For a little change of topic, I am leaving the remaining three (!) fan challenge letters aside today.
Ha! Can’t believe I am finally getting nearer to completing it. My own dilettante fan fiction prompts have heeded some return… I was absolutely thrilled to read how JennyS’s continued my Raybo idea… My prompt in italics, followed by JennyS’s piece of standalone fluff. Her title will become clear in the end:
[Guylty]: Chastised by the religious valour of The Mute, Raymond decides to down all weapons. To exorcise his own demons, he leaves his father, his family and his legacy. Disguised as a mute friar, Raymond wanders through Normandy, looking for salvation. One hot summer’s day, as he has taken off his robes and is refreshing himself with a dip in the nip in a small pond, a local woman spots him (and the horrible war scars he carries with him on his back) while splashing in the waters…
Defense de Double Entendre.
Alienor first became aware of the intrusion when her skein of prized ducklings came squawking up the hill to her secluded cot. Troubled, she abandoned her preparations for the evening pottage and hurried to investigate.
As she reached the tangle of thorn bushes that marked the final turn in the path, the source of the disturbance became clear.
There was a man in her pond!
He stood naked to the waist amidst the rushes and duckweed, scrubbing his back with a handful of soapwort – a back scored by a criss-crossing of livid scars. Who was he, and what was he dong here? Were those brutal excoriations the grim legacy of battle wounds or the bite of a flagellant’s whip?
Alienor stared at the tall body; the broad shoulders, the muscled arms and narrow waist. She could not wait to get to the bottom of it.
Loved it! That was worth rescuing from the comment section, wasn’t it???
We want more, we want more, we want more *chants*
And then there are odes from our talented, lyrically-minded fellow fans. Check the latest ones by Kathy and Sue:
Have I forgotten more? In any case, you can see that our imagination is still alive and kicking… More fan art always appreciated! Love to all fan artists! 😘