Today’s Writing 101 task (okay, fine, it’s really Thursday’s task) is to grab the nearest book, turn to page 29, and use the first word that jumps off the page at you to inspire your post. I grabbed Land of Midnight Days by Katrina Jack and the first word to really jump out at me was the word parapet. With that in mind, here is my letter to a parapet:
Ah! There you are. You’re one of those words that has captured my imagination for ages. I always seem to mix you up with turret, though; I don’t know why. Perhaps because you can both be found on castles?
Yes, castles. That must be it. I mean, what’s not to love about castles? Nothing, that’s what!
Of course, what I didn’t realize is that you are still with us, alive and well, today. I see you everywhere; all the buildings around the square feature your handy-dandy protective edging, and some are even quite lovely to look at.
Not like those transparent Plexiglas modern things. *shudders*
So, dear Parapet, I hope you will continue to keep me safe from the dangers of falling from great heights. After all, that is your intended purpose, or at least the most common one nowadays. Keep up the good work! You’re doing great!
P.S. It really would be nice to see some of your ancient relatives, but alas, there are no castles near me. *sniffle*
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Love it. The shot goes well with your writing!
Thank you! Glad you liked it! 🙂
Lol, great post Kay, this really cheered me up today! 🙂
Aw, yay! Hope everything’s okay! *hugs*
Just been a tough few days that’s all. Thanks honey. 🙂 xx
You’re welcome! Hope you’re feeling better! 🙂
Thanks sweetie, hope you’re back to fighting fitness too! ❤ xxx
With enough caffeine, I think I’ll make it. Someday. 😀
:D…I’ve even started eating coffee ice-cream, yummy yum yum!!! 😀
Chocolate-covered coffee beans are pretty good, too. 😀
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Hm, a parapet, this is rather fascinating because in my mother tongue we use the word “parapet” to describe window sills. I have no clue which word we use to describe parapets. I learned something new from you 🙂
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If you find out, let me know! I love learning new things, especially concerning language. 🙂