Thursday, November 12, 2009

Quilly Week 36

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story
Week Thirty-Six: (11.12.09) confabulation; pudify; & rimestock.

confabulation-Familiar talk; easy, unrestrained, unceremonious conversation.
pudify-to cause to be ashamed
rimestock.--old almanac with runic writings

The Plan in Action
Mallory studied all the evidence he had accumulated thus far. As he looked over the invoice for the phalerae that was stolen he noticed something else. Immediately a plan began to form .He knew he couldn’t prove that Foxco and the DA were working together but the evidence pointed in that direction. After some thought he took the best of what he had and went to see Judge Monty Trueheart, one judge he was sure he could trust. He needed two warrants, one to tap the DA’s phone and one to search the residence and business of Alexander
Foxco.. The judge had no problem with the Foxco warrant but only reluctantly gave the warrant for the tap on the DA’s phone. “I hope”, he said “this doesn’t pudify us.”
Then Mallory sent deputies to exercise the warrant and search the house and office of Foxco. They went in two unmarked cars and were told to park outside the home and office and wait for Mallory to tell them to go in.
Then he went to have a confabulation with the DA. In their discussion of the case he pointed out that along with the stolen phalerae in the museum shipment was a very valuable rimestock. It had not shown up with the phalerae found at Josh’s place. Because they were concentrating on the killings it had been ignored. But now he believes Foxco has it and he was sending deputies with a warrant to look for it. She said she would hold up Josh’s trial until he had checked out that lead.
As soon as Mallory left the DA called Foxco and told him “ Mallory is coming with a warrant get rid of the rimestock. Now!
Of course, Mallory listened in on the conversation. He waited five minutes and sent in the deputies. They found Foxco with the book in his hands. They arrested him on the spot.
Mallory went back to the DA’s office and placed her under arrest.
Both Fosco and the DA claimed the other was the mastermind and the real killer.
The State’s Attorneys Office sent in a Prosecuting Attorney for the case.
Mallory gave Josh back his property and told him about the oil.
Josh didn’t want his land being messed up by oil companies and decided to ignore it.
And Mallory could now look out the office window without worrying about being shot.


And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel.
There is poetry which a few people do well.
Then there is poetic drivel which is more fun and has its own experts.
But below them all is Quivel
Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it.
In other words if it contains Quilly's words and looks like a really bad poem it is really good Quivel. Here then is today's quivel.

The Last Druid

The rimestock unopened lay
It’s owners long gone away
Center of this confabulation
Held at the mystic station
It does not pudify me to say
We’ll see magic this very day
For I am a priest of the Druid clan
Knowing more than ordinary man

Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.


anthonynorth said...

Nicely wrapped up. An enjoyable and excellent whodunit.

Anonymous said...

Mallory always gets his man/woman. I certainly enjoyed this. Well done my friend. I love the Quivel...what magic a rimestock holds :)

Mama Zen said...

Hey, I liked The Last Druid!

Susan at Stony River said...

Ha! Got'em. Love it.

also loved that last Druid.

Alice (in BC Canada) said...

Dr. J. as always I enjoy your writing. Good use of Quilly's words again. Have a joyous evening.