Tuesday, April 12, 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 10

Published Tuesday 12 April 

Today's obscure words:-
Jongleur n. A medieval troubadour, wandering entertainer
Jocoserious adj. Both funny and serious
Jaculation (behave!) n. Hurling or darting, as of knives and spears
Jaconet n. Thin cotton fabric    

   

                     
It is May Day 1497. The cobbled square is filled with merrymakers. Here a band of wandering minstrels, plucking citterns, crashing cymbals and blowing crumhorns. There a juggler. Six costumed mummers amuse a group of onlookers with a pantomime. A gasping crowd surrounds a blindfolded fellow as he jaculates pointed knives toward a fair maiden shackled to a wooden wall. Jocoserious jonglers abound. Acrobats, soothsayers, conjurers.
  
A handsome lad sidles up to a pretty lass. She a vision of loveliness in a gown of pastel jaconet. She lifts a sparkling mask to her eyes as her cheeks blossom. He bows deeply, she curtseys.

“Hail beauteous dame, well met. How art thee this fine day”

“I am in valorous health kind sir”

“P'rchance shall thee consume fine foods with me?”

“ T'wouldst be'est mine own pleasure kind sir”

“Then taketh mine own hand. We shall share together a Big Mac and fr.....”

“CUT!  Joey, for the last time, you are taking her to de’Montfault’s, not bloody McDonald's! TAKE TWENTY THREE”





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37 comments:

  1. Learned new words today. Thanks for helping my vocab grow. :)
    Interesting read.

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  2. Only one problem: "JOEY DOESN'T SHARE FOOD!" But since this was so much fun, I can forgive that minor nitpick. And I'll admit I probably know way more about "Friends" than I should admit to...

    Boldly Going Through the Alphabet!
    @shanjeniah
    Part-Time Minion for Holton's Heroes
    shanjeniah's Lovely Chaos

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    1. I did think about that, but in this situation Joey was acting (sort of!) I too am a Friends addict - I know my favourite episodes word for word! How sad is that?

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  3. McDonald's might be the better deal here, who knows how food was in 1497 :)

    betty

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  4. my sympathies are with the director? nice imaginative befitting the words that you selected

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  5. Joey, I'm with you, but for me, I'm thinking huge glass of red wine ... Cut!
    Rosa
    @RosaT_Author
    Rosa Temple writes...

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    1. Now you are talking. Cheers! (whoops, wrong show!)

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  6. Didn't see that coming. let's hope take 24 goes well.

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  7. SweeT!! Personally, I would have opted for KF...??? Whaaaa?? Really enjoyed my first visit. Thanks for coming over to OMBH. ;-)
    AJ at Ouch My Back Hurts

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    1. Great to meet you! So glad you liked it.

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  8. We like anything J - am torn between a favourite - but maybe Jocoserious fits the bill!

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    1. I think Jocoserious pretty well sums up a couple of people we both know!

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  9. Ha ha - great story and I didn't foresee the twist, forsooth!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  10. This had me laughing out loud! Loved it.

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    1. My mission accomplished! Thanks so much.

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  11. LOL! I love the ending. That was funny.

    ~Ninja Minion Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  12. Interesting words today. I wish I could remember them besides the Jugglers ;-)

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    1. What were they again? Even I've forgotten!

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  13. ROFL, here I am reading along and falling nicely into the mood of this scenario, and then I am jolted to discover it is but a play. Well done, well played! I hope the fair maiden sends him packing and on his way for offering her such miserable fare!!! :-)
    Josie Two Shoes
    from Josie's Journal

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    1. If Joey was trying to make an impression on the actress then he got it wrong methinks!

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  14. Methinks the guy is in trouble. Maybe he's hungry after 22 takes and imagines a Big Mac but I'd say that some Gelyne in Brothe and Dariolles would do the trick as well. :D Loved this and learnt some new words too. I have to read the rest as soon as I have some time.

    Rian from
    https://riandurants.wordpress.com/

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