My Favorite Martian ~ "Men are From Mars"
by Dash O'Pepper

"I remember Homer writing the Illiad," said Martin O'Hara. "She was always searching for the precise word."

"Uncle Martin, Homer was a man."

"No, Tim. Homer was a woman: dark hair, beautiful olive complexion, the most entrancing eyes…"

"But the history books?"

"Those were crafted by men. Stories about heroes, larger-than-life figures—those've been created and propagated by women. First as tales around campfires, then in written form."

Tim shook his head. "Next, you'll be telling me Wilma Shakespeare wrote Hamlet."

Martin smiled. "No. But I did think when Shakespeare appropriated the plot, he would have continued the Hamlet/Horatio subplot."

~ Finis ~

© 2016 Dash O'Pepper

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