CCC77: A Norfolk Cob Cottage

Crimson’s Creative Challenge #77

Widow Cob and the spinster Daff
Together cobbling a crafty craft
A wily web stretched across the path
To snag unwary pedlers as they pass
Bind him, cocoon him, store him for later
Suck out his blood, his plasma, his water
Leave him a husk, a convenient cob
Cob upon cob upon cob upon cob
Builds to a new cottage for Thingamabob.

The cob in cobweb means a lump, as are the cobs from which cob cottages are built.

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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44 Responses to CCC77: A Norfolk Cob Cottage

  1. Sadje says:

    A very interesting story.

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  2. Huh. The more you know, especially when fairy tales get a bit Grimm. πŸ˜‰

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  3. That’s a great take on the prompt, Crispina. Told in a very tongue in cheek manner indeed!

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  4. 4963andypop says:

    Clever with a nice rhythm!

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  5. Dale says:

    Oh dear! Remind me not to pass by this here cottage…:)

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  6. Laleh Chini says:

    Wow, I loved the story.

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  7. Jen Goldie says:

    It clearly has a strong beat to it.
    It could be a song or a chant.
    If I could put my mind to it
    I’d finish this poem but I can’t.

    Great work Crispina! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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  8. Jen Goldie says:

    That would have been fun!


  9. I don’t even need to know about that last bit of cleverness using the different types of cob, I just love this poem; it’s rhythmic, folkloric, a little bit creepy.


  10. Geri Lawhon says:

    I love this poem, it starts off sweet and ends very eerie. Great post.

    Liked by 1 person

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