Genre Shorties Prompt -- Week 83
The central theme of this week's prompt is the word bacon. But it cannot be served as food. I also want you to use the words platypus and lime and dentist, and set your 100-word story in a museum, library, or mausoleum.
Why? Because I can. >:-) But mostly... because YOU can. You guys are great, quirky, creative little story-tellers!
Your story may be serious or lighthearted or as silly as you like so long as it is 100 or fewer words.
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ALAS, I KNEW HIM WELL
© 2011 by David Wainland
I’m Wolf Blitzer for CNN coming to you from the limestone tomb of Sir Francis Bacon, famed author. Bacon died in 1626 and it was here in this mausoleum he was to spend eternity. Sometime later, around the fall of 1681 his body was removed and replaced by Sir Harbottle Grimston, Master of the Rolles. In the process they removed the head and put in storage at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Today a report released by noted dentist and anthropologist, Bill Shakespeare, descendant of William, that the head was in fact of Yorick the Platypus once owned by his esteemed ancestor.