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Frilly Man, a superhero, fought crime in 18th century France. His powers included cavorting about gracefully, spontaneously growing flowers, and summoning swarms of fat, naked, flying babies.

One day, Frilly Man was chasing his nemesis, the dastardly Neoclassicism Lad, when Neoclassicism Lad brained him with an ionic column. Our hero was dazed but unharmed thanks to his incredibly fluffy hair.

Thinking fast, Frilly Man dropped to one knee and proposed to the villain with a single rose. While the blushing evildoer was deciding what to say, Frilly Man jumped back up and arrested him, saving the day once again. Hurrah!

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    Hurrah! What a quick-thinking superhero! What a stroke of luck he had incredibly fluffy hair! Hmmm I used to have that sort of hair too, then the wind blew. I really like this drabble Beck.

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    Neville Hunt 4 months ago

    ...oh, and heaving with rococosity. Love it.

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    Drew Martyn 4 months ago

    I just love the idea of being brained with an ionic column by Neoclassicism Lad. I'm also wondering what Frilly Man would be known as in his hometown. Froufrou Homme, Homme Froufrou? I'm not good with languages. Neville or Steve should know. Anyway, a wonderful drabble Beck (again!) you've obviously got a great range of subject matter, not to mention imagination :)

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