She: Finally. I’ve posted.

He: Great work as usual, love. But, you know, since you’re always insisting on celebrating 19th-century writers …

She: Huh?

He: … wouldn’t it be simple fairness, every once in awhile, to say that you’ve melvilled? Or hawthorned? Or even that you’ve done something austentatious?

She: What are you talking about?!?

He: Instead of always saying that you’ve Poe-sted? Not that he wasn’t a great writer, mind you, but his range was a bit limited. All macabre, all the time. And a fat lot of good it did him; he hardly ever made enough money with his writing to buy dinner. An early Victorian blogger, he was. And you know what they called a hungry Poe, don’t you?

She: No, and I …

He: Raven-ous.

She: And do you know what they call punny amoebae?

He: No, and I …

She: Extirpated!

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0 Responses to Poe-stscript

  1. Quilly says:

    I have germicide and I will use it!
    But I love you. 😉

  2. Mama Zen says:

    This is so funny! Austentatious just killed me!
    .-= Mama Zen´s last blog ..Sky In Bloom =-.

    • Amoeba says:

      I’m sure it would have killed Jane, too, Mama. Or maybe make her wish to kill somebody. On stage, even.

  3. Doug says:

    Lordy, what you live with. Funny, but Poe isn’t all macabre. He wrote romance as well and humor almost as well. Quilly, that’s some gold bug you’ve got there.
    .-= Doug´s last blog ..Dance =-.

    • Amoeba says:

      All true, that about Poe’s writing, Doug. But in the name of Art (surely you know Art), I took some poe-etic license.

  4. Stop the puns?! Nevermore!
    .-= Mocha with Linda´s last blog ..You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes Review & Giveaway =-.

  5. Melli says:

    UGH! This is the pits! (watch out for the pendulum!) Things are feeling a little Poe-ish over on my blog too…. oh wait… that WAS a raven… never mind!
    .-= Melli´s last blog ..Snow Fun! =-.

  6. Barbara H. says:

    I liked “austentatious” too, LOL!
    .-= Barbara H.´s last blog ..Friday’s Fave Five =-.

  7. Oh boy, po’ all of us! Usher me out of here, warp speed!

    (I used to live a walk away from his grave — one of my heroes I admit!)

  8. Thom says:

    Only in Friday Harbor…oh wait I take that back. It happened in Honolulu as well. LOL Too funny
    .-= Thom´s last blog ..Guess Whose Back? =-.

  9. gigi-hawaii says:

    He sure makes you and me THINK! haha.
    .-= gigi-hawaii´s last blog ..A foodie’s challenge =-.

  10. Funny as usual. The two of you should take your act on the road.
    .-= Silverneurotic´s last blog ..I Wish I Felt Nothing =-.

  11. kcinnova says:

    I could not possibly compete with the 2 of you!
    .-= kcinnova´s last blog ..Random Dozen, LOST edition =-.

  12. polona says:

    my only functionong brain cell had to work overtime
    does this make me protozoan?

    .-= polona´s last blog ..survivor =-.