The Bed Time Story
Let it be known that in this tale is violent death and drugs
But freed from nasty curse words are the people and the thugs
A note to whoever intend to read this
The following is written in rhyme, and a certain rhythm should be used while reading it,
to make sure the rhymes work to everyone's satisfaction. I have done my best to insert
a comma somewhere in most lines to try to indicate the beat to anyone, other than myself,
who might try to read it. Some lines are intended to be read slowly (as they are short),
while I in others have crammed in a lot of words…still intending them to fit into the same space.
It is definitely a "practice makes perfect" kind of thing, because it is almost impossible to
get the beat right throughout the story on the first go. And even if it sometimes looks
impossible, be assured that I have checked, double checked and triple checked,
and the beat is there.
You might have to look for it though.
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This is the gruesome tale of a man made out of steel
But the heart he had inside him was just, and could feel
This story does not start "A long long time ago"
For wherever is it said, that it must and shall be so?
Instead this tale it reaches, across the face of time
Into a future, maybe yours, and maybe also mine
Into a time of violence and misery and pain
Policemen trying to control the streets did so in vain
"By the Lord we all should strike!" said so an angry cop
But a mustached man, their captain, to this quickly put a stop
"You are officers of law", to them he harshly said
"So you do not strike, now go out there and try not to get dead!"
At this time when crime was ripe, and lawmen at a loss
Cop Lewis got assigned a brand new partner, by her boss
Murphy, Lewis partner, seemed to be an able lad
Thought Lewis, and ignored the silly habits that he had
Then corporate men in smartly suits attend a meeting so
That they may gaze upon that which will be the bandits' woe
Dick Jones introduced, with pride in mind and voice
A two-legged machine, making an awful lot of noise
"Enforcement Droid 209" Dick severely said
And proceeded to let demonstrate how crime was to be shed
But lo, this faulty beast during the meeting ran amuck
Its one track mind in Killing Mode, mightily got stuck
When the mayhem finally stopped, to late it proved to be
Mr. Kinney's bloody fate, got sealed indefinitely
Rickard 'Dickie' Jones did let down the man of old
"I am very disappointed!" to Dick The Old Man told
In this shameful hour, Bob Morton saw his chance
To win the Old Mans favor, and beside him took his stance
"Perhaps you are aware, sir, of my most terrific plan"
Said Morton to the boss, who soon became an avid fan
As he left, Bob Morton dared to look Dick in the eye
And Dick he looked right back, so very angry he could cry
Later in the day, Bob Morton was elated
"The fumbling Dick" he said, "made my winning justly fated"
Johnson pointed warningly, to Kinney's quick demise
"Such is life in the big city", said Morton the unwise
Our heroes in true blue, now outside a coffee shop
Where Murphy spun his gun to show who was the better cop
But when called upon to stop a rotten gang of fleeing thieves
Neither one of them did know that this would end in horrid grief
For the thieves they rushed to hinder, not a merry little group
Was led by Clarence Boddicker, who would to murder stoop
You see Clarence was already, set in a mood most foul
With burned loot in his hand to Bobby he did growl
"You destroyed all of our money, you sphincter-looking man!"
And, on Tiny Bobby he quite harshly laid his hand
"They might as well be marked!" and Bobby new that he was dead
When Clarence tried to push the money right into his head
And so, when Murphy and his partner closed up on the van
The thieves threw Bobby out the door, and then hastily they ran
But Lewis and Murphy, tenacious as can be
Followed Clarence and his gang to a nearby factory
Any help they hoped to get would take too long to come
So they went in just the two, unwisely and quite dumb
Lewis caught the colored Joe, peeing all alone
But got knocked out when glancing down upon his fleshy bone
Murphy found Emil the driver, and clearly made him see
That "Dead or alive, you are coming back with me"
Bad guys crawled out sudden, from under every rock
And Murphy knew that of his life it time was to take stock
Clarence threateningly said "Cops and I don't get along"
He aimed his sawed off shotgun, humming a weird song
"Na-Na-Na-Na-Na" hummed Clarence, but kept aiming nonetheless
And then swiftly turned the cops right hand into a bloody mess
"Well give the man a hand!" said Clarence laughing merrily
And Lewis, now awake, showed up in time to sadly see
Poor Murphy shot a million times but somehow still alive
Until Clarence raised his gun, and thus ended Murphy's strive
Strange it seems but Murphy still alive was later on
In desperation medics tried to keep him hanging on
They finally did give up at quarter past the hour six
And left for Morton's team to do their futuristic tricks
"He died" said Johnson "with his corpse we do most as we please"
"Full bodily prosthesis", hasted Morton then with ease
He looked his unfinished creation in the eye and said to he
"A very woeful sodomizer, of mothers thou will be!"
