Douglas Scotney

Gold Star - 34,504 Points (boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

Flick-Knife Incident - Poem by Douglas Scotney

After the argument

'Helen said'. 'Granny said'.

'Paul said'. 'Granny said'.

'Larry asked'.

Who is Mrs Devereux,
Pulled out a flick-knife.

'! ', 'Helen said'.

'Helen asked'. Granny (lengthily replied) .
'Helen asked'. Granny (abruptly replied) .
'Helen asked'. 'Her grandmother said'.
'Larry said'. 'Paul said'.
'Larry asked', 'Does Declan know? '
'Granny said'.
'Larry said', 'I must go and tell.'

Lily 'addressed Paul'.
'Larry said'. 'Mrs Devereux said'. 'Paul said'.
'Lily said', 'Declan's getting sick...'
'Paul asked'. 'Helen said'. 'Paul said'.

Enough said.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

After 'The Blackwater Lightship', a novel (1999) by Colm Toibin.

Comments about Flick-Knife Incident by Douglas Scotney

  • (8/18/2012 10:12:00 PM)

    The script is interesting and the style creative. Can't help but think that Helen bought it and Granny should stay away from knives. Rumor has it! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/18/2012 9:10:00 AM)

    Like this, has the character of a short story or script, good use of punctuation. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 17, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, August 20, 2012

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