Rodgers and Hammerstein

The King and I were playing cricket and he told me that I looked pretty good in my pants, or trousers as he called them.  My trousers were loose, so as to not affect my running speed, but I think what he liked were the transparent hearts that I had stitched on to them.  He asked me if I would model my pants for the Queen, as he felt that she had to see them.  We were playing backyard cricket, which is also known as street cricket, and this is a faster, more frenetic variant of formal cricket, because the King said that he loved taking it to the streets, as he felt this scheme would encourage the very young to play.  The King was a fanatic and he had hope that everyone in his kingdom would want to play.

The crease area was demarcated by white lines made with chalk to help corroborate legal play areas in different ways for the fielding and batting side.  These lines defined the area within which the batsmen and bowlers operate.  Since Cricket is a rather slow game, I asked the King if he would permit me to light up a doobie and he said that was fine as long as he did not get a hallucination from it.

Written for Sheryl’s Daily Word Prompt – Corroborate, for Roger Shipp’s Daily Addictions prompt – Pants, for the Daily Spur prompt – Model, for FOWC with Fandango – Permit, for Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt – The King and I, for January Writing Prompts – Transparent hearts, for Ragtag Community – Hope, for Di’s Three Things Challenge prompt words – Cricket Hallucination Chalk, for GC and Sue W Weekly Prompt – The street and for Word of the Day Challenge Prompt – Scheme.

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      1. And Would you believe I’ve never watched Baseball? Don’t know a single thing about it except it’s something to do with a Big Bowl! Could that be another fairy tale , maybe Goldilocks? 😂

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