Friday Fictioneers

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Comedy or Tragedy

„What shall we play: comedy or tragedy? “

“Honestly, I never quite got the difference between the two? “

“That is simple my friend: in a tragedy the choir has twelve singers without masks, in a comedy it is twice as many and they do wear a mask.”

“Simple indeed, in this case I suggest to play a tragedy.”

“You are full of surprises, my dear. I was positive that you would go with the bigger show.”

“In all other places I would, but not here. People won`t come to see the show anyhow, but to admire the ocean view.”

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13 Gedanken zu „Friday Fictioneers

  1. Dear Ingmar,

    Is this our own Carmen or are you here for the first time. In any case I admire your writing in a second language. Nice dialogue. If this is your first time allow me to welcome you to Friday Fictioneers. I look forward to reading more.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

      • No problem at all and thank you for the warm welcome, while I am indeed not carmen, I am here because of her pointing out the link to me, so there is truth in everything…
        Yes, writing fiction in a foreign language is somewhat scary, but I might be able to take some advantage from my limited understanding of english grammar and lack of vocabulary: Must be easier to stick to 100 words if you dont know many 🙂

  2. Bist du Carmen?

    Or are you new? I love the way you are not afraid to express yourself in a second, possibly daunting language. Sehr gut.

    I have been to Bhutan. Lovely place. Will be checking out your section on it.

    Bis spater,

    Aloha,

    Doug

      • Thanks for the warm welcome and indeed Bhutan is an extraordinary place, I was able to spend 5 weeks there last year, and the audience with the secretary of GNH was one of the highlights. And being mistaken for Carmen is an absolute honor, albeit I must have shown a terrible German accent 🙂

  3. My german is limited, darling. I know Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and some phrase I picked up on a lark while in Germany one summer about how I have a constipated wombat, which comes in very handy as you can imagine.
    I enjoyed your story, nonetheless. There is something there that stood out for me — playing a tragedy that no one will see.

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