And now, a word from our sponsor…

Elaborate parapets flank the gable of King's C...

Elaborate parapets flank the gable of King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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:

Dear 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!

Lotsa love,


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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13 thoughts on “And now, a word from our sponsor…

  1. Mara Eastern says:

    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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