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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 J Forrester is a writer and a history geek. Her debut collection 'It's All In The Blood' came out November 2019. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. 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. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon.Her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.


  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?) 😉

    • I always seem to miss the h, you would have thought I’d learn by now. Thanks for pointing it out and for the comment.

  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. Dear Carol,

    You’ve captured the drama queen in few words with stamping on the coffee table. Good one.



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

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