alicia_h: (Horatio/Ophelia)
When I first had the idea for this story - during an Inorganic Chemistry lecture of all times - I first had the idea that Horatio killed Ophelia within the play itself (or an interpretation of it).

It had probably been bugging me on some level that Horatio seems to be charged with looking after Ophelia, he does follow her out according to stage directions in the copy I have and it's the impression a lot of films give.

It's interesting to watch the Horatio and Ophelia interaction in various versions of this scene. In the 1969 version with Gordon Jackson as Horatio and Marianne Faithfull as Ophelia there is a great moment between them and when she leaves the first time he follows her out. Then when she bursts back in she's alone. I've realised since that this could be the moment when Horatio is waylaid by pirates/sailors with letters from Hamlet. (It is certainly so in the Laurence Olivier version!)

The next we hear of Ophelia after she's left the stage a second time, she is dead. Drowned. There's a lot of ways to think around it and a lot of people who have puzzled over Ophelia's death. They've had 400 years to go at it after all.
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alicia_h: (Horatio/Ophelia)
[livejournal.com profile] writerverse Challenge #36: Earworms and Daydreams
(Write stories for the first five songs that shuffle/random brings up on ipod/itunes/etc. and only write for the length of time the song plays.)

Title: She Speaks Like Silence
Word Count: 85
Rating: G
Original/Fandom: Hamlet
Pairings (if any): Horatio/Ophelia
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/Underage): none
Song: Bridget St. John – Love Minus Zero, No Limit
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Title: Words to Pay the Debt of Silence
Word Count: 51
Rating: G
Original/Fandom: Original
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/Underage): none
Song: The Monkees – Words
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Title: Pickers and Stealers
Word Count: 103
Rating: G
Original/Fandom: Hamlet
Pairings (if any): Hamlet/Rosencrantz/Guildenstern
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/Underage): none
Song: Nickelback – How You Remind Me
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Title: Fathers
Word Count: 43
Rating: G
Original/Fandom: Hamlet
Pairings (if any): Ophelia/Hamlet
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/Underage): none
Song: Jo Stafford – Old Joe Clark
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Title: To Speak of Horrors, He Comes Before Her
Word Count: 111
Rating: G
Original/Fandom: Hamlet
Pairings (if any): Ophelia/Hamlet
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/Underage): none
Song: Townes Van Zandt – Our Mother the Mountain
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alicia_h: (Horatio/Ophelia)
For [livejournal.com profile] writerverse challenge 33.
Title: In My Heart's Core
Word Count: 2499
Rating: PG
Original/Fandom: Hamlet
Pairings (if any): Hamlet/Horatio, Hamlet/Ophelia, Horatio/Ophelia
Warnings (Non-Con/Dub-Con/etc):
Summary: The events surrounding Hamlet's play to catch the conscience of the King from Ophelia and Horatio's perspectives.

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