The Untimely Demise of Wilbur, the Pig from Charlotte's Web

I once entered a little contest for which the prompt was to write an obituary for a famous literary character. Word limit: seventy-five words. Here's my entry, coming in just under the line at seventy-four words:

Wilbur, one terrific pig, has died. He was slaughtered--a case of mistaken identity. Wilbur is survived by Charlotte's grandchildren, some sheep, a goose, and a rat. Uncle Homer expresses his sympathy to all Wilbur's friends for the sorriest mistake he ever did make. Folks wanting to pay their respects are invited to the viewing and reception at Uncle Homer's house Sunday afternoon. One terrific ham will be served, along with all the trimmings.

10 comments:

Pastrami said...

Cute funny and just a tad spiteful, I love it!

Sharon Mayhew said...

Loved it! Happy Thanksgiving!

Anna said...

Haha! Oh dear...

Danette Haworth said...

Hee-hee!

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad I don't really like ham. I'll just have a few slices please.

Rick said...

Ouch! (But fun)

courtney summers said...

Aaah! I feel wrong for laughing, but laugh I did! Hah!

Deidra said...

That is delightful! :)

Wild About Words said...

That was hilarious!

Chris Eldin said...

AHAHAH! You are so bad.
;-)

Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!!