Errand Boy

Responding to Darlene’s six sentence story using the word RIGHT.

” Jimmy, Jimmy, can you be my little knight errand and run to the corner store to get me a loaf of bread, a quart of milk and a dozen eggs”.

“Right you are Mrs.Brown” I said, after accepting her money” I’ll be back before you know it”.

Upon my return, she said “thank you Jimmy, you are my little knight errand” and gave me four Oreo cookies for my trouble

From that day every Tuesday and Friday, without fail, she would corner me and send me on some errand to the store, and would always call me her little knight errand.

Being curious over the meaning of knight errand, I questioned Miss Kelly, my teacher, who laughed and said “I think Mrs. Brown meant knight errant, a knight who wandered in search of adventure, to rescue damsels in distress and to right the wrongs of the land”.

“There you are Jimmy, my little knight errand, I’ve run out of bread” and having accepted her token I jumped on my steed to do her bidding and rode off on my quest.


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Born Stepney, London, England. Emigrated to Canada. Married, two children, six grandchildren. Retired. Conservative and cultural catholic. LOVE soccer. Tottenham Hotspur. Read historical and fantasy fiction..

34 thoughts on “Errand Boy

  1. Tell me that is not a portrayal of a child with a future… to accept the playfulness of adults (not always a safe bet) and still giving his fantasy his un-compromised enthusiasm.

    Funny about these Sixes. Made-up stories that we Readers are able to play with the emotional/autobiographical EQ* as we read the author’s words.

    *EQ is a reference to ‘equilibrium settings’, which, back in the day, involved the control board of the local bar band’s sound system. The sound man sat behind it and made certain the overall sound was had the best balance of tones.**
    ** the Doctrine being what I believe it is, I’ll take a guess and say, ‘You probably knew what I meant.’

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    1. Thanks, Clark. Jimmy grew up to be a social worker, always taking care of other peoples needs before his own. He didn’t care much for money and was happy with his weekend bottle of whiskey. Unfortunately, he fell in love with a billionaires daughter and died from frustration because she refused to allow him to give all her money away to deserving causes.

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    1. Thanks, Kate. Glad you enjoyed the story. I’m a big fan of Professor Jordan Peterson, I find his YouTube videos are worth watching. He can be a bit overpowering and so is not to everybody’s taste.

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