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09:14 pm - Also Not Exactly More Joy #4: Escape
Sorry for my silence and dilatory progress on the More Joy prompts -- it's madness 'round here.

But in honor of the glorious news out of Leicester today, and the confirmation that the remains of the last Plantagenet king have been found and will be properly buried -- why, yes, I'm a bit of a Ricardian, why do you ask? -- I offer this drabble, fulfilling the theme of one of the requests.

Dead, he was still a trapped boar.

Over him passed centuries of life, but he had a little, little grave in which broken bones and lost promises lay. His hands were empty. His ghostly thoughts long were dust, then concrete and hard tires and a wish for rain to wash away blood-memories. Alas, he was so dry.

And yet.

Yet one autumn he was found, one winter he was named, one season soon he would be interred in truth. That day he would be free.

Let us sit on the ground and tell sweet stories of the escape of kings.


May your week be full of the best discoveries and confirmations!

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From:cindergal
Date:February 5th, 2013 05:02 am (UTC)
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Lovely drabble!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 11:22 am (UTC)
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Thank you, C!

(And happy Tuesday to you, too.)
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From:wildrider
Date:February 5th, 2013 06:46 am (UTC)
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Wonderful! And how cool is that, in all ways? Richard III, history -- ah, marvelous!

Happy Tuesday! (Tomorrow!)
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 11:23 am (UTC)
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I was so so excited about the confirmation it was Richard. :)))

Cheers, and an awesome Tuesday!
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From:paratti
Date:February 5th, 2013 09:47 am (UTC)
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Loved it.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 11:23 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, L! [beams at the news and at you]

Have a fabulous Tuesday.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:15 pm (UTC)
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Thank you for reading and for kind words, L. Happy discoveries today! :)
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From:stateless82
Date:February 5th, 2013 12:57 pm (UTC)
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Fantastic!

And isn't it wonderful that he has been found?
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:16 pm (UTC)
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It's so COOL. [beams]

And thank you, S, and a super Tuesday to you, with more cool things. :)
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From:singinglark
Date:February 5th, 2013 12:58 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's a beautiful little bit of prose-poetry. May I share it with a friend, who is a Plantaget partisan and wants Richard to have a full pomp and glory state funeral?
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Thank you so much, singinglark, and I'd be pleased if you shared it. :)

Happy Tuesday, with cool things ahead!
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From:anne_d
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
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Lovely!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:19 pm (UTC)
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Thank you, A! Happy Tuesday, with creative good things. :)
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From:freixenet
Date:February 5th, 2013 01:24 pm (UTC)
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:hugs: yay for good news!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 04:28 pm (UTC)
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Happy Tuesday, F, and enjoy your own discoveries! :)
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From:janus_74
Date:February 5th, 2013 06:30 pm (UTC)
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Very nice drabble!

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday reading up on Richard III and everything surrounding the announcement, it was very interesting. And then I realized that I've got a copy of The Daughter of Time sitting unread (and probably unopened) on my bookshelf. I might have to read it this weekend.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 06:53 pm (UTC)
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I love The Daughter of Time! That being said, it's just as biased in favor of Richard as Richard III (which I ALSO love love love) is against him. Swings and roundabouts.... ;)

Thanks, T, and a fabulous day to you!
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From:mamculuna
Date:February 5th, 2013 06:51 pm (UTC)
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Ah, perfect!

Ricardians salute you!

I was just in the middle of reading The Sunne in Splendour when the bones were found, and your drabble is so fitting.
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From:laurawise
Date:February 5th, 2013 06:54 pm (UTC)
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I really have to read The Sunne in Splendour, I really do. [makes note]

Cheers and a delicious, discovery-filled day to you!
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From:gwynnega
Date:February 5th, 2013 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Beautiful!!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 6th, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
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Thank you, Gwynne! And since it's almost Wednesday... happy rest of the week to you. :)
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From:mobile_alh
Date:February 5th, 2013 10:51 pm (UTC)
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Just lovely.

::raises a toast in the King's Name::
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From:laurawise
Date:February 6th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
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Thank you thank you, ALH. Cheers! [clinks glass] May you have a great week.
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From:heron_pose
Date:February 10th, 2013 02:56 am (UTC)
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As per usual I come very late to the party, but this is terrific! for some reason I love the "little, little grave" ... and, of course, sitting upon the ground telling stories.

thanks, pal!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 10th, 2013 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I'm afraid the best bits were stolen from WShakespeare's OTHER Richard. :)

But I'm glad you liked the remix, H-P, even though it wasn't quite where I thought I'd go with your prompt.

Cheers, hugs, awesomeness to you!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:February 10th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh, lovely!
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From:laurawise
Date:February 11th, 2013 12:04 am (UTC)
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Thanks, Stevie! And More Joy to you. :)

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