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When shall we three meet again, in thunder, lightning, or in-”

“Luce! I asked you to can it already!”

Lucy’s arms dropped to her sides, the maniacal smirk slipping quickly into the everyday scowl she’d developed.

“You never let me express myself!” she whined, stamping her foot against the coffee table. Snapping his book closed Tony pulled himself up from the couch and offered her a hand to get down.

“You know it wouldn’t be so bad if you shook things up a bit,” he said. “Maybe tried out some new lines.”

“How’d you mean?” Lucy asked. “Learn scene two?”


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Carol Forrester is a twenty-four year old writer trying to be a better one. Don’t ask her what her hobbies are because the list doesn’t get much beyond, reading, writing and talking about the same. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University and various poems and stories scattered across the net. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry’s. Most recently, her poem ‘Sunsets’ was featured on Eyes Plus Words, and her personal blog Writing and Works hosts a mass of writing from across the last five years. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and is always open to writing more and hosting guest bloggers here on Writing and Works. With hopes of publishing a novel in the next five years and perhaps a collection or two of smaller works, Carol Forrester is nothing if not ambitious. Her writing tries to cover every theme in human life and a lot of her work pulls inspiration from her own eccentric family in the rural wonders of Shropshire life.


  1. Great story Carol. Last year my students and I did a production of Living with Lady Macbeth which begins with those lines from the witches. Terry Pratchett also used them in his Witches novel. All actors begin somewhere don’t they. Loved this one well done.

    • Thank you very much. Macbeth is an absolute favourite of mine, I took my boyfriend to see Kenneth Branagh’s production of it last year.

  2. Foot stamping on the coffee table? Lucy is destined to be a diva. All she needs is a little application and some different lines. (Wined or whined?) 😉

  3. I could see Lucy being quite the drama queen! I’d say, yes. Learn scene two, Luce.
    Good story. 🙂

    • Thank you very much and I love your response. Scene two would be a very good place for her to start. Or perhaps just the rest of scene one.

  4. Helena Hann-Basquiat says

    Excellent riff on… er… That Scottish Play… break a leg, darling.

  5. 🙂 The constant repetition of lines from anything is enough to make a sane person insane. I was gritting my teeth just reading about it.


  6. I sensed petulance and inexperience in the table-stander. Perhaps an unwillingness to do what is necessary to act.

  7. Puts a new spin on on “drama queen” eh? Realistic and kind of adorable scene you painted here 🙂

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