Monday’s Child

I’m a little late on this one, since I was traveling, but I had a flash (< 1,000 words) story come out last month in Flash in a Flash, which publishes a number of flash stories each month. You can get them e-mailed to you, or you can see them on-line, although I think there is a fee to see them early.


The story is based on the traditional poem Monday’s Child:

Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace.
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go.
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living.
And the child born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, good and gay.

Apparently, Wednesday Addams was named from the poem–in the cartoon, she didn’t have a name, but she needed one for the TV show. Charles Addams mentioned this to someone at a party, and she suggested the character should be called Wednesday, because Wednesday’s child is full of woe.

I was just wondering what would happen if there was a family where each child was named for a day of the week, and whether the children would conform to the stereotypes or rebel against them.

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