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The Long Title of Ghulf Genes

We requested of our author that he supply us with a long title, in the manner of the seventeenth century, for the first novel in the Symphony in Ghulf Major trilogy, and he obligingly contributed the following:

G H U L F  G E N E S …:
OR
The Tale of a Family that Managed to Stumble on
A Substance that enabled any two little old Ladies to lift a Grand Piano
As if it were a Laundry Basket
WHENCE CAME
ENOURMOUS WEALTH
WHICH IN TURN
Lead to Tulips on MARS and Gas Sucking Ships around VENUS
NOT LEAST
WHALES ON RAILS
Which is to say that thus began, NOT ended, the great Reach of
THIS PECULIAR FAMILY
Whose later exploits produced enormous Wonders and Discoveries,
Also Anguish, Trouble, and Trauma,
Tales of Love,
Assassinations,
And vast Transformations at Home and Abroad—
The revelation of the details of which
AT THIS EARLY STAGE
Would rob the eager Reader
Of much Delight and deprive Him and especially Her
Of that sad Feeling, at the End,
That, sigh and alas, it is All Over—
Only, of course, it Isn’t…

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2 Responses

  1. Oh, too good, too good!

  2. Dang. I believe The Blurbmeister had just been outblurbed!

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