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.
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