The Scribe

The scribe prescribed a bribe.
The blame they would ascribe,
for indiscretions they’d committed,
to the other tribe.

The accusations were denied,
Those scoundrels clearly lied.
The scribe who schemed turned coat,
and to the other side, confide.

In a calamitous twist of fate,
the scribe, they would castrate.
His wife, the package sent,
what remained they would ablate.

Written for Six Sentence Stories #197 at GirlieOnTheEdge
Word Prompt: scribe
Note: Used in the post in context to nautical terminology.

Photo: Miloš Trajković via Unsplash
Copyright 2022 Greg Glazebrook, All Rights Reserved.


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