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1st-Feb-2010 05:39 pm - Proceedings
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Title Proceedings

Challenge Sedate

Points The Watch

Word Count 100

It was called "Proceeding", a sedate, measured pace. You could keep it up all day. After a while the legs worked themselves and one could concentrate on what your ears and eyes were telling you,

The commander made it a point of pride to do a beat with a rookie watchman. They usually needed advice on proceeding. Without it they wouldn't last the night. Dead tired or dead, floating on the Ankh before the small hours had chance to grow any bigger.

It was a sedate walk except the hour before six. At this time the wise keep well clear.
22nd-Jan-2010 11:24 pm - Mostly Apples. I ate the Dates.
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Title: Mostly Apples. I ate the Dates.
Prompt: Sedate
Words: 100
Points: The Witches

Gytha Ogg looked at the screwed-up eyes of Scabrous Fletcher the post deliverer. "What's the matter with him?"

"Grumbling addendum," said Esme. "It comes from carrying all them letters and whatnots. I said no good would come of it when people started sending picures."

"Not that anyone would send you anything," Gytha mumbled. She coughed. "What will you do?"

Esme picked up the breadknife. "There's only one thing I can do."

"Can't you cut it out instead?"

"That's what I meant. He just needs sedating first."

Nanny took her flask out of her stocking-top. "I've got Scumble. Will see-appling do?"
22nd-Jan-2010 10:53 pm - Leaderboard and prompt
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The Witches 4
The Wizards 1
The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons 3
The Patrician
The Watch 7
Nac Mac Feegle
The Silver Horde
The Black Ribboners
The Times

New prompt: sedate
11th-Jan-2010 09:47 pm - the holy book
The Holy book

Challenge " Holly"

Points - the watch

Word count 100

Mr Boggis disliked disciplinaries.

Un-licenced thieving was alright, and the chalk outline usually went down as suicide.

This wasn't one of those.

At least captain Carrot was there.

"So you robbed a temple of a holy book. I then have the collector round here to complain that the book lists prices of evergreen winter plants .

"The member agrees" said Carrot Diplomatically.

"Licence suspended for a month" said Mr Boggis. "Next time learn to ****ing map read, spell . and don't burgle the garden shop next door "

He was the worst sort of thief - one who wasn't any good at it.
5th-Jan-2010 09:59 pm - Bah Humbug
Kushiel's Legacy: Rainbow Love.
Happy new year everyone!

Title: Bah Humbug
Word Count: 100
Challenge: Holly
Points to: The Sunshine Sanctuary

Holly was too spiky to eat, Young Sam had discovered, and mistletoe tasted funny and also made Mummy worry about poison. Ivy was right out. Paper chains disintegrated too fast under the onslaught of dribble. Pudding was only for big boys and girls because it had brandy and coins in it. Bacon and sausages and black pudding were only for big boys and girls because they couldn’t be gummed, only chewed with grown-up teeth. Ribbons were all right but Mummy took them away in case he swallowed too much and choked.

Hogswatch wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
2nd-Jan-2010 08:37 am - Activist
Memento Mori
Title: Activist
Prompt: Holly
Words: 100
Points: The Watch

That woman was back. As spokesperson for the Benignant Society she had expended hours condemning the conditions of their cells. While chairman of the Freedom Association she inundated the Watch with petitions to ban Cheery's 'unproven' for-en-sics. Currently, paper was being emphatically waved at the Commander while she dropped phrases like 'accountability' and 'due process' the way the lastest theatre starlet would drop pounds.

Nobby may not know many things but he did know what would happen to someone who ate holly berries. Gleefully he crushed three red fruits into the steaming teacup and carried the drink to their guest.

[NB: From Wikipedia "Holly berries are somewhat toxic and will cause vomiting and/or diarrhea when ingested by people, partly due to the ilicin content"]
30th-Dec-2009 01:06 pm - Cobblers Jackram's Land Speed Record
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Title: Cobblers Jackram's Land Speed Record
Prompt: Holly
Words: 100
Points: The Witches

"I don't know how you do it, Esme."

Gytha Ogg eased herself down onto her friend's rickety kitchen chair and wrapped her hand around the delicate china of a Weatherwax heirloom cup. "I've been trying to get Cobblers Jackram out of his bed since Fat Tuesday."

"Headology," said Esme, taking a sip from her cup of bramble tea. "And a holly enema."

"What? Prickly leaves? Up where the sun doesn't shine?"

"Not the Ramtops, no. His bottom, actually, though as it turned out, he found he could get out of his bed just fine without it."

"And run to Klatch."
29th-Dec-2009 08:24 pm - Leaderboard & prompt
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(Late) Happy Holidays everyone!

The Witches 3
The Wizards 1
The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons 2
The Patrician
The Watch 5
Nac Mac Feegle
The Silver Horde
The Black Ribboners
The Times

New prompt: holly
21st-Dec-2009 05:52 pm - The Erect Wizards
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Title: The Erect Wizards
Prompt: Shades of grey
Words: 100
Points: The Watch

Archchancellor Ridcully calmly inspected the erect statues in the big hall. Half of his senior staff had been turned to stone of varying shades of grey.

To his left, Dr. Hix uncomfortably shifted from foot to foot. The calmness Ridcully showed was more unnerving than an outbreak of anger would have been.

"Why?“ Ridcully asked, not taking his gaze off the statue that had once been the Lecturer in Recent Runes.

"The skull ring, remember? University statute?“ Hix tried feebly, his voice pitched high by nervousness. Somehow he just knew those words wouldn’t be able to save him this time.
21st-Dec-2009 07:57 pm - Duty
Title: Duty
Prompt: Shades of grey
Words: 100
Points: The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons

When the timer expires, when the last grain of sand descends that cold glass chasm into the inevitable, the scythe must navigate its icy blue arc and unlock the doorway to oblivion. Whether good or evil, whatever a person’s deeds or worth, The Duty permitted no compromise - no cruelty or mercy or sentiment. Black and white.

The bony black-robed figure, trailed by his human servant, stalked through a dark fathomless house, past rooms where a daughter and an apprentice once resided. Sword in one hand and in the other, a timer – nearly empty – etched with the words ‘Susan Sto Helit’.
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