So many books, so little time
There’s a top-banana craze sweeping the blogosphere; micro-fiction Friday. Or something. Go see Galen or Susan At Stony River for a better definition. Anyway, you have to write a story in exactly 55 words, and then fabulous prizes await. Well, I’m slow to catch on, but quick to catch up. Here’s my effort. I’m not creative enough to write my own story, but to make up for it, I’ve nicked not one, but four! Enjoy.
Celebrated Fantasy Trilogy
Bilbo, 111! Gandalf persuades: “It’s up to you Frodo. Take the ring. And Sam.”
The fellowship sets off. Legolas etc. fight well. Look out Boromir! Gandalf, dead!
Many battles ensue. Yawn. Gandalf’s back. Surprise!
Soon, hobbits and Gollum reach Mordor. It’s really dirty.
Chuck the ring in! No! Yes! No! Ow, my finger!
Montague and Capulet, always at it. But Romeo meets Juliet, now also at it, but in a nice way.
“Wherefore art thou? It’s dark down there”.
Angry Tybalt slayeth Mercutio. Romeo slayeth Tybalt back. Juliet feigneth death! Romeo, fooled, toppeth himself! Juliet awakens and joins him, silly girl. Chastened families apologize.
Popular But Tedious Thriller
French curator murdered! Langdon investigates, with sexy Sophie. Enigmatic code; scratch head; solved!
Clever old da Vinci hides clues. Hidden for millennia! Langdon uncovers all in about two days! Crikey, he’s clever. Or lucky.
Despite nasty self-harming monk, bishop, pope, church, etc., Langdon uncovers amazing secret! Jesus had kids. Big deal. Why all the secrecy?
Vader captures Leia! Kiss the revolution goodbye. But Luke, trained by Obi-Wan, fights back! Take that, Death Star! Boom!
Many aliens and ludicrous teddy bears later, Yoda fulfils Luke’s Jedi training. Nice moves.
Sod that, says Darth, I’ll build another Death Star. But Luke is too powerful! Boom again!
Luke, I am your father! *croak*