gild

Photo by Kat Myrman copyrite 2018

With the appearance of the gild ornaments, the procession of children begins. Desperate families wagering timid children against the gilded path to prosperity, as peer pressure renders them powerless to decide which would be the most devastating loss.

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Photo prompt courtesy of Kat’s Twittering Tales

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gild- verb (used with object)

  1. to coat with gold, gold leaf, or a gold-colored substance.
  2. to give a bright, pleasing, or specious aspect to.
  3. Archaic . to make red, as with blood.
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