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by on June 23, 2012

Blind serenity. Unchecked power.

A whispering fear, a love that shouldn’t be.

A friend who isn’t. Galaxy-shattering betrayal.

Empire rising. Stars dying. Still, hope.

Not a hint of Binks.

Better than the movie.


This post was written for the Trifecta Writing Challenge weekend prompt, which was to retell your favorite book in 33 words. I found it hard to pick my favorite book, but one of my favorites is the audiobook version of Matthew Stover’s novelization of Revenge of the Sith. He writes it in such a way that you understand far more about why the Jedi lost to the Sith, and why Anakin fell in particular. General Grievous is considerably more intimidating in the audiobook, as the narrator wisely decides not to voice him as though he were suffering from allergies, which is how he sounded in the movie. Also, not only isn’t there Binks, there also isn’t that line about Anakin holding Padme by the lake on Naboo. The dialogue is rather improved, I think.


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  1. I like the flow of the words here.

  2. trifectawriting permalink

    Thanks so much for linking up with Trifecta this week. The first few lines of this read like poetry, but I have to say that you won me over with your disdain for Binks. Great job with the prompt–funny and original.

    Hope you’ll come back on Monday for the 33rd Challenge Celebration.

    • I’ll definitely try for that; I may not hit all the prompts but I have ideas about one or two. 🙂

  3. Nice. And I have no trouble believing all of that storyline could be way more convincing in a book and without the presence of Hayden Christiansen!

    • Oh, indeed. The narrator’s voice sounds similar to Hayden’s, but that’s about the only similarity.

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