The awaited day arrived, when it was for all to know
What Bob Morton and his team, had kept hidden down below
A pompous Morton called him, "The future of the law"
While all looked on with bulging eyes, and this is what they saw
A man of average height, but equally wide
Incased in silvery metal, on both front and back and side
His head was also covered, and a visor shield his eyes
And a terrifying gun, was hidden inside his right thigh
But his unexpressive mouth, was his most distinctive feature
Naked down to pinkish skin, his link from man to creature
As he walked around the room, the people cheered him on
His thudding footsteps hinted, that he weighed at least a ton
We return now to the precinct, where Lewis still reside
She was not there however, when the robot walked inside
Bob Morton pushed aside Captain Reed and put him down
"This is not your business!", and Reed could all but frown
They showed the metal man, to a custom fitted chair
Behind a fence he'd be, as if a guest in Batman's lair
They said for him to sit, and he said "Yes, I understand"
They tested his recording skills, and food of unknown brand
Bob Morton asked him promptly, to state his main three goals
"To Serve the public trust, and Protect the frightened souls"
"And also", said the metal man, "to Uphold the law"
Morton smiled and felt his icy self begin to thaw
Perhaps his smile would fade, if he had seen that there was more
That a secret oozed in Robo's mind, called Prime Directive Four
But let's for now leave this behind, in time we will return
Instead we move inside a place, where trigger fingers burn
On the shooting range the noise was deafeningly loud
But soon all stop, except for one who's gathering a crowd
The metal man was showing off, destroying all in sight
While Morton he looked on and laughed out loud with all his might
From way back in the crowd, Lewis carefully observed
That afterwards, before the ringing noise had stopped reverb
The robot man spun his gun, one of no small size
Her partner Murphy's move, she could not help but recognize
In disbelief she stared at him, as he walked away
She did attend his funeral, now here he was today
"My man requires transportation", Morton said to Reed
Then proudly watched, as Robo left to do his noble deed
Imagine now the music, as it swells and does its thing
Marching style percussion, with the trumpets and the strings
Through the night our hero, he will lead the righteous way
We sense that from this moment, everything will be okay
We follow his triumphant path, in the crime filled street
And got to watch a foulmouthed robber, his end quickly meet
Attempted rape got foiled, when Robo pulled his gun
And shot the rapist in the crotch, a horrifying pun!
But afterwards, the victim, she not even got a pat
"I will notify a crisis center", and that was sadly that
At City Hall, police and press had gathered like a mob
To watch a man with hostages, try to get back his job
"This is" said one police, "a situation tricky"
But when RoboCop arrived, things got easier – quickly
"Keep him talking" Robo said, and then made his way inside
The policeman, through a speaker, tried a verbal hand of slide
"Tell us what you want, and it to you we will bring"
"Just please release the mayor and we'll give you anything"
The desperate man began to ramble on about a car
This demand, seem the most important one by far
As he spoke he failed to hear the steps outside the wall
And quickly he was grabbed right through the layered bricks and all
Robo knocked him through the window, and he went flying out
Recorded on the cameras filming all that went about
Later on the news, this was right at the top
And the many questions mount, who indeed is RoboCop?
In a segment on his fans, (of whose size he's more than double)
Robo looked into the camera and said "Please stay out of trouble"
To predict no more crime, Bob Morton then saw fit
But no matter what he said, you could not help to think; Git!
Git or not, Bob Morton, he was moving up the chain
And to the flashy bathroom, he access now had gained
He entered it in conversation, with another suit
Putting down Dick Jones, as he was draining out his flute
Suddenly the bathroom, seemed more empty than before
A flushing sound, then Dick came out, to settle the old score
The suit right next to Morton, in panic so he fled
So quick to leave he missed the drain, and hit his pants instead
Not afraid of Dickie Jones, though he looked quite grim
Morton stayed to wash his hands, while Dick loomed over him
"When I was young and dumb", Dick treacherously smiled
"We called the Old Man funny names, but we did so with style"
"I contracted ED 209, who cares it worked or not!"
