Iulia Linnea (iulia_linnea) wrote,
Iulia Linnea

Abecedarian Game Drabble, 5/9: MNO

The folx in my profic writers' group and I play the Abecedarian Game: any three consecutive letters can serve as prompt inspiration, and "running the letters" means answering nine prompt sets in abecedarian order (the final set is either a YZ or YZA one, depending upon preference). My group tends to select a specific dictionary from which we all pull prompts. Below, you'll find the fifth of nine little stories using words that I took from Phrontistery's Dictionary of Unusual Words.

My fifth three prompts, mortiferous, noctuary, and omnigatherum, inspired the ficlet,

Wand, Cloak, Stone (G; original male character; 240): The Peverell boys were not the first mortals to possess the Deathly Hallows.

Such have been my travels that my "omnigatherum" is growing too large for the room in which it is held. I have always taken joy in collecting the interesting and the rare; indeed, the drive to possess has served me well by lining my pockets and filling my belly. Not that I keep my "visitors" long, you understand, or ever did, for that matter, but I am not devoid of charms, and the young and beautiful have ever sought my company. But I digress. I shall write more of my lovers another time; this night's entry into my noctuary is to be concerned with the Wand (now repaired), the Cloak (purchased from a Potter heir at great expense in the year of our Lord, two thousand two hundred seven), and the Stone (found through the magical prowess of a wizard admirer of mine). I highly prize these Hallows, no matter how mortiferous they may prove to most, but as a vampire, they are of precious little use to me. Shall I sell them or gift them? Destroy them or hide them for some hapless mortal to find? I know not how best to dispose of them, but I desire to record the various stories I know to be connected to them, and not the "story" parents tell their children.

I shall begin with the Maid of Londinium, who found, long before the Peverell boys, a means to cheat Death and . . . .
Tags: abecedarian game: running the letters, drabbles/ficlets, original male character, the abecedarian game

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