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#JusJoJan the 10th/23 – My dear Periwinkle


First, I want to say thank you to Maggie for her wonderful prompt of the day, the word “periwinkle.”

I’ve never had a periwinkle plant.

Nor do I believe I’ve ever owned a piece of clothing in the colour periwinkle.

But I’ve always wanted to write a story about a character named Periwinkle.

Periwinkle would be a man of medium stature and medium age.

He would wear wire-rimmed glasses … or a monocle.

And he would have a posh British accent.

Periwinkle would often wear brown woolen suits and speak with his forefingers linked behind his back.

He would be polite, to the point, and smile infrequently.

At home in his quaint English cottage, he would have a collection of frogs in all shapes, sizes, and made from all different materials. But his pride and joy would be the ones he stuffed himself.

Yes, dear Periwinkle would wish he’d been a taxidermist. But not of large animals, but rather, small things. Like frogs, and mice, and even crickets. Thus, the need for a monocle. But I digress.

Periwinkle would have had only one love, a girl named Daisy, in his third year of school, when he was eight. But during a science experiment, he would have managed somehow to turn her into a frog.

Which would be where his obsession with frogs comes from.

Periwinkle would be a fascinating character.

So says I.


This post that somehow got away from me is brought to you by Just Jot it January and Maggie! Thanks so much again, Maggie, for the amazing prompt. Please be sure to check out her blog here.

For Just Jot it January, click the following link to see how you, too, can join in! It’s fun!

Author: Linda G. Hill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

30 thoughts on “#JusJoJan the 10th/23 – My dear Periwinkle

  1. Oh my goodness, thank you for introducing Mr. Periwinkle! He sounds like a fascinating man…and one I’d LOVE to read of his adventures! He (and an army of frog sidekicks) would have some interesting ones I’m sure! 💞💞💞

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  2. haha This was fun to read! :)m

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  3. Ha Mr Periwinkle sounds strange. Funny, but strange lol.


  4. The only thing I wonder is Daisy still alive or did she escape to have happy frog adventures? 🤣 This was such a delightful read!


  5. I want to read all about Periwinkle.


  6. Gorgeous little character Linda… 😁


  7. Oh, Periwinkle is frog-master! Daisy is a frog. This could get complicated! But what a fun start to the story!!😀

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  8. This was such a sweet story, befitting the word ‘periwinkle’. Loved it.


  9. What a fantastic post, Linda! I would love to read about Mr. Periwinkle and his lost love Daisy. Thank you for sharing this bio!

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  12. I don’t think I’m following all the rules for Just Jot it January, but I’m working on it 😉

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  13. Absolutely love it Mr Peri Winkle of Berkshire!

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