CCC#54: Imprisoned

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #54

Captured and imprisoned.
Two crusts a day: one of bread, the other off cheese.
The cheese is best; its mould might heal me.
The bread is rye, its mould might freak me.
Taken at the start of the war…
In the wrong place at the wrong time and wearing the wrong colours.
Green, one shouldn’t wear green.
The fractious fairies’ colour.

Written for Crimson’s Creative Challenge #54

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45 Responses to CCC#54: Imprisoned

  1. There seem to be more fractious fairies nowadays, what is the other-world coming to

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    What a cold dour place to be imprisoned. And in such an environment, I am imagining the green would be a constant reminder.. Excellently told.

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  3. Sadje says:

    I like it!🥰

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  4. Laleh Chini says:

    History is deeply sad and it just goes on.

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  5. Indira says:

    Bloid curdling if one is imprisoned here. Didn’t know green is favorite of…Can’t imagine world without green trees. How come fractitious fairies and terrorist often chose it? Beutifulky written .

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  6. Jen Goldie says:

    AHA! I got my answer. My 3 unmarried Aunts, on the Scottish side of my family, always said it was unlucky to wear green. The same aunts who told me about our ancestors leaving France during the reformation.


  7. Dale says:

    And to think once upon a time it was my favourite colour…

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  8. “One shouldn’t wear green”

    Well neither should your bread or cheese, really

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  9. I really enjoyed this and the extra info in the comments.

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  10. There’s a sadness here that’s lightened with a little bit of humour. Cleverly done, and beautifully written. 🙂

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    • This was in honour of the Green Lady of Cossey Hall… which was the long ago starting point of Bellinn Road. Cossey Hall became Eldland and Regin-jarl’s hall. the Green Lady became Cesar. And it was in Count Alan’s hands.


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