The Wizard from the Bosphorus

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He was a Turk, a wizard from the Bosphorus
His spells, we all agreed, sounded totally monotonous
Ponderous, not at all sonorous
In a tongue that was to us quite barbarous
But alas—alas!—he’d spotted us
It seemed the wizard wanted us
We were, he said, to be his hostages
Bait, he said, to catch a hippopotamus
Ridiculous, we said
It would be far less preposterous
To use us to catch a horned rhinoceros


75 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Preposterous

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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26 Responses to The Wizard from the Bosphorus

  1. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Absolutely wonderful. Love all those rhymes and of course a horned rhino. What was he thinking?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. How very clever of you! What an entertaining write! 💫

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sadje says:

    This is so much fun.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Frank says:

    Amazing use of words well done as usual

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dale says:

    You have not left me cantankerous with this wonderful use of preposterous!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Bill says:

    Excellently done, Crispina. A fun read, indeed. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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