No worse than the pox

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The plague, it was said, caused a worldwide flummox
But it was nothing, they said, no worse than the pox
Which pox? Cowpox, chickenpox, swinepox?
Didn’t they know the pox was a killer?
Whether detoxed or vaccinated, nothing could stop this grave-filler.

42 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Flummox


About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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15 Responses to No worse than the pox

  1. Sadje says:

    A serious mistake.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Gr8BigFun says:

    History likes to repeat itself. Nice use of the keyword.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. writingwhatnots says:

    Well said!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bill says:

    Well done, Crispina. A flummoxing dilemma for sure.


  5. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Great use of the prompt 😃

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dale says:

    That was a rather dark take. Well done, however!

    Liked by 1 person

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