Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reimagination of the Month

I have been thinking about doing this one for a while. Have any of you ever read the book? If you haven't, you really must. The 1000+ page length is a little daunting, but it reads so quickly. And despite the fact that a lot of people would disagree with me on this count, I think Gone with the Wind the movie did a lovely job of the book. Vivien Leigh was the perfect Scarlet. And Clark Gable really mastered the smirking, twinkling smile. So here's my reimagination for the month:

Bell of the Ball

For those of you who aren't familiar with the story, Scarlett O'Hara is a strong woman who has to learn how to deal with a nation at war, Atlanta burning to the ground, the Union Army pillaging her home, the carpetbaggers who arrive after the war, and a family to feed. Scarlett is beautiful and full of life and grit. But Ashley, the man she has wanted for so long, marries his meek cousin, Melanie. But another man falls in love with her, and though they are completely kindred spirits, Scarlet cannot seem to give up her girlish fantasies. If you haven't seen it, it really is a must.

Cotton Picking


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