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Birthday drabble - Words in the Heroes' Tongue
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Birthday drabble
Here’s a birthday drabble for desdemonaspace. A little scene from an alternate version of “Angel of the Morning”. 100 words.


The Write Stuff


William squeezed the eye-dropper of ink into the reservoir of his new Waterman’s Patent pen, smiled contentedly, and looked at the paper in front of him. What should he write first? A scientific speculation telling of the progression from heavier than air flight to a man actually stepping upon the Moon? A novel depicting the vast and terrible conflicts that he had envisioned taking place in the world of the future? Perhaps a gothic fantasy of vampires and werewolves? Ah, he had it. He raised the pen and began.

“In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit …”

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spikendru From: spikendru Date: July 1st, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go, William! Wonder what other classics he'll eventually "write" with his gorram shiny new pen? Hee!
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
The Gulag Archipelago, A Farewell To Arms, Ringworld, Catch-22, Slaughterhouse 5, 1984, The Silence of the Lambs, All Quiet On The Western Front, and The House At Pooh Corner
talesofspike From: talesofspike Date: July 1st, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
William: "But, mother, I really must insist that you submit this to a publishing house for me. It will make me quite as famous as Mr Dickens!"
Anne: "Now, William, you know that I would give you my utmost support but who would read such a tale of midgets and magic."
William: "But, mother, I haven't even started writing down Harry Potter!"
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anne: "I do like the villainous automatons in this story, William. Were they perhaps inspired by our pepper mill? I do feel, however, that the young lady should not accompany the Doctor without a suitable chaperone."
talesofspike From: talesofspike Date: July 2nd, 2005 09:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Anne: "William, you cannot have this uncouth American gentleman kissing the Doctor! Such things simply are not done."
William: "I am well aware of the possible ramifications, mother. In my dreams of the future there is a major scandal around the turn of the century involving Lord Alfred Douglas and a famous playwright. I had thought that a brief kiss might not prove too shocking. Perhaps I should wait until my later years to tackle such material."
Anne: "I think that may be for the best, my dear, and, William, I do advise you not to repeat such speculation about so prominent a personage as the son of the Marquis of Queensbury. It would reflect badly on your chances of leaving this institution."
William waited until his mother had left to pull the pages of his latest masterpiece from beneath his matress. He silently ripped up the pages of "Queer as Folk" and consigned them to the wastepaper bin.
ffutures From: ffutures Date: July 1st, 2005 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wonder if Spike could suck a hobbit's blood with the chip in his head...
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure that someone, somewhere, (probably on ff.net) has answered that question already.
manoah From: manoah Date: July 2nd, 2005 12:04 am (UTC) (Link)
Is so happy to have met you, you and your wonderful mind.
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you! **blushes**
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: July 2nd, 2005 01:44 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL...poor William. What visions he's seen, just like Bottom. :)
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you see spikendru's "William's 'To Do' List" in the Comments to AotM Chapter 9?

http://www.livejournal.com/users/speakr2customrs/79227.html?thread=1603195#t1603195
enigmaticblues From: enigmaticblues Date: July 2nd, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did. I laughed my head off. :)
makd From: makd Date: July 2nd, 2005 02:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Great stuff! "'Tis a far, far better thing he's done....'"
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you!
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: July 2nd, 2005 02:57 am (UTC) (Link)
I love it! So proud of William! Thank you, Speakr! No-one has ever written me a birtday fic before--I feel completely honored! *is touched*
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I spent a couple of hours trying to come up with something Spara, failed - the next bit of 'Life in Shadow' is very not fluffy and an extract wouldn't have worked as a birthday fic - gave up and dashed this off quickly.

Glad you like it.
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: July 2nd, 2005 09:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was perfect! Thanks again.
frimfram From: frimfram Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh - having already tried and rejected "Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun."
speakr2customrs From: speakr2customrs Date: July 2nd, 2005 07:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was a toss-up between that, Great A'Tuin swimming into sight, a certain bear coming 'bump, bump, bump' down the stairs behind Christopher Robin, and

The roof of heaven was low and dark. So dark that William took a while to realise that his eyes had opened: Heaven was close and smelled sweet and musky and dry and he lay still, trying not to breathe.
frimfram From: frimfram Date: July 3rd, 2005 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ach, William's not ::that:: self obsessed ;)
desdemonaspace From: desdemonaspace Date: July 3rd, 2005 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I just read this to Frank, who laughed and then said, "That's it?"

I said, "It's a drabble. 100 words?"

You had to be there.
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