A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #59

David and Goliath

The virtuous nun entreated the duke to pardon her brother, who was sentenced to death for killing a man in a duel. The duke agreed, but only if she gave herself to him the night before the execution.

After much soul-searching, the nun yielded.

Yet the executioner’s sword still fell…

This week I am super busy writing Oliver Colors’ biography, so I will be republishing some choice 50-word stories.

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17 thoughts on “A 50-Word Story a Day Keeps the Boredom Away #59

      1. There’s a song on Led Zeppelin III called “Gallows Pole” which is an update of a 17th century folk song, cataloged as Child Ballad 95. Like all Child Ballads, the gender and station of the narrator switch between versions, but the basic story is the same – the hangman demands the girl, not gold and she wakes the next morning to see her father/brother/husband swinging from the Gallows pole. Leadbelly and Bob Dylan also did versions

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