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Wednesday Write-in #31: White-capped King

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Prompts: sniffle  ::  font  ::  northern  ::  powdered  ::  pick a card

WHITE-CAPPED KING

It’s in the northern part of this state that the mountain peaks are always white-capped, their slopes powdered with virgin snowfall. It’s where the children sniffle in the morning as they prepare themselves for the walk to the school house in the bitter cold. And it’s where King George always takes holy water from the font and crosses himself before finishing his walk to the mills.

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Wednesday Write-in #30: Eggs Florentine

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Prompts: overdose ::  gloss over  ::  poach

EGGS FLORENTINE

Some people cook from instinct, seldom from recipe. Marienka’s mother was like that; if you gave her a recipe, she’d gloss over it once to get the idea before setting out in her own direction, rarely in vain. It could be Cornish hens with red cabbage and potatoes; salmon with homemade dill sauce; potato pancakes made from scratch and served with apple sauce and sour cream; or catfish slaughtered fresh and then breaded.

It didn’t matter.

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Wednesday Write-in #29: Hamilton Wedding (Revised)

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Prompts: ‘I do’  ::  crockery  ::  torch  ::  capsule

HAMILTON WEDDING (REVISED)
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March 6, 2012

Dear Brother John,

I was moving some boxes out of Dad’s place last weekend when I happened upon this gem. Remember how he used to send these out? Always pragmatic, he was. Anyway, I’ve attached the itinerary for the Hamilton Wedding that never was (with my own notes and revisions included for effect, naturally). I thought about torching the thing but decided that it’s not my place to erase such an informative time capsule–that you might get a kick out of it after so many years.

Enjoy, you crafty bastard (see insert):
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Wednesday Write-in #28: Three Days Removed

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Prompts: farewell  ::  pocketful  ::  feeding  ::  thief  ::  maroon

THREE DAYS REMOVED

June 8, 2000

I have marooned myself with limited provisions. Tobacco and papers, yes. Some vegetables and bread.

I stole what I have.

I made no farewells.

I’ve a pocketful of regret already.

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