The pointed peaks rose sharp and jagged like spears of ice. Really high peaks, really sharp ice and rock. Pete viewed the daunting challenge before him, shivering in his boots. His wife came behind him, dragging a sled loaded with supplies.
Silently they considered the challenge.
Clearing her throat, Katherine announced, "I ain't gonna climb up that..."
Pete replied without hesitation, "Me, neither. Let's go get a pint at that trading post---my treat."
They turned and trudged back to the rough hovel where warm and happy mountain men roared and drank heavily.
Six Word Challenge
When Princess Bridget developed a mysterious rash, the doctors at that time shook their heads in bewilderment.
|source: incurable skin diseases|
Another doctor exclaimed, "I know just the guys!"
Down in the rat-filled tavern, two such men huddled in the corner, knowing their many sins would catch up with them. Two strong castle guards grabbed the two reprobates---sinners of the worst kind---and hauled them before the doctors.
Going on this mission would absolve them of all past crimes.
So off they headed, around this way, back down that way, until finally they discovered the South American tribe which had just the salve. With great intensity of purpose, they bowed before the doctors, extending the odoriferous unctuous salve to them.
The princess sighed in pure bliss as the salve was applied. The two now-sin-forgiven-future-sinners backed to the door, ready to tell the doctors one more thing.
"Just one thing, princess," one sinner/reprobate stuttered. "The side-effect of this salve is that you will smell like this for the rest of your life..." and then they escaped, jumping on the fastest horses awaiting, and rode off into the sunset to be safe forever.
Credit must absolutely must be given to Delores for providing the bold underlined words AND the sentence prompt. You can access the other participants of this Wednesday Words challenge by clicking on the train tracks in the right side-bar. Enjoy!