Friday, April 22, 2016

A-Z Challenge Day 19

Regular visitors to my blog will know all about My Friend Rosey. I've written about 90 stories about her over the past seven years.

Posted Friday April 22

Today’s seven S words are:-
Scarcement n. a narrow ledge on a wall.
Sylph n. a mythical being like a fairy or sprite.
Slimkin adj. small and slender.
Subtrist adj. rather sad.
Siffilate v. whisper.
Smatchet.n. a small nasty child.
Starified v. decorate with stars.



Rosey was sitting on her balcony with a bottle of Chardonnay and her beautiful sea view for company. Nothing unusual there I hear you say. The next thing I tell you however, you’ll either believe or not. Me? I’m sitting on the fence! Actually, it wasn’t me perched on the scarcement, but a slimkin fairy. The little sylph looked somewhatt subtrist. Rosey asked her what was wrong, and the fairy beckoned her over then siffilated in her ear. She said there was nasty little boy down below in the street and he’d very been rude to her. Rosey recognised the little smatchet straight away. He was a trouble-maker from her class at school. Rosey often sends him to the naughty corner.

The next thing you need to believe is that Rosey has a tame bee that often sits with her! Ok, I know, but bear with me. She sent the bee down to chase the wretched boy away and he ran off flapping his hands. The fairy kissed Rosey on the cheek then starified the balcony and flew away.

Rosey assured me that she hadn't imagined it because the lad arrived at school the next day with a swollen red nose. He told her he'd been stung by a bee. 




If you would like to know more about My Friend Rosey and read 70 or so of my favourite stories about her, click HERE









You can check out my A-Z posts thus far  by clicking  on a highlighted letter!
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33 comments:

  1. That was fun. Lots of interesting S words.

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

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  2. So good to read a story about Rosey! She reminds me of my inner child. ~grin~ Best wishes!

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    1. She's been the most popular part of my blog for many years. Thanks Darla

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  3. I miss me childhood. I had a smile on my face while reading it. If I had a kid, this would have been a perfect bedtime story!

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    1. Rosey works with young children, and she is well known for her kiddie stories!

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  4. I think we have all run into smatchets in our lives haven't we? Delightful tale to read :)

    betty

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    1. Rosey has to deal with a class full every day! Rather her than me.

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  5. nice fairy nice Rosey, and some many S's

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    1. She's a cutie that drives me mad - she's also a very special friend.

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  6. Now you're up to seven words! Great story too!

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  7. Strangely scintillating! Rosey is my kind of faery! ;-)
    AJ at Ouch My Back Hurts

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    1. She's a lovely young lady, but she sometimes has difficulty telling fantasy from reality!

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    2. Aj, I didn't know you cared!

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    3. AJ cares... he also can't distinguish reality and fiction... his minds are full of the weird and wonderful so he's imagining a long and fruitful liaison! ;-)
      AJ at Ouch My Back Hurts

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    4. You would get on well together Aj!

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  8. Smatchet. I like that. I might call my darlings this name from time to time.

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    1. I have to say, that is my favourite of the words I've come up with!

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  9. Rosey is lovely. I have to love her because she has a tame bee ;-). I shall come back and read more of her :-)

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    1. I can't imaginable life without Rosey. She has heaps of followers on both my blog and her own.

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  10. Aha! Rosey is back! I remember reading about her last A to Z Challenge!

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    1. Seven years on, the stories I write about Rosey are by far the most popular posts on my blog. Thanks Shipla from me - and Rosey!

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    2. I'm never far away Shilpa - I need to keep a watchful eye on Keefie!

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  11. You had me at Chardonnay and a sea view ;-)

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    1. ...the two most important things in Rosey's life! Cheers Annalisa.

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  12. Keefie, you wicked person! OK, so I do have a vivid imagination, but not everything that happens to me can be explained by monochromatic reasoning. Look outside the box. I love fairies and so should you. Off you go to the naughty corner. NOW!

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  13. Hi Keith - wonderful S words ... and Rosey's thoughts on your post - fun to read ... cheers Hilary

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  14. Typical Rosey! Glad you liked it Hilary.

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  15. Purely delightful story, Keith! In today's world we see more and more smatchets as parents have given up parenting in favor of gluing their faces to their tablets and phones! I will think of this word the next time I am at a restaurant and spot one causing a ruckus! :-)
    Josie
    from Josie's Journal

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