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Drabble: Miss Marple versus Godzilla - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Drabble: Miss Marple versus Godzilla
Here is a quick one-off double drabble just because I felt like it. An Agatha Christie crossover even more insane than the Poirot/Xena Murder at the Acropolis. 200 words, PG.


Miss Marple versus Godzilla


“So, where is this monster going to strike next?” Colonel Hicks asked.

Niko shrugged his shoulders. “Beats me.”

Hicks turned to the expert loaned to the US Government by the Brits. “Ideas?”

The elderly lady looked up from her knitting. “I always look for the village parallel,” she said. “In this case that would be Mrs Thornton’s cat.”

“A cat? Huh?”

“Oh, yes. A great big ginger tom. He engaged in quite the spree of destruction in St Mary Mead. He dug up Elizabeth Bantry’s tulips, he quite terrified the life out of little Jennifer Gossington’s pet rabbit, and he scratched and bit Maude Timberley’s sweet Pekinese dog. The village was all of a dither. Until I suggested luring the naughty cat into a trap with fish.”

“Fish?” echoed the Colonel.

“A tasty piece of haddock,” Miss Marple said. “Once we had caught him it was quite easy to moderate his behaviour with a little trip to the vet.” She snapped her knitting needles together. The Colonel winced.

Niko grinned. “Hey, Miss Marple, that’s brilliant,” he said. “We’re gonna need one whole lot of fish.” He gazed speculatively into the distance. “And one hell of a big pair of scissors.”

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bogwitch From: bogwitch Date: November 28th, 2006 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
My word, that was quick! Thank you!
tessarin From: tessarin Date: November 28th, 2006 01:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is great and utterly insane.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
paratti From: paratti Date: November 28th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Snerk.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 01:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ringthebells From: ringthebells Date: November 28th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh ... my. Hee.

(Totally unrelated note: when I was little I thought Godzilla was a girl!)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

Actually Godzilla is a girl (or a hermaphrodite) in the US movie but Niko Tatopoulos didn't know that at the point at which the drabble is set.

It's never specified outright in the original Japanese monster movies but Son of Godzilla rather implies that Godzilla may be female, unless their species has parenting habits akin to those of the Emperor Penguin.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: November 28th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
If he's already annoyed _before_ this he's going to be bloody furious afterwards...

Insane as ever - love it.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
adriana_is From: adriana_is Date: November 28th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brilliant!

I was going to suggest a Miss Marple/Olaf series after watching A Murder is Announced on PBS this past Sunday night. With her wit and his um..strength.. think of what they could accomplish!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!

...and I will make merry sport with your more attractive - knitting?
quinara From: quinara Date: November 28th, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snorty-snort-snort!*

(Sorry that I've been having no time for Speaker-fic of late, by the way. I miss the craziness.)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
And there has been some extreme craziness too!

Thank you!
syderia From: syderia Date: November 28th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ah, the village parallel!

Great story!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: November 28th, 2006 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
gillo From: gillo Date: November 28th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonderful punchline!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
diachrony From: diachrony Date: November 28th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
::Squees::

Awesome!!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 28th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
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speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 30th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
ozma914 From: ozma914 Date: November 30th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC) (Link)
That was quite possibly the most amazing crossover I've ever seen.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: November 30th, 2006 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! I came up with the title while I was doing replies to comments on 'Murder at the Acropolis' and once I had the title the ficlet almost wrote itself.
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