Thistledown Hiatus 6 ― on a Mattress

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thistledown is still on hiatus for National Novel Writing Month. So I’m leaving you with a vintage story.

Not all faery (fairy) tales are sugarcoated as we think of them today.  Most of you probably know that the originals from the Brothers Grim were far from sweet.  Many current TV series and movies with a dark take on those tales have been popular. I guess we should call them grownup fairy tales.  Here’s one of my favorite grownup versions… although I wouldn’t exactly call it dark.  But then again… 

Episode 6 of Thistledown — Midsummer Bedlam gave shout-outs to Sally Georgina Cronin of Smorgasbord – Variety is the Spice of Life and Dan Antion of No Facilities.  Please visit their blogs and say hello.

If you missed that episode or you want to review…  Click here for episode 6.

Hugs on the wing!




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56 thoughts on “Thistledown Hiatus 6 ― on a Mattress

        1. You know Dan, when people ask those “If you could go back in time,where would you go?” questions, I’ve never had an answer. But now I think this would be it. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be right in the middle of some of her comedy skits, with all the cast trying to crack up each other?

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    1. Hi Kathryn. I’m glad you enjoyed that vintage fun. When I was watching it looked like it was ready to go on to parts 2 and 3. But it seems like videos don’t always do the same thing for everyone. The others are out there. It’s amazing what all is available on Youtube.
      I hope you are having a sublime Sunday. Get rested up from all the cooking that I’m sure you did. Hugs!

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  1. I’m sure as you get down to the wire you’re busy so we appreciate you dropping by, dear Teagan, all the best in your pursuits, I know you’ll be awesome.
    Mega “Go to the mattresses” with your word count hugs xoxoxo

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    1. Tee-hee — great closing, Donna. Thanks so much for taking time to comment. (By the way… I don’t mean to sound needy or anything, but I think I might be in your spam folder.) Wishing you a brilliant new week, my friend. Mega hugs right back. 🙂

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    1. Hi Diana. Yes, just five more days. Gosh! But I think I’m finally on track toward meeting the 50K word count. Unfortunately it’s a lot of meandering blather… Rather than the solid draft I thought I would have before the “plot plop.” If I ever get to retire, I hope to turn it and all the other NaNo drafts into something decent.
      Thanks for taking a moment to visit. Hugs on the wing!

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    1. Indeed, Robbie. Since I save most of my vacation leave for November, I’m sorry to see the month go. Can’t say the same for the year though — as predicted of the “year of the fire rooster” it was full of challenges to say the least!
      Have a beautiful weekend. Thanks for visiting.

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  2. Oh Teagan, I absolutely LOVED this! I toured with ‘Mattress’ early in my acting career. I played Aggravain – the Queen — my 4’10” college roommate Sheila Bailey actually played Winnefred (the Carol Burnette part – and Sheila was BRILLIANT!)

    Believe it or not, I remembered the words to ALL the original songs and many of the lines (the stage script is not the same as this version — and the songs are shuffled – different order and different people singing). For example, “Normandy” in the show is a trio with the Minstrel, the Jester, and Lady Larken (“knocked up” by Sir Harry — the reason she needs to run away to Normandy, since no one can marry before Dauntless).

    VERY much fun! Many memories I haven’t thought of in decades!
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD/EFD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. How fun! Madelyn, I’m so glad you shared this comment here! I’m delighted I could bring up such a happy memory for you. I’ve always liked this version of the fairy tale, partly because… I’ve been called the princess and the pea because I would feel any teeny tiny bit of grit that got in the bed, and couldn’t rest until I found it. LOL.
      Wishing you a satisfying Saturday. Hugs!

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