Thursday, 15 November 2007
nicking a name---Fiction Friday
[Fiction] Friday Challenge for November, 16 2007:
Pick an existing character. Give them a nickname, but don't wimp-out and make it a common one. Now tell the story of how the nickname came about.
naming him after a great saint, his parents
did their duty, assuming he would turn out
like his namesake. living up to it was one
tough act, God knows, he did try his best.
guilt was never far away, saintly feelings
were so outmoded, how does one go on
being one? stuck forever with a moniker
like that forever was an utterly abhorrent
shortening his name made it meaningless
yet it made the burden a lot less agonizing.