Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Female Revolt of 1812



The Decemberist Revolt took place during the month of December in 19th century Russia when 3,000 soldiers protested Nicholas I's assumption of the throne on the first day of his reign.  He quickly squashed the revolt, but it impacted his regime as he went on to rule with an iron fist.

For the weekend challenge, we're asking you to write exactly 33 words about rebellion and/or revolt.  Interpret it as you will, just keep it to 33 words.
 


He had intended to march proudly for the rebellion.

Unfortunately, Oliver was killed by the violent shrapnel that flew as thousands of well-fed women simultaneously snipped the suffocating metal stays on their corsets.

15 comments:

  1. That was excellent. Poor Oliver, he was trying

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  2. Well, those valiant soldiers must bear ALL the risks of war. I love this!

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    1. Do corsets qualify as WMDs? I think so!

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  3. Woo hoo! Free at last!!! Hate those things. Love this 33.

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  4. Love it. Great images here! I think this is a great little story. :D

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  5. I like the idea of corsets, just not the execution. Confining, suffocating whale bones? Not my cup of tea. But the pretty ribbons and silhouettes make for a nice image (though most beauty is only skin deep...)

    Poor Oliver. :(

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  6. Yay for getting rid of corsets. Sorry Oliver had to go that way, though!

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  7. I. FREAKING. LOVED. THIS.
    oh I have missed you my friend, and I am so glad that you I clicked today.
    My feminist heart just BEAT so loudly and proudly for YOU.
    xoxo

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  8. That is a great image. I love it!

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  9. LOL. Way to paint a feminist rebellion. (oops.)

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  10. One of my favorites. I like the historical interplay and the nods to today. well done. excellent 33

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