Friday, 28 May 2010

Swain

SWAIN

–noun
1. a male admirer or lover.
2. a country lad.
3. a country gallant.




The swain swept her off her feet
Leaving her shoes and modesty behind
The swine left her standing at the altar
With a ready cocked gun.


The background picture is copyright of Willow of Willow Manor, who has put it forth as a writing prompt.
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19 comments:

Helen said...

A novel and unique take on Ms. Willow's photo prompt .... so much meaning in just a few lines (which really come to life.)

Pauline said...

Ha - short and to the point and clever!

Sue J said...

I like it! Such a small move from a swain to a swine :)

kathew said...

Swain to swine- clever twist in just a few words.

She Writes said...

Swain or swine, men sweep us off our feet. But, we must never leave our shoes behind. Never :).

chiccoreal said...

Dear Natalie: Ha! Good one! I remember a place where I grew up called "Swain's Greenhouses"; maybe the swain was growing something like roses for his sweetheart until he turned into a swine. Then it was "Swine's Greenhouses; don't see that last name so much. What IS it about some guys? Very humorous take! Love learning these new words! Sounds so old english-y!:)smiles!

Kimmie said...

a swain and a swan - and (hopefully) never the twain shall meet

Tumblewords: said...

So clever - a short leap from swain to swine. Love it!

JeffScape said...

Click, click... bang.

Death to pigs, eh? ;)

spacedlaw said...

Bacon!

Jennifer said...

LOVE IT!

Sometimes, less is more. Well done Nathalie.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Very clever..From Swain to Swine

Love it.

Brenda said...

Short, clever, funny!

Thanks for illuminating "swain."

Brian Miller said...

sounds like just the jewelry he needs to complete his outfit...lead...one for each button. smiles.

nice magpie!

willow said...

Witty transition from swain to swine. Terrific!

Lyn said...

The only thing she should have kept is her shoes..let the swine go!! Clever...

Caty said...

wow. poor girl. looks like she's ready to take matters in her own hands though. Great story in such a few words.

Suz said...

Oh you've written such a treat!
I hope he is bacon now

Jingle said...

what a beautiful tale.
magnificent transformations!