Here’s a light-hearted little piece I wrote at Holmfirth Writers a while back. I can’t remember what the exercise was, exactly, but the idea behind the piece was that there is no event so terrible that you can’t find somebody or other who has reason to be glad it happened.
I stress that this is a work of fiction and the views expressed are not those of the author!
Thank God for the sinking of the Titanic! Don’t get me wrong – it was a terrible shame all those people had to drown – but if one of them in particular, the Honourable Archibald Crenshaw, had not made his unscheduled trip to the bottom of the Atlantic, my grandmother would certainly have married him and doubtless given birth to a brood of Etonians rather than the rather more down to earth litter she and my grandfather eventually produced.
Thanks are also due to Gavrilo Princip…
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