Friday, September 27, 2013

The Three Musketeers: Setting the Record Straight

The Three Musketeers
Historicalnovels.info
Though romanticized in Dumas’ fiction, the real Three Musketeers were a pathetic lot: Pathos, a habitual whiner, Orthos, couldn’t stand straight without his corrective boots and Ignoramus, was…well, just that, a real dumb-ass.
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Blogger's Notes:  You will see that there are four people in the illustration.  The fourth person, on the far left, is Neuros, who was not technically a "Musketeer".  He was a mere "hanger on" and had "issues".

I wrote this for the Week 87 Trifextra Writing Challenge where we are to write 33 words about a famous trio from literature, history or popular culture.
 
Your comments are appreciated.  

35 comments:

  1. I come here for a laugh. I'm never disappointed! Love the "corrective boots" and the "issues" in your Blogger's notes! Happy Friday!

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    1. Thanks Gina. I always enjoy making people laugh.

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  2. Ha!ha!Am glad I decided against doing these 3-this is excellent!

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  3. Best giggle of my day. You make every story more interesting.

    Have a really wonderful weekend.

    Just as an aside, it always seem lik e the real people we are are less romanticized. Thank the book /movie /TV version. You made that truer than true with this.

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    1. Thank you so much Kir. Have a great weekend too.

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  4. Fun take on the prompt. Good job.

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  5. This was a good one! History is always the teller's puppet

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    1. Thanks Glynis. I took a few liberties myself. :)

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  6. Love this take, I never was a musketeers fan any way.

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    1. Thanks Renee. I always liked them but I always imagined there was a darker truth! :)

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  7. Ha ha this is great pretty punny and fun :-)

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    1. Thanks Steven. I've been too many hashtags on Twitter, where it's about 98% punny. :)

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    1. Thanks Janna. I wonder if they should name a cologne after him. :)

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  9. A habitual whiner. Who knew? lol. As always, very wonderfully written with a great sense of humor!

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    1. Thanks Donetta. Especially for noticing the "whiner".

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  10. Great take... and history in the later books proved it rigtht so... but whiner or winer ... ?

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  11. An entertaining take on the prompt. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

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  12. Hilarious! Thanks for the giggle. :)

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  13. I'm sure they each had their strengths!

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    1. I suppose so. I will do further research! :) Thanks Draug.

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  14. *hahaha* This totally cracked me up, Lumdog! We get a lot of the 3 Little Pigs (having two boys under 5 - our own 2 little pigs, really), so this version was refreshing. :)

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    1. Thanks Christine. I hope you liked the Three Musketeers too. :)

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  15. Thanks for joining us this weekend. Be sure to come back and vote!

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  16. always so well-informed you are! touche.

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