Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Child Prodigy


Harold held up the hundred pages of foolscap. “She’s a child prodigy, I tell you,” he said looking at Lucy who, at the grand old age of five, had written a whole play by herself, albeit in green felt-tipped pen.

Jasfoup took the pages off him and riffled through them. “Pah!” he said. “She’s no such thing.” He handed the pages back to Harold but smiled at Lucy. “Clever she might be,” he said, ruffling her hair. “But I asked her to write something original which this patently isn’t. This is just a word-for-word copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

8 comments:

aims said...

Prodigy - Plagiarist -

At least they both start with 'P'....

Leatherdykeuk said...

Exactly!
She's 5. She should know better.

BT said...

Bad Lucy.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Indeed!

Sunny said...

she might have not read "A midsummer Night's Dream', but wrote it.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Exactly, Sunny - the 10,000 monkeys scenario.

stephanie said...

*laughs* No praise for the drudgery of the writing itself. At least she has some taste.

Leatherdykeuk said...

She wrote something identical to jasfoup's work. Odd child.