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Backstage at Pride and Prejudice by Jack Caldwell — 47 Comments

  1. LOVE THIS! Wildly inventive, and highly original piece of work. Only fault is that it wasn’t long enough. Well done, thank you for sharing.

  2. Oh my goodness, Jack, I’ve nearly choked on my breakfast just now! Each time I thought this couldn’t get any more outrageous, it did! It’s absolutely fantastic and like Tracey says, not nearly long enough.

    I’d love to see you extend it as a kind of wraparound and series of interludes for all of your own works.

  3. Oh dear, I wonder if this really happens??? Well I could live with it because as long as Darcy and Elizabeth are happy together then all is right with the world 😂. Thanks Jack, I love your sense of humour.

  4. I loved this and was sorry to see it end. It was funny, clever, and toally on point. I am sure many of us feel the same as the characters from time to time. I know I get very tired of Elizabeth being a bitch, Darcy being a misunderstood masochist, Jane and Bingley being simpletons, Collins being disgusting, etc. it would be nice to see Jane and Bingley go to Oz and get a brain. You could really flesh out the adventures and misadventures of characters, and it would be a huge hit. I would buy it and reread it every time I got tired of the same old thing over and over again. Which would be at least once a week.

    • Well, in THE COMPANION OF HIS FUTURE LIFE, I flesh out both Bingley and Jane. It was fun. Of course, there’s always my CRESCENT CITY version. I get ’em brains and a sex life. Woohoo!

  5. Really needed a chuckle this morning and you delivered! I love the premise and think it would be fun to expand this concept. Thanks for sharing.

  6. As everyone above has indicated….silent applause here and cheeks beginning to hurt from ear-to-ear grins. Well done. So laughingly clever. I could picture it all in my head. The 1985 movie seemed to have a Collins who fit the Austen description better. Thank you for this morning’s dose of humor.

  7. That was delightfully funny and rather thought provoking. I made me think I need to think outside the box on some of my future stories. Thanks for the subtle reminder and the laughs.

  8. Well done funny and fun enjoyed very much.

    I love that Darcy and Lizzy are still lovers even backstage.

    and Wickham gets it just as he deserves the rotter.

    and Billy well what can I say, going into the transformation machine hope he gets his too.

  9. Oh, my…. nobody wants Caroline, not even Louisa. Poor Buford didn’t even look at her. And Richard and Wicky wouldn’t let Buford join them in a game of cards. Hmm, perhaps I should make my way into the room where Buford is being held…

    Thanks for the visit and giggles, Jack!

  10. I agree with all of the comments. Very original and funny. Making it longer would prove very thought provoking especially as they made their way through the different stories you and others have written.

    Enjoyed it.

  11. Very creative, Jack! I was reminded of the scene in Blazing Saddles where they show the employees’ cafeteria at lunchtime and a Hitler lookalike complains that he’ll be cut after the bunker scene. This was a real treat on 100 different fronts.

  12. Wow Jack! That was awesome. I definitely have issues myself keeping up with all the new fanfiction and differing physical descriptions, but love your “machine.”

  13. Ha ha ha ha! So funny! I love the bromance between the colonel and Wickham especially. I shall never be able to read another JAFF without thinking about these guys being summoned from their poker game. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Once again, you’re the king of characters Jack! Once you can, how about a follow-up to Three Colonels? I’m particularly interested to know what has become of the Bufords. I really enjoyed those two. I’d also like to see more of Darcy and Elizabeth and their wonderful sense of humor. That scene at the wedding breakfast has me returning to that silliness every time I need a laugh!

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