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Poem: Fan Male

A response to the monthly prompt: Card....written earlier.
I may have portrayed the writer as a teensy bit out of character, but my version of canon has him as a fan of this author, I cannot remember why.
Author: debriswoman
Rating: general

Fan Male

Dear Sir,
I hope my postcards
Do not trouble or annoy;
I simply wish to tell you
That your stories bring me joy.
I am grateful that you autographed
That photograph for me;
(Allow an un-Victorian,
But necessary "Squee!")
I hear a second "Jungle book"
Will soon be on the way;
I knew you'd pen another
If I wrote to you each day.
I've memorised your stories
And amazing poetry;
I hope you like this poem
I have written (OMG!)
Next time you come to London
I'd be grateful if you'd call
(It won't be like that incident
In Devonshire at all)
I've named my first-born, Rudyard,
As I really like the name;
She'll grow up quite enchanted
With the literary fame.
Your photographs now decorate
A shrine at work, home made,
From your biggest fan,
Inspector G. Lestrade.


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Feb. 5th, 2017 01:19 pm (UTC)
This is wonderful. Not sure how the recipient of the poetry felt though.
Feb. 5th, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you:-)
Doubt Kipling would be thrilled.
The Jungle Books were 1894 and 95...I think
Feb. 5th, 2017 01:45 pm (UTC)
Ha, ha! Oh, poor Rudyard Lestrade. She will definitely grow up to be someone interesting.
Feb. 5th, 2017 02:30 pm (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2017 05:40 pm (UTC)
Aww. He's also got to be president of the local Kipling fan club, too.

I had fun doing a mutual-fangirling among late-Victorian-era writers in this story.
Feb. 6th, 2017 06:30 am (UTC)
I will take a look, thanks:-)
Feb. 6th, 2017 07:33 am (UTC)
Took a look at your tale...loved it...such a nice build up to mutual appreciation. And the mongoose:-)
Kipling first sparked my interest in poetry, way back in the olden days:-p
Feb. 5th, 2017 08:03 pm (UTC)
Poor Mr. Kipling - run fast, run far, sir!

Just, just perfect ^___^ Some favourite bits:

(Allow an un-Victorian,/ But necessary "Squee!")

I knew you'd pen another/ If I wrote to you each day.

Next time you come to London/ I'd be grateful if you'd call/ (It won't be like that incident/ In Devonshire at all)

And of course my sympathy goes out to little Miss Rudyard Lestrade ^__^
Feb. 6th, 2017 06:32 am (UTC)
I think this is the point at which Mr Kipling found the idea of settling abroad quite appealing:-p

I think Miss Rudyard Lestrade has a nice ring to it:-)
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