Dear fellow writers, as Shakespeare’s King Henry V said, once more into the breach dear friends, once more, so, time again for more fun and games.
I have been approached to host the 82nd challenge as a last minute replacement due to unforeseen circumstances, and wish to thank the Musketeers for the honour of being considered at such short notice to fill the gap, I am truly flattered.
I would like to thank everybody for the wonderful tributes written for our dear departed poet and friend Marie Josephine Smith, they were truly heartfelt.
I will skip any more preamble and forsake this time around any attempt of humours banter and get to the nitty gritty.
In 2016 a bronze statue was unveiled in Canterbury of Geoffrey Chaucer who many consider to be the father of all literature. He was a poet and author who wrote so many amazing stories including the wonderful Canterbury Tales. He also has many quotations accredited to his name and I offer one of these quotations as my challenge tittle.
The Challenge Tittle is;
“The Life So Short, The Crafts So Long To Learn”
As ever my aim is to tease or frustrate your fertile imaginations, so engage your wit, your eloquence, and have fun with it, I will endeavour to respond to each challenge submitted and look forward once more to reading all your innovative and imaginative responses.
My felicitations to you all.
Charles Ogier de Batz de Castlemore, Comte d'Artagnan
aka - Kenneth Malvyn Clark.