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The Adventures of Ken Harris - 2

2nd in a series

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Adri7enne
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You have a weird kind of imagination, Mark Valentine. Lol! So yours are the words that Scarlett quotes at several crucial spots in the book. Cute. I can understand how the thought of owning people could make her a turn-off. "Gone with the Wind" treats slavery as if it was quite a "normal" thing - just one of many 'gentle traditions' of the old south. Imagine having to go to war to get people to let go the concept of owning slaves. At least this part of the world has evolved beyond that, I hope. Well done, Mark


 Comment Written 31-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 04-Sep-2019
    Thanks for the trifecta of reviews, Adrienne. Very much appreciated. These "Ken Harris" things are fun to write, but not sure how many more I have in me.
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Scarlett would have thought nothing about owing slaves, as a young girl she would have only been exposed to house slaves that were treated better and had higher status than field slaves. Positions on slavery were the talk of men not young girls.
The most anti-immigrant person I ever met was a Texican in Brownsville. His family had come to the U.S. in the 1860's and the loathed illegals. His words.
Rikki


 Comment Written 30-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 04-Sep-2019
    There is some mention in the book of Scarlett having regretted treating Prissy badly - she thought that her mother would have disapproved of her treating a slave as property. Overall though, the book stays pretty silent on the subject.

reply by Rikki66 on 05-Sep-2019
    Every rich white child that grew up in the old south had a black mammy.
    LXVI
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This is such a fun concept for your stories. I'm enjoying Ken's trips very much. I love this Gone With the Wind episode. Speaking with Scarlett Ohara, in her underwear no less! And sending Mammy away when she doesn't have a dress on! You did make one slip-up. As she's getting dressed in the beginning, she's already in her bedroom. Why would he carry her up the stairs and toss her on her bed to have his way with her if they are already up there? (Not that the idea of him turning her down isn't appealing, but it's more fun as they're already in the bedroom!) LOL


 Comment Written 30-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 04-Sep-2019
    Thanks, Susan. In my mind I imagined that the dressing room was separate from the bedroom (though never having been on a plantation, I wouldn't know) - anyway, glad you liked it and thanks for the review,
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Okay it was funny, so I gave you a five star rating in spite of you being a Red Sox fan (No I'm not from NY, yes I've been a life-long Yankees fan.) Now that we got that out of the way, your writing was very clever. I liked the somewhat subtle way you dropped the immigrant issue into the story. Gotta love the MAGA reference. The only problem I could find was I think Ken may be far to bright and witty for Scarlett. Very well done. Go well.


 Comment Written 29-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 29-Aug-2019
    Thanks so much for the review. I'm actually a Cubs fan, but I made Ken Harris a Red Sox fan so that I could use the Yankee hating reference.
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This is indeed a scream. Ken Harris turning up in the dressing room of Scarlett O'Hara and shocking the life out of her. Unthinkable to have a man descend on a lady in that manner. How times have changed. I liked your descriptive script.
Swell!
Best wishes
Sylvia


 Comment Written 29-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 29-Aug-2019
    Thanks, Sylvia. I'm not sure how many more of these I have in me, but hopefully there are a few more.
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I enjoyed this :) I missed out on part one. You got me with the mention of your beloved Boston Red Sox. I will google the shimmy and see what that's all about. I think you have a really fun series here. There are so many book characters you could visit and it would never get boring. At least that is my humble opinion.

More like this, please.

Joy xx


 Comment Written 28-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks - the hard part is I'll have to remember the books I read many years ago.
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Unbelievably funny, buddy. I loved this line and still am chuckling from it:

"You might want to consider moving somewhere else, because General Sherman is gonna open up a huge can of whup-ass round these parts. Tara will be toast. In fact, all of Atlanta will be burned to the ground. Kris Kristofferson will write a song about it. And you will end up dirt poor. You'll marry anything with a pulse to try to make ends meet, but in the end you'll end up alone and penniless.

Great scripting, my friend. I loved it. : ) Bob


 Comment Written 27-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks, as always, Bob. I was a little nervous about offending southerners as I know that GWTW is like the Bible to some of them.

reply by Mastery on 28-Aug-2019
    I don't think they would mind. "I said eyes gwine to 'Lanta wit chew and gwine eye is."
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-This is a good episode, Mark.
-GWTW is probably my favorite
movie, and I read the book, too.
-I like how Ken points out the
issue of slavery, and the MAGA
and Yankees reference, too!
-Of course, Scarlett is not going
to believe him about Ashley-or Rhett.
-It's a shame M. Mitchell never told
us what would eventually happen
to Scarlett!
-A good ending, too.
-I wonder where Ken will be next?!
-Maybe there could be a fake
contest for the best suggestion
and then you would have to write it!


 Comment Written 27-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks, Pam - I know that GWTW holds a special place in a lot of hearts, so I was a bit reluctant to poke fun at Scarlett. Glad you liked it.

reply by Pam (respa) on 28-Aug-2019
    You are welcome, Mark. I don't see it as a problem, but Rhett would be another story:) I did enjoy it.
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Well hello again Mr. Valentine. First let me say I love the whole concept of your character jumping in and out of fictional works, very imaginative. I love your character Ken and your dialogue is awesome. Keep it up, I want more. Well done!


 Comment Written 27-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks so much - I'll see how many more of these I have in me.
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Script of the scene is eloquent, free and flair through realistic interactions, dialogues with fair analysis, evaluation of characters, literal exploration, summed up in adventurous spirit; well said, well done. Liked and enjoyed the read.


 Comment Written 27-Aug-2019



reply by the author on 28-Aug-2019
    Thanks - these are fun to write, though I'm not sure ow many more of them I have in me.
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