Porsche and Mercy

My snippet is from my modern treatment of a classic play, entitled The Merchant Of Venice Beach–with an m/m twist– part of the classic quality of mercy speech–

“It’s not hard to show mercy, though,” Porsche said, continuing his walkabout. “It’s there; it’s all around us all the time. It falls on the rich, the poor, the powerful; it suits that powerful man better than a ten-thousand dollar watch, and it’s cheaper. It’s free.” He turned, looking Sherlock right in the eyes, seeing with satisfaction that the man was sweating a little. He looked over at their audience, and they were quiet, attentive, maybe even mesmerized.

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16 thoughts on “Porsche and Mercy

  1. Preordered!!! 😀 I can’t wait to read!

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    1. Oh thanks 🙂 I’ve ordered it too 🙂 I do love my Shakespeare; I hope to be giving Hamlet the same treatment after the first of the year.

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  2. Nice sense of place. Great snippet.

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  3. Thank you 🙂 I do love my Shakespeare 🙂 This was one of twelve stories in this anthology, and all the profits are going to It Gets Better ❤

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  4. Yeup, I loved this speech to pieces when I read it first! ❤️

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  5. 🙂 thanks 🙂 I decided to be good and put my fave part in 🙂

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  6. Oh, wow, you get every kudo imaginable for doing your own version of ‘The Merchant of Venice’! Not mention I love Porsche’s version of Portia’s speech! (heart)

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    1. Thanks 🙂 it was a labor of love 🙂 I’m thinking of doing Hamlet next— if I have the strength ❤

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  7. Great pacing in this.

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  8. Thanks 🙂 what a great writer to writer complement ❤

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  9. Nice sense of atmosphere in just a few short sentences. Love the way you’ve adapted the speech for modern times.

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  10. Thanks so much for the lovely complement 🙂

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  11. Like the way you describe Sherlock’s response.

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  12. Thank you ❤ that's lovely 🙂

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  13. Great snippet. I don’t know The Merchant of Venice too well, but I get a great sense of the characters here, and you’ve inspired me to read it. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for your Hamlet! 🙂

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  14. Thanks for the kind words 🙂 The Merchant is my second favorite play–Hamlet is first. I know now that my Hamlet won’t have a happy ending — 😦

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