5 words picked by a random word generator, 100 words or fewer story. We have: creature, horn, copier, heretic, beggar. Please send in one of your own, due by midnight, Monday, New York time. Winner gets a critique of the first chapter of their WIP or poem.
“The copier of the Pearl manuscript was murdered!”
“What foul creature would kill a defenseless monk?” asked a novice.
“Defenseless?” the abbot snickered. “With all the powdered horn he slipped in his beer, he was armed like a jousting knight. The way he kept defrocking himself we should have done the same, but he was our best copyist. ”
Geoffrey nodded. “Nothing but whores, heretics, and honey wine. Nuns will cry in their cells tonight. A certain staff isn’t going on pilgrimage anymore.”
The abbot sighed. “Always thinking with your quill. For a truly scandalous tale, there’s this woman in Bath...”