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Juliet woke in the crypt, cold, shivering, fearful. Fear became anger as she espied her new husband, bottle in hand, unconscious on the floor. Clearly drunk as a skunk!

Was it a mistake marrying Romeo? He’d already taken her maidenhood, so annulment was impossible. He’d probably just been bedding Rosaline, with whom he was enamoured before he’d met Juliet.

“Romeo, thine infidelity is clear, and I risked death for thee! What say thee husband?”

"Nothing? Nothing!! Well your friend said if it didn’t work out, to give him a call. Methinks he’s rather cute!

“Benvolio! Benvolio! Wherefore art thou Benvolio?”

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    I wrote and posted this over six years ago. Please excuse the reposting, but I have made a couple of tiny changes as I’m including it in my drabble workshop at The Living Theatre next week to a group of thespians and would-be (hopefully will-be) writers and needed to adjust it.

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    Christopher almost 2 years ago

    "Oh, I am Fortune's fool!" (One of the few quotes I can remember from the play.)

    I'm ashamed to say I don't remember this drabble, though, and I've been here over seven years.

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    In fact, Christopher, you were the only one to comment on it (very favourably as it happens) ... unless Drew did too and his comment has disappeared 🥴 (That’s one of the sad things about folk deleting their Drablr accounts... their comments all go too! And often the comments and banter is the best bit imho!)

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    Christopher almost 2 years ago

    That's true. I always enjoy the banter in the comments on these drabbles. It's a shame that some of it is now missing.

    Regarding my lapse of memory, I guess when you read, write and comment on as many drabbles as we have over the years some of them are bound to slip through the cracks in our memories! Sorry!

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    No worries, Christopher! I have amended it to suit the interests of my audience this week... as far as I can guess🤔

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    Christopher almost 2 years ago

    I just went back and read the original. I do remember it now and the comment I originally made.

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    sully almost 2 years ago

    The realistic nature of Romeo and Juliet actually consummating their love at it's effects is both funny and rightly bittersweet. Shakespeare got off easy by having them both die in vain love, I like this short story a lot

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    Neville Hunt almost 2 years ago

    Thank you very much Sully. It was just a bit of fun, but there was so much fun in Shakespeare anyway.

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