Monday, 22 April 2013

Photo Prompt: DIALOGUE

The writing prompt is to write the dialogue between Edward and the face. In your piece the face does not necessarily have to be saying 'evil' things. It might function as a conscience or they could have two very different personalities....and what would ensue.
The curious case of Edward Mordake is very poignant and sad.

"He was a man that lived in the 19th century and was born with an odd deformity. He had an extra face on the back of his head which was able to laugh or cry, although there isn’t any proof that it actually expressed these emotions. He committed suicide when he was 23 and lived totally isolated for most part of his life." (from website, see link below).

Edward Mordake - Was he truly real?

"Apparently [the face] smiled when he cried and the eyes followed the movements of people around him. 

"Another interesting but highly implausible thing was the fact that the face seemed to be speaking, but nothing could be heard. However, Edward could hear what it was saying and he begged the doctors to remove the face from his head because it talked to him forever about 'things from hell.'  But the surgeons refused to remove it because it was too risky.

"[Edward] used poison to commit suicide and asked in his suicide letter that the face would be removed before burial 'lest it continues its dreadful whisperings in my grave.'"

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