The Twelfth or Thirteenth’s Night’s Tale

 

            Impoverished bookseller/biographer Margaret Lea is shipwrecked on Lake Windermere, en route to visit reclusive author Viola Winter, and washes up on the shores of Illyria, the Duke Orsino’s Yorkshire estate.  The Duke, his brain and vision addled by absinthe, is convinced Margaret is his long-lost son, Cesario.  Viola Winter, addled by senility, is equally convinced Margaret is her estranged daughter, Olivia.

            With visions of inheritances dancing in her head, Margaret attempts to play both parts for both potential benefactors. The pot is sweetened even more when the Daily Mail offers her a tidy sum for revealing the secrets of her rich and famous would-be parents, but the payoff is dependent on her meeting a deadline that is just twelve days – and thirteen nights –away.

Message Edited by PaulH on 02-24-2009 08:30 AM
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by Moderator becke_davis on ‎02-23-2009 04:25 PM
The spacing went all wonky on this one, and I don't know how to fix it. Sorry!
by Moderator Melissa_W on ‎02-23-2009 04:26 PM
It was the absinthe...
by Blogger L_Monty on ‎02-23-2009 04:49 PM
The spacing looked fine to me but I actually shotgunned four beers before reading this post. That's how psyched I was for it.
by Moderator becke_davis on ‎02-23-2009 05:09 PM
L_Monty -- You're the one who started the Shakespearean trend. I thought I'd gotten these out of my system, but noooooo....
by on ‎02-23-2009 07:21 PM
Great stuff here and I'm somewhat sober too!
by on ‎02-23-2009 07:23 PM
You can edit the thread in thread options at the top of the page, Becke.

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