day twenty-six

the dark clouds outside hovered above deep wisps of fog that coated the air in a thick veil. the sky was an ominous shade of deep grey. nevertheless, the fortress walls stood tall and majestic, although tinged slightly in green. they rose up regally from the ground below. the turrets each contained guards nobly keeping watch over their respective windows. they wore solemn faces, all manning their posts with a serious air. the roof was getting dilapidated and weakened and would soon need replacing, but for now, at least, it remained in place willfully ignoring the odd scattered hole.

inside, sheltered from the threatening weather, the three castle dwellers huddled in a tight cluster, blissfully oblivious to the outside world. the fair maiden and her knight in shining armor sat on large pillows set on the warm floor and read books of far-away places to their tiny son, the duke. they played and rested and laughed together, all the while sheltered in their grand fortress.

but soon enough, the moon rose high into the blackened night sky and hid itself amongst the dark clouds. the maiden and her knight in shining armor bade goodnight to their tiny duke and off he went to sleep, safe and sound.

soon after, the mighty fortress buckled. the weakened roof imploded to the ground below, the once-strong walls caved inwards, and the once-mighty fortress lay in a crumpled heap on the ground...

fortunately, there was no need for concern. the couch cushions were all returned to their rightful places on the sofa. the large bedsheet used for a makeshift roof was folded and put away. the stuffed animal guards, while perhaps slightly bumped around when the fortress fell, were all lovingly put back in the toybox for the night. and the tiny duke remained tucked into his crib, safe and sound, perhaps dreaming of far-away places and another rainy day adventure.


today's look while slaying imaginary dragons:

purple t-shirt over dress: secondhand, dyed by me (free)
purple dress over dress: liquidation world from about six months ago ($7)
purple tights: zellers ($10)
winter boots: aldo from last year (about $75)

grand total:
about $92.08


Anonymous said...

say what????
when did you become this great of a writer? i knew you were good, no great, no fantastic, but this little story is amazing, supersillyifilous!!(i made up that word, but it means really really really really great!)

Anonymous said...

She'll be as famous as Robert Munsch one day!

Anonymous said...

oh, and i love this layered outfit!