"To bad for you", Bob Morton Said, "the Old Man cared a lot"
Dick circled around Bob, and said "He is a sweet old man"
"But when he dies, in not too long, your job is in the can"
He grabbed Bob by the hair and growled "You really need to know"
"If you play with the piranha, you might lose more than a toe!"
A final warning Dick to Bob then ominously gave
"You better pray your robot monster does not misbehave!"
As he left, the shaking Morton almost hit the deck
For he could feel that bastard Dick, breathing down his neck
With Dicks final words, still ringing through the night
The metal man, in his chair, was having quite a fright
Semantic Response, or Dreaming, as it were
Images of family, and nasty men occur
The sensors and the gages, performed a hectic dance
Then suddenly he stood right up, as rigid as a lance
He purposefully left his chair, and headed for the door
While technicians all around, were confused and in uproar
Somewhere down the hallway, on his way outside
Lewis saw her chance, and fell in to his stride
She said "My name is Lewis", and then asked him for his name
She struggled how to tell him, he and Murphy were the same
With people closing in, time grew short and this she knew
She looked him squarely in the eye and told him "Murphy, it is you!"
It wasn't hard to tell, that he was taken quite aback
But instantly composed himself, for this he had a knack
"Somewhere crime is happening", he said and walked away
Bob Morton asked her all about it, later on that day
The metal man now aimlessly, was cruising through the streets
Like a man without a bed, but with millions of sheets
He knew he had to search, but for what he didn't know
So he rode on through the night, and it was lucky he did so
For a robbery in progress, turned out to be Emil
Taking petty cash, and also petrol he would steal
He asked his victim questions, taunting him for fun
He said "You think you're smart, but are you smarter than my gun?"
Robocop arrived, and told Emil how it would be
"Dead or alive, you are coming back with me"
Emil he stopped and stared, at this futuristic cop
He could have said "freeze" or "halt" or maybe even "stop"
But this sounded like the man, that they had shot a hundred times
So he raised his gun, deafened, by all the warning chimes
As he shot his gun, "We killed you" so he said
He said it one more time, and let out a blunt "You're dead!"
In shock as Robo was, he recorded nonetheless
What looked like a solution, to his identity's duress
But when mixing gas and bullets, a price you have to pay
The explosion shook the ground, as Emil he sped away
Engulfed inside exploding flames of burning gasoline
Robo shot the thug, or rather shot his speed machine
Emil crashed his bike, and Robo asked him "Who are you?"
But Emil could only groan, so Robo knew what he must do
In the records of police, he scanned faces from his dream
Soon he found Emil, and the others in his team
Under Clarence Boddicker, he found a golden clue
That which Lewis called him, when she said that "It is you"
Listed under victims, of Clarence murder spree
Was this Murphy really who he was supposed to be?
Apparently he once had lived somewhere on Primrose Lane
He knew he had to visit there, or else he'd go insane
Arriving at the house, he found it was for sale
The empty space inside, had air unused and stale
He staggered through the rooms, digging up his past
Clinging to the visions that, sadly wouldn't last
His unwanted predicament, raged inside his mind
The ones that were responsible, he now set out to find
Time was none to waste, so he arrested Leon Nash
"Lead me straight to Clarence, or you will be soundly thrashed!"
