Thursday, March 19, 2009

Quilly Three Word Challenge

Quilly words for the challenge:sternutation- sneeze
zoilist-critic of words
anopisthograph-manuscript, parchment

Zoilist
Robert North was in the middle of his study of a ancient anopisthograph when sternutation set in and water droplets flew onto the anopisthograph. Because of the value of the anopisthograph, those around him gasped out loud. Handkerchiefs flew out of pockets for Robert to cover his nose and mouth.
It only took a few moments when Robert was chaperoned out of the museum, and given cold medicine. The embarrassment was a mild word for how Robert felt, for he was known all over the world for his works and now that would be destroyed.
The sternutation was the results of an allergy from dust, and not from a cold. It was a little late but Robert North went to the doctor.

10 comments:

quilly said...

Betty, it seems you and I were thinking along the same lines. Good story.

Jientje said...

I enjoyed it too!

Raven said...

Poor Robert North. A sad tale. You'd think he'd have already known he was allergic to dust... so I guess he really was just irresponsible. Well done story.

Thom said...

Great story and use of this weeks words. Possible that there are some hidden treasures in the anopisthograph that have been buried for a long time to create such dust?

juliana said...

oh well,robert should have known better.
great story with this week's words.

Melli said...

Ohhhh dear! Poor Robert! You would think being in the business though that he would have done SOMEthing about that allergy looooong ago!

Dr.John said...

It seems even better than when you read it to me.

Alice said...

Betty, great story. Since he was a zoilist, it seems he may have gotten some of 'his own' back. What we put out does tend to eventually come back to us, lol.

Nessa said...

We are always attracted to what we are allergic to.

Cherie said...

Betty, I think that we have to teach these fellows to cover their faces when they sneeze! lol