Friday, January 29, 2016

Honour At Steak

PHOTO PROMPT – © ceayr
Marquis de Sable was worried.  A commoner had been spotted hanging around the gates of the mansion. 

With three young ladies of marriageable age in the house, one could simply not afford to be complacent.  The Marquessate of de Sable was not the same after Lady M had eloped with the milkman.  The Marchioness still felt faint just thinking about it. 

The chateau was crumbling from the inside but shabby and intact outside.  A certain dignity had to be maintained.


In a way he was glad that it was the village butcher.  Good cuts of meat were hard to get.

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Written for Friday Fictioneers Word Count : 100

I am back after a break for another year of Fictioneers fun.  Starting off with some light-hearted fun.  Hoping for a few more comments and readers this year too.
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20 comments :

  1. I'm sure that the butcher's a cut above the rest in the village

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    1. Ha! Ha! So true maybe the Marquis is playing for high steaks. Thanks for your comments Björn.

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  2. Nothing like selling a daughter or two for a few good cuts of beef...

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    1. Wurst things have happened. Thanks for commenting Dale.

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  3. Dear Subroto,

    With three marriageable daughters, a butcher's a great choice since he has a lot at steak.
    So happy to see you back. You've been missed by this Fairy Blog Mother.

    Shalom

    Rochelle

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    1. There is probably a common meating ground. Thanks Fairy Blog Mother it is good to be back.

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  4. As if the symbolism of the the chateau crumbling from inside wasn't enough, you had to seal the coffin with good cuts of meat in return for God knows what. Welcome back from wherever you had taken repose —I am sure it was great.

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    1. The world is a meat market Uma ;-) Thank you for your wonderful comments.

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  5. A daughter for regular and tender cuts of meat...? Close thing.

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    1. It's a flavourful relationship. Thanks for reading and commenting Sandra.

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  6. it seems like a good match. :)

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    1. A cut above the rest. Thanks Plaridel.

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  7. Looks like a machete made in heaven.

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    1. Thanks Purba, that is a cleaver way of looking at it.

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  8. I'm laughing so much about the comments, and am horrible at wordplay myself, so I just say: great fun, great story.

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    1. That's alright, sometimes I too butcher words. Thanks for your comments GaH, I am glad you liked it.

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  9. Welcome back, Subroto. Well, they could do worse than the butcher. Next they should try for the owner of a home furnishings store. Little by little they could get the old house in shape again. Amusing and well done. :D --- Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, hopefully it won't be an offal choice.

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