Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Laced with …

Octavius grasped the pacifier with dread.
Having to die in this manner after one insignificant battle lost seemed like a child’s cruel joke.
But then again, Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus, better known as Caligula, often acted like a child and loved cruel jokes.

– Leonard "Historicus" Blumfeld

Written for 3WW using dread, grasp, pacify.

14 comments:

pia said...

cruel jokes have been with us throughout history. Nice!

fiona glass said...

::chuckle:: Love the sly humour. Very clever. :)

ThomG said...

Clever, very clever.

Angel said...

Nicely done.

Grandma said...

Certainly put me right there. Good one.

My 3WW: Bump In The Night

Tammy Brierly said...

That's just mean. ;)

Stan Ski said...

Clever use of the prompt words.

Timothy P. Remp said...

Well done. But Brutus was always a personal favorite ;)

-Tim

Mine is here: http://timremp.blogspot.com/

Jay Thurston said...

I love reading historic fiction with the words. Nicely done!

Dee Martin said...

nasty dude - good writing!

Andy Sewina said...

Phew, loved the Historicus!

Peaceful Pandemonium said...

Very funny...and clever!

Vivek said...

Cruel indeed :-)

Stu Pidasso said...

very vivid imagary gleened from such a short bit of writing. WOnderful!

Cheers.