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The (Cyber) Bag of Weasels

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"About as much fun as a bag of weasels"...when I first saw this Irish adage, it made me think of the life of a writer: sometimes perilous, sometimes painful, certainly interesting. My paper journal has always been called "The Bag of Weasels." This is the Bag of Weasels' online home.

No, the Daily Drabble Hasn't Died!

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I had all intentions of doing a four-drabble series on Monday and catching up from there, but alas, real life intervened. Between dealing with my car and an unexpected shower of warrants from the Warrant Gods and trying to finish my hubby's ghost story in time for his birthday, the drabble went the way of the dodo. Then yesterday's word was "cum." Cum! No, not meant in that way, but it's not a word I was willing to use in a drabble. Call me crazy. But today's word is simply too good to pass up. So consider this the resurrection (again) of the daily drabble.


hobbledehoy \HOB-uhl-dee-hoy\, noun:
An awkward, gawky young fellow.

Examples
"For early on, girls become aware -- as much from their fathers' anguished bellows of "You're not going out dressed like that, Miss" as from the buffoonish reactions of the spotty hobbledehoys at the end-of-term disco -- of the power of clothes to seduce."
-Jane Shilling, "Soft-centred punk", Times (London), October 27, 2000

"His memories, even only reveries, of incomparable women, made me feel like a hulking hobbledehoy."
-Edith Anderson, Love in Exile

"Unfortunately, they have to contend with ignorant hobbledehoys who, on seeing these rows of shingle heaps, feel compelled to jump on them."
-Susan Campbell, "He grows seakale on the seashore", Daily Telegraph, March 27, 1999

Etymology
The origin of hobbledehoy is unknown, though it perhaps derives from hobble, from the awkward movements of a clumsy adolescent.


This day's drabble is Maedhros and Fingon. In a friendly context, people! (Jenni and Alina, I can see your raised eyebrows and hear you thinking, "I just bet they were friendly!") You're welcome to interpret any subtext that you want, but I meant it as "friendly" in the non-nefarious sense, for once. Really.

This after I noticed a typo in the earlier paragraph: "This day's drabble is Maedhros in Fingon." Just low blood sugar. Nothing nefarious. Really.

Reunion
Years passed without seeing him, and though I knew that he grew—as all young Elves do—I saw him forever as the gangly hobbledehoy with stammering speech and footfalls alike, ignored except for his acts of foolishness.

Hardly a prince.

So now, at our reunion, I look for him among the throng. (He has a way of making his presence known in a crash of dishes or rippling murmur of offense.) There is a man—tall, clearly a lord, with gold entwined in his hair; my heart squeezes at his beauty. I will ask him of my cousin Findekano.
  • maedhros points out that they are always in a friendly context... very friendly usually...

    *g* and I think I agree with him;) very friendly indeed..

    *hugs*

    Uli
  • This after I noticed a typo in the earlier paragraph: "This day's drabble is Maedhros in Fingon." Just low blood sugar. Nothing nefarious. Really.

    SNERRRRRRKKKK!!!

    Oh, but Dawn! The drabble was lovely. And it made me all squiggly inside! I just want to picture that Maedhros took him in his arms and squeezed him silly.

  • Ahem, I feel I have somthing to add here. My Maedhros and Fingon would like to point out there was nevery anything but simple friendliness between them. Yes. Absolutely.
  • I've got a drabble for you.

    His partner rolled over, a look of disdain clouding her face. Her smudged make-up looked passionless in the fading light, extending from her mouth like deep red frown lines. She grunted her disapproval, slinking out of bed without a word or a kiss.

    Soon, the heavy door slammed with the final timpani bang of the couple’s swan song.

    The boy lay in the fetal position, tears of shame clouding his vision. He fought back against the puddles of shame, cursing the smirking god that had zinged him again tonight. He felt like such a hobbledehoy.

    He had cum too quickly. ;)
    • BWAH! And you got it to 100 words too! Genius! :^D

      And evol...but nonetheless entertaining. I like it better than mine. ;)
  • This after I noticed a typo in the earlier paragraph: "This day's drabble is Maedhros in Fingon." Just low blood sugar. Nothing nefarious. Really.

    LOL!!!! Suuuuure...

    Cute drabble!
  • This after I noticed a typo in the earlier paragraph: "This day's drabble is Maedhros in Fingon." Just low blood sugar. Nothing nefarious. Really.

    Well... apparently, the keyboard and your fingers know a little something-something about the friendly friendliness between these very friendly Elves.

    Love the way you portrayed Fingon as a clumsy youngster. It makes him so sweet and endearing. Nefarious thoughts aside, I'm with everyone else when saying that I want Maitimo to hug him silly, grope him silly and bang his manly cousin silly, against a wall. In a friendly way, of course. (or the other way around, why not?)
  • This after I noticed a typo in the earlier paragraph: "This day's drabble is Maedhros in Fingon." Just low blood sugar. Nothing nefarious. Really.

    Hehe. This reminds me of my Hamlet essay. After writing on it for hours without a break I came to describing the scene in Elsinore's chapel and that's what I wrote:

    "Hamlet is nearing Claudius from behind with his sword drawn."

    I looked at it. Blinked. Broke out in a fit of hysterical laughter. I fear that's what reading too much slash fiction does to you. ;)

    This drabble is lovely. And here at last, I think the word "lovely" fits. :) *is now off to read AMC*
    • "Hamlet is nearing Claudius from behind with his sword drawn."

      LMAO! Reeeeally? >;^))

      See, I would totally take that the wrong way too. So maybe it is a side effect of too much slash!

      This drabble is lovely. And here at last, I think the word "lovely" fits. :) *is now off to read AMC*

      Thank you! :)

      *pets hott Carnistir*

      I'm going to do that every time you post with that icon, you know.
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