Glass — 4 of 25

Emily Short

Release 1

Section 2 - Something to Talk About

[Here we assemble all the subjects one might discuss:]

The king's health is a subject. Understand "father's" or "father" or "king" or "ailing" or "sickness" or "doctor" or "kingdom" or "spanish doctor" as the king's health. The king's health suggests heirs. Understand "heir" and "succession" and "inheritance" and "prince" as heirs. Heirs suggests the marriage. Marriage suggests the ball. Understand "rumors" and "woman" and "lady" and "bride" and "wife" and "princess" and "face" as marriage. The ball suggests the shoe. Understand "terrace" or "chaperone" or "chaperones" or "impropriety" or "mask" or "masquerade" as the ball.

Understand "glass" or "slipper" or "glassy" or "glinting" or "pocket" or "boot" or "boots" or "laces" or "bootlaces" or "ankle" or "heel" or "toe" or "foot" as the shoe. The shoe suggests Cinderella. Understand "cinders" or "cindy" as Cinderella.

Theo is a subject. Understand "Theodora" as Theo. Lucinda is a subject. Understand "Lucy" as lucinda. Theo and Lucinda suggest heirs. Understand "children" or "child" or "offspring" or "baby" or "babies" or "siblings" or "family" as heirs. Stepmother is a subject. Understand "lady" or "old lady" or "stepmother" or "mother" or "mom" or "harridan" as the old lady. Stepmother suggests heirs.

Love suggests marriage. Understand "ladies" or "smoochies" or "seduction" or "romance" or "heart" or "hearts" or "cupid" or "kiss" or "romantic" as love. Blood is a subject. Understand "pain" or "cut" or "dripping" or "drenched" or "sliced" or "slicing" or "knife" as blood. Understand "pillow" as blood when Lucinda Endgame is happening.

Magic is a subject. Understand "enchantment" or "glamour" or "glamor" or "magical" or "crime" or "death" or "witch" or "witchcraft" as magic. Magic suggests the ball. Understand "departure" or "midnight" as magic when Fitting is happening.

God is a subject. God suggests the marriage. Understand "church" or "christ" or "jesus" or "christian" or "religion" or "faith" or "theology" or "theological" as god. Birds is a subject. Understand "bird" or "parrot" or "me" or "polly" or "alex" as the birds.

Rule for printing the name of birds while constructing the status line:

say "you"

Rule for printing the name of birds when mentioning birds:

say "[nice word] bird"

[Here we establish where the conversation starts and where it is going during the first segment:]

The current subject is health. The last subject is a subject that varies. The last subject is health.

The target subject is a subject that varies. The target subject is shoe.