Sam and Mary were playing pirates. They were pretending to be looking for booty in Sam’s kitchen. All they found were some almonds, and they decided to write a note to his mother, demanding the almonds.
Mary framed the letter, just as she thought a pirate would, asking Sam’s mother to give up the almonds for “trezshur.” When Sam saw the missive, he said to Mary, “You misspelled treasure!” She responded, “What do you mean that’s not spelled correctly? I sounded it out, just like our teacher showed us.”
When Sam’s mother saw the note, she laughed at the intent and the spelling. Then she placed the almonds and a dictionary in a bag and hid it where the “pirates” could discover it.
Fictional story for The Three Things Challenge for April 33, 2019 from Paula Light of Light Motifs II: pirate, almond, frame. Also for the Story Starter Challenge from The Haunted Wordsmith: What do you mean that’s not spelled correctly?