Alas, poor Sophia

This is from my reworking of the Alas Poor Yorick speech–still a rough form. Sophia was Hamish’s nanny:

“Poor Sophia; you didn’t know her, Gardenia, but I did,” Hamish murmured as he turned the skull over in his hands, staring into the empty eye sockets. “She was the only woman I ever had a crush on, I suppose; I followed her around all day when I didn’t have tutoring.” He chuckled. “She always made me laugh by imitating my dad and Claude when they weren’t looking, and—and she’d sneak me cookies.”

“What did Trudy think of her?” Horsinia asked, and Hamish shook his head.

“She was jealous of her, I could tell that even then,” he whispered. “She mentioned once that she envied Sophie’s perfect bone structure.”

Doctor Graves let out a soft snort.

“Well, no one can dispute that now, can they?”

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16 thoughts on “Alas, poor Sophia

  1. Yes; she was a woman of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy 😦


  2. Poor Sophie. That last line, though!


    1. I go into a little more detail about Sophie, but that Dr. Graves 🙂 worked as a substitute for that smartass gravedigger 🙂 One wonders how he graduated med school 🙂


  3. Wow. Well done. Thank you for sharing. And Happy Writing!


  4. Eep! Intriguing scene! ❤


  5. Why thank you ❤ It's proving more difficult than I thought it would be to update iconic scenes such as this, but it can be done 🙂


  6. Oh, my, I love the dark humor laced in that last line!


  7. Why thank you ❤ I was aiming for the dark humor, and wanted to capture some of the Shakespearean gravedigger snark 🙂


  8. I adore this rewrite of Yorick, made me LOL


  9. Thank you so much; so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 I do love just the right amount of snark 🙂


  10. Oops. That last line threw me…


  11. Ah–then I have succeeded 🙂 I wanted to capture the snarkiness of the gravedigger in the original 🙂


  12. Nope, definitely can’t dispute that! 🙂


    1. I thought that line added a nice touch of snark 🙂


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