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CRFT snippet #2: Sonnets

Thanks to Kage of RLyis for this lovely cover

The following is unedited and all grammatical errors are mine:

Ray needed to be in two places at the same time: his swim meet and Romance Lit Club. It was his first swim meet so he chose to go there asking his twin to stand in for him at RLC. Although Marcus knew what he was in for, he obliged for he couldn’t say no to his twin, plus, there was bribery cake in it.Β 

The club had a total of thirty members and they met in the music room on Wednesday evenings. Today, twenty-three showed up to read their favorite sonnet. Marcus was aghast. There was no way he was going to pull this off now. He hated sonnets!Β 

A tall lanky guy stands and addresses Marcus, “Ray, if you don’t mind…”

Where Ray was charming, Marcus was the total opposite, but he forced a smile – when all he wanted to do was coldly glare – and said, “By all means, be my guest, Papin.” He listened half-heartedly as Papin gushed over a sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and tuned him out as he gazed out the window thinking about the batch of cupcakes Ray was going to especially bake just for him.Β 

“I shall but love thee better after death.”

“Ugh!” Marcus moaned in despair when some of the girls clap wildly. “Please, stop the train I want to get off.” By the time the fourth reader dramatically read her sonnet, Marcus wanted to hurt something. “I rather watch water boil!” he let out a breath and chanted internally,Β Think about the cupcakes. Oui, the cupcakes!

They were black coffee vanilla cupcakes that left a somewhat bittersweet coffee aftertaste in the mouth. Ray was skilled at creating bizarre foods that ended up being masterpieces.Β 

The cupcakes.

And they were all his after sitting in on this stupid romance club for one hour and a half. The cupcake dream soon disappear when Jarvis Facinelli said, “This sonnet is perhaps the most popular to date! It’s Sonnet 18 by Shakespeare who I consider the greatest romance writer of all time.”

Trying hard not to laugh, Marcus bit the inside of his left cheek and insolently rolls his eyes, “Right, and Shah Rukh is the best actor in the world.”Β 

Jarvis frowns. “Ray, I know you have your opinions…”

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” Marcus cuts off the escalating rant. “Thou art more lovely and more temperate.” He mocks. “As if he was comparing his love to the weather! It’s emotionless and dispassionate and it’s like talking to a dead fish.”

“Oh, yeah,” Jarvis challengingly folds his arms. “then what’s your killer passionate opening? Something from a dead French fanatic, perhaps?” he sneers.

“Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth: for thy love is better than wine,” Marcus smirks as the class was thrown into an uproar. A few of the girls sigh dreamily. Papin was frantically trying to rack his mind for the sonnet number and Jarvis was still staring at him with contempt.Β 

“Who wrote that sonnet?” Papin finally asked.Β 

“Ever heard of the Holy Bible?” Marcus looks on as everyone nods. “Good. That’s Song of Solomon. Read chapter one for the next class and we’ll discuss the greatest piece of romance ever told. As for me,” he picks up his backpack. “I’ll be devouring some of the finest cupcakes soon. Au revoir!”

Muffin, Fruit, Berries, The Sweetness, The Cake

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Well, I know that you’re familiar with this one! πŸ˜„You might have also seen movies with twins switching lives or a class for a day or maybe even two. Some results were hilarious, or successful, while some were plain disastrous; but twins enjoy sharing the pranks they’ve pulled on their classmates, friends, and even relatives. One of my favorite accounts involved identical twin teachers pulling off the big switcheroo,Β but some students noted the difference in handwriting and the class went nuts. Luckily, the teacher was just standing in for his identical twin for one day… or was he?

However, it is also important to note that although identical in appearance, twins do have different personalities and habits. They might look the same, but they are not always the same except in a few rare cases.Β Β 

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26 thoughts on “CRFT snippet #2: Sonnets”

    1. Guilty! I was thinking of cupcakes while writing this. πŸ˜†Yes, Marcus is so much different from Ray, and I tend to over exaggerate sometimes where it concerns his character, but he is who he is. Thank you always for your wonderful support, me dearest. πŸ’™πŸ’™

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      1. It’s a great story. I’m glad you are sharing it with us πŸ™‚ I’ll be baking here tomorrow πŸ™‚ We will be blessed with a chocolate silk pie, and pineapple cake πŸ™‚ My son loves that pie, and my new daughter in law loves pineapple. Hubby loves everything, so everyone will be happy πŸ™‚

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      2. Thank you once again, me dearest! πŸ’™ *Gasps* Can I be at the table when the pie and the cake is served? Can I? Can I? 😁Well, happy baking, me dearest and I can only dream of that pie… and cake… πŸ˜‹

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    1. Thank you, Jade! I wanted to show how Marcus’s personality differs to that of his twin and this was the result. He sure got his cupcakes and ate them, too. 😁Thanks for reading.

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    1. That is, if you can grab one or two from the batch without Marcus knowing! I thought it was a bizarre thing at first, but given that Ray is skilled at doing things in the kitchen, I figure the flavor might just work! 😁 You know Marc have to give them it good! Thanks for reading, chica! I’m rediscovering fun in writing these two.

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      1. Ooh, boy! If the cakes are that good, Marc might just eat the tray before you. πŸ˜…

        Merci beaucoup, mon amie! πŸ’™

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