Writing My Life

Now and Then

… 50-word “Gatsby” fiction: Jordan and Nick …


Note: Today the WordPress daily prompt intrigued me: “If you could be part of any fictional universe, what would it be? And why? (For example Star Wars, Mad Men, Hamlet, etc.)”

I thought about it throughout the day and decided upon the fictional universe of The Great GatsbyRather than list possible reasons for that choice – the fashions, the conflicted post-World War I era, the intriguing but shallow characters, etc. – I am choosing to enter the universe via my 50-word fiction. So I climbed into the minor-major character Jordan Baker’s psyche to visit Fitzgerald’s literary Jazz-age world.



I rather resent Daisy’s crusade in finding me a suitable man.

I suppose she distrusts my taste in the male species. Understandable. 

I don’t trust myself – in anything.

Tonight Cousin Nick is the lamb to be sacrificed upon the altar of Jordan’s respectability.

I pray I don’t like the fellow. 

Author: rbs

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4 thoughts on “… 50-word “Gatsby” fiction: Jordan and Nick …

  1. You need to see “Midnight in Paris” — so good! It’s a Woody Allen movie – but I really liked it! Your post reminded me of it. I think you’d love it — lots of literary inside jokes. I got some of them… 🙂 I LOVE The Great Gatsby… one of the very few I read all the way through in school. 🙂

    • YaY! So glad you checked out this mini-story. I really like this one for some reason. I think Jordan might have entertained thoughts like these. Do you? =)

      • Oh Absolutely!!! In fact, I think most have who have been repeatedly lined up! I love the “sacrificing on the altar of Jordan’s respectability.” Such a good line!!!!!!!

  2. It’s been over 20 years since I read this novel, so I must go back and read it again. I was in high school. I love that era and I very much enjoyed your mini-story. Nice take on the prompt!

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