The Castle

Bungay: 14th March 2022

They were tourists, obvious with their cameras, and the way they looked into every courtyard, down every alley and lane they passed. They made repeated reference to a leaflet.

Finally, they drew level to where I sat with a coffee at a table outside a café. Curious, I couldn’t resist.

“Are you looking for something? Can I help?”

“We’re looking for the castle,” the bearded one said.

“We’re chasing architecture,” the other chuckled.

I spread my hands. “Look around, architecture everywhere.”

“Huh, vernacular architecture,” the bearded one said with disdain.

90 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Vernacular

About crispina kemp

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16 Responses to The Castle

  1. Chel Owens says:

    🤔 They’re aliens seeking a building with their ancestors’ ancient clues, aren’t they?

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  2. Dale says:

    Only you would use vernacular in this way! I love that I had just finished looking at the definition (as I always do before participating in these challenges, looking for another way to use a particular word) and learnt it BEFORE you used it. Well done, Miss Logophile!

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  3. Nope, Not Pam says:

    There’s a word for folks like that 🙄

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  4. Ooh, Mr. Beard is a bit of an architectural snob!

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  5. Bill says:

    Interesting story, Crispina. Well done.

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  6. Brian Bixby says:

    Calling the bearded one a vernacular human wouldn’t be proper . . . but one is tempted. 😉

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  7. Urgh! Some people! Nice use of the word, Crispina!

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