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50 Word Thursday #19 — Best of Friends

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`What do you call yourself?’ the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had! – Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

 

Margerie was spending the summer with her Uncle Nigel at his home in the woodland foothills. Uncle Nigel, a lifelong bachelor, had a live-in housekeeper, Mrs. Monroe, who would make sure Margerie was well taken care of.

Margerie’s favorite room was the study, as she loved to read, and she spent hours there, reading from a wonderful library that had books on every subject.

One late morning, Margerie fell asleep on the divan. She was awakened by a fawn’s nudge. A fawn in Uncle Nigel’s study!?

What do you call yourself?” the Fawn said at last. Such a soft sweet voice it had!

Margerie tried to speak but could not speak.

The Fawn’s warm, sing-song voice said, “You and I will be best friends, up there!,” as he looked up to the wall near the ceiling. Her eyes traveling from corner to corner, looking at the trophy horns – then spied an empty plaque, except for a name plate with her name on it!

The Fawn started laughing then disappeared. Margerie woke with a start and her head snapped up to look where the plaque with her name on it was. It was a dream she never forgot.

 

Kristian is the host of this Thursdays 50 Word Thursday and alternates with Teresa.

The Rules:
  • Find the muse within the photo or line provided and follow where it leads. It can be a story, anecdote, poem. Anything!
  • The Story must be between 50 and 250 words, in 50 word increments. (so 50, 100, 150, 200 or 250 words)
  • Link back to this post with the tag 50WordThurs so that everyone can find it, or post your response in the comments below.
  • HAVE FUN!

 

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