too regal to reach fifty

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Marie:             

Costume’s cut.

Costumier:

It’s being boned.  Put this corset on.

Marie:       

You want to strangle me now?

Costumier:      

South London chokes me too.  We’re moving out after the show.  You’ll visit?

Marie:

Not in this bodice.

Costumier:

It’s period!

Marie:

Director’s changed it.  He’s doing ‘Marie Antoinette’ post-modern.

Costumier:

Quick. Take it off or it’s me for the chop.

 

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Read my tiny plays here or enjoy more stories told by other writers in 50 words here

 

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50 thoughts on “too regal to reach fifty

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      • Yes, I really like this challenge. I am always looking to practice saying less but meaning more. This was a great exercise. Honestly, I read a lot of entries, curious how others took the direction. Yours was at the top. So good.

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      • That’s high praise as there is such a lot of quality! Thanks Carrie.

        It’s been great to see how writers tackle this. Agree with you, I always like to figure out how to use less words. Such a skill!

        I’m having a great time exploring your site and enjoying the rich imagery in your poetry.

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    • Definitely! Corsets you either love or hate I think. They definitely look great but no one has hips that tiny now! I loved reading about the traditional Cascarones for fiesta on your site. You make such beautiful crafts by hand. I know if you are the costumier you would do the most amazing corset!

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    • Hello Shakti!

      You must be a dramaturg to raise this great point! I’m plumping for next instalment. So watch this space!

      I just visited your fascinating site Shakti. Full of inspirational posts. I am exploring your work today! Excited.

      Lita

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  6. Excellent response, dear Lita. I didn’t even attempt this one. Good for you!

    Hope your week is going well. We just got back from the beach. I’m trying to sneak in a visit with you before my workshop gets going. Sorry to be so rushed.

    Hugs from Ecuador,
    Kathy

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    • Super to hear from you Kathy! As always.

      I can’t wait to hear more about your workshop and how it goes and enjoying second hand some of the gems you find as a group. I am a big fan of your posts and as I am a recent arrival to WP luckily I can enjoy anew the work you have archived. Super blog. Your bring Ecuador and good literature to my front door!

      I am sending all good wishes for a great workshop. I wish I was near Cuenca just now! Have a great time of it.

      Hugs

      Lita

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    • :-D Thank you so much Liana! It was inspired by a moment in a costume shop that made me smile!

      Hope all is well. More power to your blog.

      Now I know I’m lighting up April when I wear an extra piece of blue.

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      • :-) Thanks Lita! Off to feeding therapy today, almost done after 6 years! Somehow I think I will miss therapy. Our occupational therapist is like extended family after all these years… Hope you have a great day! I’ll be thinking of you and all the others who are advocating for autism this April!

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