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Fic Prompts: Folklore Friday

The Incident of the River in the Woodlands, Part One

Bonus Points to anyone who recognizes the tales that inspired this one

Long ago, when magic was prevalent and stepmothers were convenient scapegoats for unpleasant happenings, and when children could set off on adventures when they were really too young to have any business doing so, there was a little family on the brink of ruin.
There were many such families, in point of fact, because any kingdom with an economic policy that mostly revolved around richly-dressed sheriffs snatching coins and produce from peasants while twirling their mustaches and chortling about taxes is a kingdom to be viewed with, at the very least, suspicion. 
It will likely not surprise you to discover that there was a fair bit of unrest in this particularly tiny kingdom.

Now the father in this little family does not come into the story much at all, through no fault of his own. He spent the majority of the daylight hours toiling away in a distant mill for an irritable employer and an absurd local noblewoman who had once read a scroll about how mills worked and considered herself an expert. As such, he didn’t manage to get home in time for our story and will have to sit out the narrative, wringing his hands and worrying. Such is the life of this humble miller.

The miller’s first wife had died some time ago, and as his neighbor was alone and about to lose her tiny hovel, he married her. They weren’t particularly head over heels for each other, but they had been friendly with each other for a very long time, and sometimes, a strong alliance with a good friend is all you need. And a house is a house, after all. Besides, it helped to have someone to switch out with to keep an eye on the miller’s two children, because this was the sort of kingdom where if you didn’t keep a sharp lookout, dodgy-looking people on roadsides gave your kids enchanted objects and set them loose on the countryside. This had actually been more of a problem than big bad canines of late.

With this in mind, perhaps the stepmother – who far preferred the children to call her “Auntie”, which they readily agreed to – can be excused for being just the slightest bit overprotective. When, as would happen from time to time, a stranger would come to the cottage asking for a drink of milk or a place to sleep, she would always grant them free entrance to the house, but never allowed the children to leave the attic until they had left, and would not let them taste any food the strangers might have left until she was satisfied that it was not somehow enchanted. This often resulted in food that might have been perfectly safe being tossed out of the window, where the family dog tended to find it despite their best efforts to keep her away.

Unfortunately, the children were quite young, and did not know enough about the world yet to understand that Auntie was trying to keep them safe. Young Gert, at ten, was quite sure that Auntie was trying to starve them, and that even the dog ate better than they did. Little Tansy, at seven, was frankly more concerned with why the dog had taken to walking along the ceiling at night.

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Also, I’ll be having a fire sale next Friday for about 80% off of some older originals that I want to get rid of. And when I say fire sale, I mean I will be putting the unsold pieces in my fireplace and will literally set them on fire. and yes I will absolutely get a video of it.

Happy Beersgiving/Merry Beermas.

Since I am lazy af, I did not want to make this at all very difficult, because I know if it was then I’d be out. So if you read this post and are interested here is how to enter!

First and foremost, we have to have be mutuals as of 11/17/17.

Entry? Between now and next Friday (11/24/17) take a selfie with a beer, and tag me and mention Happy Beersgiving/Merry Beermas. I will then gather all the names and randomly select a winner (possibly 2 depending on how many entries). You of course have to feel comfortable enough to give me an address in which I can ship to you. I can assure you that I am far too lazy, and unmotivated to stalk you. If you have any questions, feel free to hit me up.

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Hardy Friday

Driven to Extremes-Part 4 of 4

The end of another week. Hope you enjoyed Tom and his icy beard in all of its glory. Thanksgiving is next week, but I’ll still be here! Actually thinking of doing a “What I’m Thankful For” Hardy edition ♡

If you have a Hardy request, as always, just ask. I hope those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving have a lovely holiday! Until next Friday, my dears!


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anonymous asked:

So you're in eleventh grade? This is your last day of school EVER??????? Congratulations!!!! I was supposed to end classes today but our headmaster added 1 week more so we gotta stay till next Friday :(

Yesterday was technically the last day but I gotta pass maths so I’ll have to go next week!

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onceabcofficial That’s my lot, I think. I’ve been @roseareyn. Thank you so much @onceabcofficial for having me - it’s been WILD! I’m going to leave you with some pictures of the beautiful @emmalovesluna. One of the sweetest, funniest creatures I’ve met. 🙏 I think she’s your takeover next Friday but before that…
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on WEDNESDAY
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we’re doing a DOUBLE takeover…
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AT DISNEYLAND!!
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We’ll be taking you on a magical witchy/trippy tour of the park so please join us for that around 8am PT, if we can beat the lineups. And, of course, make sure to tune in to @abcnetwork tonight for our double bill where NEW CHARACTERS come in to play and revelations unfurl…
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Lots and lots of love. And see you soon. 💙😺🐰👋

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onceabcofficial That’s my lot, I think. I’ve been @roseareyn. Thank you so much @onceabcofficial for having me - it’s been WILD! I’m going to leave you with some pictures of the beautiful @emmalovesluna. One of the sweetest, funniest creatures I’ve met. 🙏 I think she’s your takeover next Friday but before that… on WEDNESDAY we’re doing a DOUBLE takeover… AT DISNEYLAND!!
We’ll be taking you on a magical witchy/trippy tour of the park so please join us for that around 8am PT, if we can beat the lineups. And, of course, make sure to tune in to @abcnetwork tonight for our double bill where NEW CHARACTERS come in to play and revelations unfurl…
Lots and lots of love. And see you soon. 💙😺🐰👋 (x)

Quick heads up

I forgot to mention, but next week is Black Friday week. I am scheduled a full 40 hours.

So basically, I can’t guarantee the next part will be ready next week. In all likelihood, I’ll be too exhausted to do any significant work on it. But we’ll see.

Retail is hellish this time of year. x_x

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