Almost Forgot! #1LinerWeds

Here it is, almost Easter, and I forgot to post anything about the season!

Have you ever seen LADYHAWKE? Well, DO! Young Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer, and Michelle Pfeiffer, with John Wood chewing the furniture as the lustful Bishop. Nice special effects, for the time.

And the writing! Oh, the writing! What could have been a turgid and forsoothly slodge of nobility is redeemed by Broderick’s fourth-wall-breaking asides and other interjections of period reality checks.

Broderick has been told to take the wounded enchanted hawk to a disgraced priest, played by the magnificent Leo McKern. McKern is delighted to see a visitor with dinner in hand. Broderick protests that they can’t eat that bird. To which McKern’s priest replies:

This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s weekly blog hop, One-Liner Wednesday. If you have a one-liner or just like them, follow the link.

A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Do any of your characters give up anything for Lent? If so, what?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Almost Forgot! #1LinerWeds

  1. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    March 27, 2019 at 6:14pm

    You are officially a Kindred Spirit. I can watch Ladyhawke any time. Broderick is amazing, as are Hauer and Pfeiffer – I can’t even pick among the three. McKern is the comic relief (as always), but the plot limits him well.

    It’s just so full of beautiful moments.

    I’d rather they had picked something other than electric guitars for the soundtrack, but I’ve learned to live with it.

    And the end is so amazing – they cart me away sniveling like Mouse.

    LOVE it.

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      Marian Allen

      March 28, 2019 at 8:26am

      Yes, ma’am, yes, ma’am! So many priceless scenes. Makes me happy, just to think of it. 🙂

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