But for now, let's leave the metal cop to find his man
For Bob Morton had two women, nasty powder and a plan
With cocaine inside his nose, and filth inside his head
"Smart women are sexy", a drooling Morton said
His fumbling advance, was interrupted by the bell
"It must be the champagne", but outside awaited hell
The hell of Clarence Boddicker, toting a big gun
"Wenches please disperse" he said, and ruined Morton's fun
Bob Morton was outraged, embarrassed and quite scared
"Do you know who I am!", he yelled as loudly as he dared
Clarence, without speaking, a silencer produced
A sign not very good, this Bob Morton could deduce
And true it was, for Clarence shot him twice in every leg
In a pool of blood, for his life he had to beg
He was shown a message from Dick Jones who sneeringly was saying
"I guess about now you're on your knees, praying"
That Dick would go this far, Morton thought was quite absurd
"I'm cashing you out", said Dick the dangerously disturbed
To his horrid disbelief, Clarence held up a grenade
He pulled the pin and set it down, then a farewell bade
With bullet ridden legs, Morton's future now looked grim
The following explosion, tore his body limb from limb
We move ahead in time, maybe one or several days
Inside a cocaine factory, we for a while will stray
Machines packing wares, worth a billion and one dollar
Like an awful drug induced, Modern Times in Technicolor
The owner, a wine drinking pseudo snob named Sal
Was arguing with Clarence, they were not each other's pal
"You and me are both the same", but Clarence disagreed
"Lowering your price, is an advice that you should heed"
Said Sal: "I'm unsettled, by your powerful connections"
Clarence shrugged and said, "I don't care 'bout your objections"
Their argument, with shocking force, suddenly was halted
Someone didn't seem to care, the door was locked and bolted
When Robo entered, all sprung up, ready on the double
"Come with me", Robo said, "or there will be…trouble"
The shooting that ensued, resulted in the death
Of almost everyone, in the room that could draw breath
Saving Clarence to the end, (I'm sure this was his plan)
But he would do this by the book, and arrest this man
Thinking he was surely dead, Clarence started yelling
"There is a man of higher stature, this to you I'm telling!"
Squeezing Clarence throat, he could not resist the urge
Clarence let "It's Dick Jones!" be his final purge
Robo let it stop, at excruciating pain
And arrested Clarence, focus set on higher up the chain
At the murky precinct, the mood was far from bliss
When Robo turned in Clarence saying, "A cop killer he is"
With his evidence recorded, Clarence Greatest Hits
RoboCop set out to tear Dick Jones in tiny bits
What he really meant to do, was not to kill but to arrest
And this is where your memory, gets put to bitter test
Cause when Robo said to Dick, "To a prison you'll be taken"
Something inside Robo's head, was suddenly awaken
Cramping up in seizures, he stumbled to the ground
Making noises, like an awful grinding torture sound
Dick smiled and said "You want to know what's wrong with your condition?"
"It's called Directive Four, and is my personal addition"
"If I myself may say so, it is clever and a half"
"It prevents you from arresting senior members of our staff"
"We cannot have our product turn against us, that won't do"
"Now here is someone I would like to introduce to you"
Clonking noises, thunderous steps, and there was 209
The psychopathic robot, Dick insisted was just fine
"I killed Bob Morton, cause he made a terrible mistake"
Said Dick and stepped aside, to let his robot overtake
It's tempting to describe the match as equally teamed
But truth in here, must be told, RoboCop got creamed
Thrown from room to room by his opponent's firepower
It's safe to say he felt this might be his final hour
Dick called the police, when the fight got out of hand
"There's trouble in this house, send quickly every man!"
When Robo took the stairs, his violent fiend got stuck
Saved by bad design, and a healthy dose of luck
But his luck it runneth out, as he reached the bottom floor
Where soon he'd be the victim, of metal thrashing gore
A fully armed assault team, his arrival was awaiting
It seemed unfair that they, on RoboCop was hating
Fair or unfair, the mayhem soon commenced
But luckily for Robo, this garage was poorly fenced
Clambering away, struggling to escape
Fearing that he'd soon be held together by tape
Suddenly, a voice rang loudly through the air
"It's me! Lewis!" it said so very clear
Dodging many bullets, they sped hastily through the night
Partners in crime, a couple in flight
The place where they hid, was ironic to see
For it was the very place, where Murphy ceased to be
Clarence imprisonment, was readily forgotten
For in the state of Detroit, things were surely rotten
At the huge corner office, Clarence soon arrived
Where Dick Jones was angry, and loudly he cried
"You mentioned my name and involved me, you prick!"
Clarence said "Look at my face – Dick!"
"That thing, was trying to kill me dead!"
"He recorded" said Dick "everything that you said!"
"His memory is viable proof in court"
Clarence could only scoff and snort
Dick said to him "I need you to kill it"
"I trust that won't be a problem, will it"
"What's in it for me?" said Clarence the greedy
"This" said Dick "is a city much needy"
"I'll make sure for all needs, you're the man to call"
Said Clarence: "I guess we'll be friends after all"
At the hideout, Robo had opened the door
To a future where he would be Robo no more
Removing his helmet, shedding his skin
To show on the outside, who he was within
Though freakishly looking, it was easy to see
Who this machine, once used to be
Said Lewis: "It's nice to see you again"
Said Murphy: "My family, what happened to them?"
