciate the subtlety.

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  2. I thought and thought and thought about how to write something for your challenge and I couldn’t come up with anything. Love what you wrote!


  3. Violet Lentz says:

    oh this is clever!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jen Goldie says:

    Were they having to do what I think they’re having to do everyday? If so it’s so sad.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Very clever! Well done Crispina! 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Joy Pixley says:

    Oh, that is *very* clever, I like! Brought a smile to my face first thing this morning.


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  8. Dale says:

    This is so clever, Crispina!
    I admit to not being overly inspired by a road picture this week.
    Then again, I am fried from work. Been run ragged lately.

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    • It’s always the chance when I post a photo prompt. Some will really go for it, others not. Right now I’m pondering next Wednesdays’ photo. When I uploaded it this motning (not knowing how long I’d be off-line) I thought, wow, what a wonderful prompt. Well, I’m sure something will come to me before then.
      And you put your feet up and chill … just as soon as you can

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  9. Loved this! Very clever 🙂 I love the idea that it’s a mythical creature’s job to go out and lay sticks in the road for us to find. Fantastic!

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