Friday, November 16, 2007

nicking a name---Fiction Friday

[Fiction] Friday Challenge for November, 16 2007:

Pick an existing character. Give them a nickname, but don't wimp-out and make it a common one. Now tell the story of how the nickname came about.

naming him after a great saint, his parents
did their duty, assuming he would turn out
like his namesake. living up to it was one
tough act, God knows, he did try his best.

guilt was never far away, saintly feelings
were so outmoded, how does one go on
being one? stuck forever with a moniker
like that forever was an utterly abhorrent

shortening his name made it meaningless
yet it made the burden a lot less agonizing.


Anonymous said...

Why do parents do that anyway?

Anonymous said...

Hi Gautami, I wanted to do Superman and how he came by the name 'Man of Steel', but I decided to post about my book instead.

Have a great weekend my friend and happy writing.

Anonymous said...

I find it interesting how names define the person.

I'll be shipping the novel this weekend to you.

Whitesnake said...

What's in a name?

polona said...

nomen est omen, said the old latins, and i suppose there's something to it.