Odd Trio Redux: French Game


Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria

Portrait of Marie-Antoinette of Austria (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Finished cake with roses

Finished cake with roses (Photo credit: sylvar)

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, an...

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, and was a prominent and very prolific philosopher of the Enlightenment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Voltaire fought intolerance and fanaticism, and was a prominent and very prolific philosopher of the Enlightenment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Time for another Odd Trio prompt: write a post about any topic you want, in whatever form or genre, but make sure it features a slice of cake, a pair of flip-flops, and someone old and wise.


Let them eat cakeMarie Antoinette supposedly said

And that’s what triggered the French revolution.

Not true, but a great quote and story,

Justifying “Off with their heads.”

And the use of the guillotine.

They couldn’t really flip-flop in those days,

That was their cause, their commitment.

The hungry peasants waged war,

at the ‘behest‘ of Voltaire and Rousseau,

men both old and wise.

And the bloodiest revolt of that century,

produced the French republic,

a beacon of hope for America!

Oh, I love thee, Statue of Liberty!

~Linus Fernandes

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