A short story written in free narrative verse, this farce is based on true events. The identities of the guilty and locations have been changed. Simon La Brea is an author and has had short stories published under a pseudonym in the more distant past. He has also written several unpublished novels, novellas, poetry and essays.
This short story is written in the form of narrative verse, common in medieval times but all too rare in the modern age. Geoffrey Chaucer, through his Canterbury Tales, is the best known exemplar of this style. It lends itself superbly to a comic tale or even farce such as is presented here. The present example is in free verse and rhyme, unlike past practice which generally employed iambic pentameter.
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Simon La Brea
Published February 2016
16 printed pages
Illustrations by Alban Low
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