Friday, November 30, 2012

The Emperor's Pursuits

Emperor Nicholas, having crushed the revolt, was on the prowl.  The Empress could not have sex, due to frequent heart attacks. Word of his prowess spread and he had no trouble getting chicks.

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I wrote this for the Trifextra Week 44 Writing Challenge where we are to write a 33 word composition about the Decemberist Revolt, triggered by Emperor Nicholas I assumption of the throne in Russia in 1825. 

I admit, I went a tad beyond writing about the revolt, but I couldn't resist when I learned about this historical tid bit. 

Your comments are appreciated.

25 comments:

  1. lol I'm sure his reputation spread like the fires of rebellion by his lighting of other fires in the bedroom.

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    1. Thanks Draug. Yeah, apparently he was so good that women would risk a heart attack!

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  2. So you did a little research, huh? Hopefully that's all he spread ;-). He shall have lots of heirs then. I like the "tad beyond". Very fun, lumdog.

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    1. Yes, I did some research and then embellished a bit. ;)
      But the "no sex due to heart attack" part is apparently true. If you agree I went "a tad beyond", your piece went beyond by a couple of centuries and about 4 continents. As always, thanks for your comments Gina.

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    2. Trifecta rule said "Interpret as you will" and that sounded like an invitation to whatever I wanted so long as it was rebellious which I am ;-)

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  3. Terrific take on this prompt. Great writing.

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  4. Curiosity got the better of me and I read about him on Wikipedia. He was a cheat before it became the fashionable politician's game in America :)

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    1. Yes, apparently he had a few "illegitimate issue"! You're right, he was ahead of his time or was this always the norm? Thank you Janna.

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  5. Ha ha! Wow! Talk about making everything work to your advantage! :D It would have behooved Bill Clinton to study this guy! :D

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    1. You are so right! And I think Clinton is a student of history too! Thanks Linda. :)

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  6. 'Had no trouble getting chicks." Loved that line.

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  7. "no trouble getting chicks" such a good way to end it, so contemporary in the face of something so historical. Plus I love that you did the research, sought him out and learned about that..that is so...um...interesting and intriguing about you. :)

    I liked it, very much.

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    1. Thank you Kir. Glad you liked that line! ;)

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  8. Why am I reminded of "Carry on up the Khyber" by this piece?

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    1. I have not seen this film but I read a description and it sounds f unny. I plan to watch when I can. Thanks for commenting Joe.

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  9. Awesome! I loved the idea of an Emperor stalking the halls for random females to get sexy with.

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  10. Thanks Tina. You've added some cool imagery to my piece.

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  11. I learned something today, Lumdog. LEARNED! ON A SUNDAY!!

    I need to go rest. Very nice piece. :)

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    1. Please take it easy for a while. Thank you Michele.

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  12. Interesting side effects from a revolt, eh?

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    1. I guess, once you are the big boss, anything goes. At least, in the mind of the big boss. Thanks for commenting Kymm.

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