Sunday Photo Fiction: Practical Juliet


Thanks to Alistair Forbes for hosting SPF.


SPFJuliette
Credit: A Mixed Bag

*****

O, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore —

Art thou Romeo?Why are you here?

I’m not interested in death for love, clear?

I’m a smart girl and you’re kind of boring.

You talk about love, I’m just passed fourteen.

I think that I’ll ‘live,’ a little more, dear —

Before I settle; I’ve no choice, you hear,

Dad will kill us both if you insist more.

*****

So leave me be, a young girl who is free

Keep your responsibility, see —

I’ll spend time with the girls and when —

I’m twenty, I’ll choose the richest guy known,

Who’s nice to me; there’ll be no bloodshed then.

Go play with your friends, be young, O Romeo.

*****


©Mandibelle16(2017). All Rights Reserved.

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11 thoughts on “Sunday Photo Fiction: Practical Juliet

  1. Joy Pixley March 23, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    A teenager not interested in tragic love — what a refreshing change, I definitely support that!

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    • mandibelle16 March 25, 2017 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you Al. Maybe you can tell I’ve never been so fond of the original even though it is Shakespeare 🙂

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      • Sunday Fiction March 26, 2017 / 7:37 am

        TV and films are the only experience I have had with Shakespeare. I think my year was the only one in history that didn’t do Shakespeare as a topic. We did things like Of Mice and Men, The Long And the Short And The Tall, Across the Barricades, Kes and Joby.

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      • mandibelle16 March 26, 2017 / 2:45 pm

        All good ones 🙂 some cities have Shakespeare in the Park in summer, it’s worth it to go see one if your city holds an event like this. Just don’t go see it if it’s only one his ‘Historical Plays’ — his comedies or tragedies are always better 😉

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