for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Yard, and the limit, 83 words.
For the uninitiated, Yard of Ale glasses have been around since the 1700’s and were originally used for handing beer up to stagecoach drivers, and also for making ceremonial toasts.
Nowadays the Yard of Ale Contest is played in pubs all over England. You have to drink the entire yard, 2.5 pints in the quickest possible time. Due to the shape of the glass, the beer can’t escape the bottom of the bowl until the glass is tipped right up which can be fairly perilous!
Welcome to the Yard of Ale Contest!
First up, it’s George.
Glug-glug-glug-glug … sigh!
Thirty-five seconds, congratulations!
Slop-slop-slop-slop … phew!
Twenty-nine seconds, great!
Now for Benedict.
Sip-sip-sip-sip … mmmm!
Three minutes, forty. How gentlemanly!
It’s your turn, Molly.
Whooooosh … yea!
Fourteen seconds, incredible!
Okay then, here goes.
Splish-splash-splish-splash-splosh … gasp!
Sorry mate, you spilt more than you swallowed. Disqualified.
At least I tried. I got drenched, but I tell you what, it’s done wonders for my hair!
Back in 2017 I wrote about such a contest when a competitor managed to get his false teeth stuck in the yard glass! If you’re interested, it’s HERE!