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OLWG #44 – The Way That Gentlemen Behave

Written for OLWG #44

Watson twisted the cork from the bottle and studied the Minister over the top of his half moons. He announced, “That’s bullshit Garner, and you know it. The situation is not black or white. We shouldn’t discuss right and wrong; we must define how far we -are -willing -to -go.” He splashed a measure of brown whisky in a glass and shoved it towards his colleague.

He searched for another glass, but wound up having to spill a batch of pencils from their customary ceramic mug. He filled it half way.

“Cheers.” he raised his mug to begin the negotiation.

OLWG presented the prompts with a drabble so I elected to respond in kind:

This week, the prompts were:

  1. black or white
  2. use this
  3. bullshit

Don’t think! Write!
You have 25 minutes but if it takes longer – just don’t tell anyone.

11 thoughts on “OLWG #44 – The Way That Gentlemen Behave

  1. Hi TN – Dropping in to tell you I’ve deleted both of my blogs. The continued troll thing is not worth the grief. My account will remain active because, over the years, I’ve enjoyed following your blog and a few others. So I’ll keep following your blog and others.
    Happy posting!


    1. I’m sorry to read you’ve deleted your blogs. That explains why the link I followed in my email to read one of your posts didn’t work. All the best.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. A great little vignette and you inserted those prompts so innocuously. Great use of the mug, just hope there wasn’t too much dust and spilt ink at the bottom 🙂


  3. Reminds me of the NCIS agent who dumps bolts out of his jars when he’s got unexpected company in his basement.

    The alcohol’ll kill them germs. And the dust and dirt just adds to the flavor 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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