"They started over" she reluctantly said
And implied that his wife had, once again wed
"I can feel them" he said, voice fading away
"But cannot remember them, try as I may"
On through the night, Murphy pondered his sorrow
While downtown, armed and waiting on the morrow
Was Clarence and his band, of murderous scum
Thieving bastards, dangerously dumb
With guns replacing both brains and brawn
They set out to make Robo, dead by dawn
At the first sign of light, Lewis was woken
It seemed Murphy's aim, was somewhat broken
As intimate as ever, they were to be
She held his hand, and helped him see
Finished they were, luckily enough
When the hoodlums showed up, acting all tough
Out loud they laughed, amongst each other
And yelled "Where is that metallic mother!"
Murphy stepped out "Are you looking for me!"
And shot one of them dead, they were now only three
Leon on foot, and Clarence in his car
But Emil, with his van, would not go far
For he drove his van, with too much haste
And amazingly crashed, into toxic waste
Emil stumbled out, onto the street
A putrid, rotting, slab of meat
"Help me!" he wheezed and wailed his plea
And ironically so, for it was to be
That Clarence was chased, by Lewis the cop
His speed was such that he failed to stop
When Emil staggered out, right in his path
Like a bag full of slush, you do the math
Obscuring Clarence vision, did the melting man
Blindly Clarence swerved, and off the road he ran
He landed upside down, after soaring through the air
But I challenge you to think him dead - do it, I you dare
When Lewis stepped out from her car, Clarence then broke free
Gun in hand, several times shot her, so did he
Said Clarence: "Bye, bye baby", and aimed to show her heaven
But then Murphy shouted "Clarence!" in the hour of eleven
Said Murphy, as he neared: "This time I won't arrest"
Of Clarence's nerves this situation was a mighty test
But help would come from somewhere, high up in a crane
Where Leon Nash was ready, to on Robo make it rain
He pulled a lever making, a thousand tons of steel
Hitting Murphy where he it most certainly would feel
"I got him Clarence! I got him!" Nash shouted with delight
But Lewis with a rocket gun, had him in her sight
The explosion meant that Leon Nash, immediately scattered
This made Clarence quite upset, to him Nash had mattered
Angrily he grabbed a long piece of sharpened steel
And advanced on the robot, to seal his rotten deal
Quickly and brutally, so fought the two
Clarence ran RoboCop, all the way through
"Sayonara" he said, and aimed for the kill
But resourceful was Murphy, and strong he was still
As the bastard leaned forward, to scowl at him and gloat
Murphy reached up forcefully, and tore out Clarence throat
Clarence went down gargling, all over spewing blood
Making pools of ruby red, in the dark brown mud
Murphy his attention turned, to Lewis's plight
"Lewis!" he shouted, "tell me quick, are you all right?"
"Murphy!" she managed, with a voice of fear and stress
Then writhing in pain, let out "I am a mess!"
With bitterness Murphy's voice, sullenly did ring
When he said "They'll fix you, they'll fix most anything"
Meanwhile in the boardroom, where poor Kinney was slain
The Old Man's fading interest, was going down the drain
Dick Jones was speaking proudly, certain he had won
Now that all things Morton, was finally undone
When the doors flung open, and Murphy stepped inside
Everybody turned, and Dick Jones's eyes grew wide
"How may we help you officer?" The Old Man said with tact
"Dick Jones is wanted for murder", stated Murphy as a fact
"That thing", Jones fretted "is a violent psychopath"
He was profoundly sweating, as if he'd had a bath
"The programming I have, locked inside my head"
"Forbids me to take action", Murphy calmly said
It seemed The Old Man asked, with high hopes and expectations
"Do you perhaps have proof, of these serious accusations?"
Dick Jones watched in horror that which Murphy had recorded
It was himself admitting, that he Mortons death had ordered
(If this you don't remember, retrace your steps you can
No shame in having a two-year-olds, defunct attention span)
In panic Jones decided, this was no longer fun
He grabbed The Old Man, at his head pointing a big gun
"I'll board a chopper with my hostage!" Jones proclaimed out loud
It almost seemed the stupid man, of his plan was proud
Maybe Murphy counted, on The Old Man's mind
To be one of the sharp, awake and puzzle solving kind
The Old Man's clever head, one simply must admire
When he bellowed loudly, that "Dick! You are FIRED!"
