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“With All Our Warts”: #StaD May; Day Twelve


The Prompt:

Let those who are in favour with their stars
Of public honour and proud titles boast,
Whilst I, whom fortune of such triumph bars,
Unlookt for joy in that I honour most.
Great princes’ favourites their fair leaves spread
But as the marigold at the sun’s eye;
And in themselves their pride lies buried,
For at a frown they in their glorie die.
The painful warrior famoused for fight,
After a thousand victories once foil’d,
Is from the book of honour razed quite,
And all the rest forgot for which he toil’d:
Then happy I, that love and am beloved
Where I may not remove nor be removed.”

– William Shakespeare
Sonnet 25

Standard disclaimer. I don’t own them, I don’t profit from them, but they insist on telling me their stories, so I’m sharing them with you.

Word List:

Prompt Word Donor; Kitndavj

  • Moist

  • Pumpkin

  • Perfectionism

  • Ballet

  • Snow Fairy

  • Matisse

  • wart (s)

  • ginger

  • canvas

  • Differential

And now I offer you…

“With All Our Warts”

“You’re a victim of your Vulcan perfectionism, Soval. You can’t understand humans by devising your ‘differential algorithms.’”

“What do you suggest?”

“Go see the Ballet of the Snow Fairy. Eat pumpkin pie. Drink ginger tea.”

“I fail to see the logic -”

“It’s not about logic. Study Matisse. Paint a canvas. Read Shakespeare; better yet, go see a play. That’s all I can do; I need to save my best Warp Five Engineer from a damned five man warp core breach.”

Sarek breathed moist ocean air. “I don’t understand -”

“Just learn about us, Soval – humans, with all our warts.”

Will Soval take Admiral Forrest’s advice?

What will he learn, if he does?

What kind of five-man warp core breach is this?

Any guesses?

Come back tomorrow for another 100 word installment, or visit the brand-new series link!


I am myself. I own my life, and live with three other people who own theirs. My intention is to do only those things that bring me joy, and to give myself wholly to those things I do. Writing has been my passion throughout my life, and this will become the home for my writing life...because it brings me great joy!

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