This is my attempt at creating a humorous flash-fiction “summary” of one of my favorite stories, Pride and Prejudice. It’s inspired by Jane Austen’s early juvinalia, and her partiality to stories told in letter form. Hope you get a giggle out of this….
My Dear Elizabeth,
Madam, forgive the wrong I did your esteemed sister. My intentions were kindly meant.
Be pleased to keep your kindnesses to yourself hereafter.
Furthermore, you are deceived in that rat, Wickham. He used my sister abhominably.
I’ll just bet he did.
Just ask my cousin.
You were miserably right. Wickham has run off with my baby sister. Moreover, I believe I love you madly. Drat, how inconvenient.
I’ve forced the scoundrel to marry your sister, and my friend is on his way to propose to your other sister. Let us now be married as well, my darling.