With an electronic bleep, Directive Four was gone
Now Dick Jones was valued, even lower than a pawn
"Thank you" Murphy said, as content as one could be
The Old Man threw his elbow back, and easily was free
Dick Jones could only stand there, paralyzed with fear
Naked in the headlights, like a frozen deer
Within a millisecond or maybe three or four
Murphy's bullets all the way through Jones's body tore
He staggered backwards, through the window, falling to his death
Screaming all the way, until he bashed right out of breath
Murphy spun his gun, and began to walk away
But stopped and turned his head, when he heard The Old Man say
"Very nifty shooting son, tell me, what's your name?"
This was the moment after which, none would be the same
Pride and joy and sense of self, filled his wired head
He looked The Old Man in the eye, "Murphy" he then said
The crescendo of the music, leads us to believe
That everything is well enough, for us to finally leave
Knowing that the city is protected by the best
We bid farewell to Murphy, and Lewis and the rest
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I love to write, and I do so frequently. Like everyone else in the free world I have a blog,
in which I pester my friends and family (the only ones nice enough to read it) with whatever
pops into my head. Funny thoughts, angry tantrums, painful recollections......or Movie related texts!
Because as much as I love to write, I love movies even more! On average I probably watch
two or three movies every week, and I constantly use my blog to write about them, be they
remarkably good – or horrendously bad. I have written movie reviews on a more or less
professional level, and even though I sometimes thrived in trashing a particularly bad piece
of cinema, or in passionately trying to get others to see a movie I had fallen in love with,
I find the blog (or column) format, in which one can seemingly without restriction ramble on
about whatever comes to mind, much more enjoyable.
About RoboCop: The Bed Time Story
Let's get the important stuff over with right away!
This is nothing more than fan fiction and it is in no way affiliated with anyone involved
in the creation of RoboCop. No ownership is assumed, no infringement is intended.
So, however does one get the idea to take a violent piece of science-fiction cinema,
and rewrite it as a rhyming bed time story? Besides being a huge RoboCop fan,
two people in particular have been major sources of inspiration.
-The first person is film maker and screenwriter Adam Bertocci, who one day decided to write
a play manuscript called Two Gentlemen Of Lebowski, an exploration in what it would have looked
like had William Shakespeare written the The Cohen Brothers fabulous piece of cinematic art;
The Big Lebowski. Bertocci's fascinating manuscript, in which he bent the words of a contemporary
movie to fit the world of Shakespeare, was a tough read (especially for someone not used to
reading Shakespeare), but intoxicating nonetheless!
Shortly after having read it, I began writing RoboCop: The Bed Time Story.
-The second person is my friend, Daniel, who first made me aware of Adam Bertocci's play manuscript.
Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner wrote a screenplay, and in 1987 director Paul Verhoeven
turned it into the movie RoboCop. The movie is today considered a cult classic (and has probably
been so ever since its release). It is a violent science fiction tale, jam packed with social criticism
and cynical predictions of things to come. Today it is a harsh reality check, for anyone
who back in 1987 thought the world was going to be a more peaceful place in the future!
We are, in 2010, frighteningly close to RoboCop's 23 year old vision of "violence in the future".
With that in mind, I found it only fitting to have a go at replacing the princesses,
the wicked witches and all the other cutesy bed time story items…with some blood soaked
violence, tragic loss of identity and victory through vengeance and gunfire.
To RoboCop fans and nitpickers out there:
I have worked very hard to keep RoboCop: The Bed Time Story as close to the original as possible,
but when I was unable to do that – I at least tried to stay true to its spirit!
So, I am very much aware that I have taken liberties with everything from big and small
details in the story, to lines uttered by the characters in it, but I will simply call this artistic license.
Sometimes I had to omit certain things, or twist them slightly, to make the rhyming just a little bit easier.
Same goes for the lines, not only did I need to change things because I intended to cut/replace
the curse words, I was also very often forced to either bend the words, twist the order of them
or just boil down an entire conversation to a few paragraphs, or even words.
But, whenever I could use a line quoted verbatim, I have done so (and been overjoyed at my own cleverness)!
RoboCop: The Bed Time Story © 2010 Mikael Karlsson
Contact info: ralph_ hinkley (AT) (mostly in Swedish)
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