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Blog attempt 1.
#1029702 added March 29, 2022 at 7:45pm
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Folklore.
DAY 3 PROMPT
In the spirit of March, I borrowed this from the internet.

Daily Calendar for Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Borrowing Days
The last three days of March have a reputation for being stormy. Scottish folklore proposes that these three days were borrowed from April so that March might extend his power. The Spanish story about the borrowing days is that a shepherd promised March a lamb if he would temper the winds to suit the shepherd’s flocks. But after his request was granted, the shepherd refused to deliver the payment. In revenge, March borrowed three days from April, in which fiercer winds than ever blew to punish the deceiver.

A Scottish proverb describing these days:

March borrowit from April
Three days, and they were ill:
The first was frost, the second was snaw [snow],
The third was cauld [cold] as ever’t could blaw [blow].


Today's blog challenge is to write: A (your choice) proverb describing these days of your own.
You may be inspired to write about folklore in addition to your proverb or instead of a proverb.
Have fun with the borrowed time.



Dogs believe that the end of March is the worst time to have puppies. They are liable to be blown away by spring winds. Long long ago, Dogs and cats were just beginning to war with one another. The dogs were friends with the rain because it brought mud. Cats befriended the wind because it dried things off. The war took a turn for the worst and the cats took the upper hand at the end of March throwing their own breath in with the wind to blow the dogs from the face of the earth. Every year about that time the cats kick their breath in with the wind but no matter how hard they try they never manage to blow away a single dog.

Not really satisfied with that but it is the best I could come up with today. I am in a bit of a funk. I have been trying to finish the same scene for three days now. I just end up restarting it. It is pretty critical to the plot, I just can't seem to get a handle on how the character is going to to what I need him to do...

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