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Once upon a time…” *scratch scratch*…Trite.

Some time ago…” *scribble* Non specific.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Hmm…good, not accurate.

“OK, son, what’s a fortnight?” “Two weeks! “Excellent! A month?” “ 30 or 31 days (usually)!” “Good! A harder one – a decade?” “Ten years?” “Exactly. Try this – a score.” “Daddy, I don’t know – is that like in a game when it’s 2-0?”

*Listens over the chug of the train*
“Ha! No, my boy, a score is 20. A score of years is...?” “20 years!”

Perfect. “Four score and seven years ago…

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    Kate Gowers about 3 years ago

    Admittedly it does help to be American for this one. Feel free to google the last line!

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    Melanie Jewell about 3 years ago

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    Richard Charles Davidson about 3 years ago

    Time is so subjective. Good Drabble.

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    Bryan Thomas about 3 years ago

    I'm not American, but I still enjoyed it!

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    Horrorshow about 3 years ago

    I'd hope that non-Americans would instantly recognise where the final line comes from! Good work as always, Kate.

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    Kate about 3 years ago

    Also enjoyed it.

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