A Literary Limerick: The Seneca Scourge


Today’s Music: Glenn Morisson ft. Islove – Goodbye
*Note on today’s music: Song picked by today’s Limerickee*

Carrie Rubin’s – Doctor, Mother, Chronicler of all things offal – published her first novel a while ago, The Seneca Scourge, combining medicine, science fiction, a bit of romance and more into a great storyline.
The heroine, Dr. Sydney McKnight has to juggle a viral outbreak, pressure from her boss, and a new co-worker who she really doesn’t trust. Carrie brings all these threads together in a delightful read that I really enjoyed. At no point did the medical jargon throw me out of the story, and from the way she wrote it, I didn’t expect the twist at all. I don’t want to give it away (because Carrie may beat me up), but it was brought together in a way that served the story and brought it all to a satisfying conclusion.

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And it’s my pleasure (burden?) to present The Seneca Scourge in Limerick form.
(Please don’t let the horror of my wordplay reflect on the book at all, and I hope you all grab a copy of her book and enjoy!)

The Seneca Scourge
Two doctors both seeking a cure.
But is one of his motives impure?
His secret she finds,
Leaves her of two minds.
But can they find peace in the…fu-ture?

Trust me, the book is definitely better than the limerick.
So go say hi to Carrie, and then go read her book!

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87 responses to “A Literary Limerick: The Seneca Scourge

  1. I bought and READ Seneca Scourge. It was a page-turner. I really loved it and highly recommend it to anybody looking for their next book.
    In addition to being a good yarn-spinner, Carrie has a rare gift for a doctor — she speaks/writes in English — no translations needed on the medical stuff.

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  2. Good job on profiling Carrie. And your limerick leaves me speechless, Guap. You’re welcome.

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  3. The premise of her book is definitely intriguing– think I’ll check
    it out.

    I’m jealous of your limerick-writing skills, Guap. That’s one medium I’ve never been able to do well. I think I need lessons.

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    • Hey, if you ever want lessons in how not to do them, I’ve got a whole bunch you can read as examples!

      Carrie’s book was a fun yarn. I hope you enjoy it.

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      • Awesome! I’m in. (wink) They’re probably great and funny, ya crazyhead.

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        • I have a tab at the top – Limerick.
          So far I’ve mangled Harry Potter (all 7), Star Wars (hey there were novelizations of them!) – but just the three good movies, The Fountainhead, and another blogger’s book – H.E. Ellis, The Gods of Asphalt, and I think I did the Hobbit at some point.

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  4. My wife (the avid fiction reader) read it, and enjoyed it very much!

    Two are drawn by the lure for a cure
    But encounter a journey of unsure.
    There’s no need to be wary
    Because along comes someone named Carrie
    Who delivers the cure for the scourge for sure.

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  5. Sounds intriguing. Your limerick baits story for sure…sorry, had to.

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  6. Yes! I loved this book. Great review.

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  7. I have no time for funning,
    Nor reading nor writing nor punning.
    I’m moving you see and beg you to be
    Agonizingly yet sympathetically caring
    As Carrie is witty and writing-ly cunning.

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    • Me thinks you doth protest too much –
      It’s clear you have a wordmaster’s touch.
      Your phrases cavort,
      And provide such good sport.
      Like bunnies, hoppin’ round in a hutch.

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  8. What a treat to start my day with, Guap. Thank you!! Loved your limerick, and I’m so happy you enjoyed the book. I hope you were wearing a Hawaiian shirt when you read it.

    You are a gem to post this, and I am beyond appreciative for you spreading the word about my book. Have a good one!

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  9. Bought it, read it, loved it. Love her!

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  10. I can imagine the synapses snapping on that last line!

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  11. Here’s an Easter limerick I wrote last year.

    Hung on a cross by decree.
    Romans pounded the nails in with glee.
    Well, that really sucks.
    I loaned him $10 bucks!
    First resurrect, then repay me.

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    • You’ll be a big hit with that in your stand up act.
      IN HELL!!!

      Now I have to come up with one to match…
      A victim of mans bias and fear –
      The son that god held so dear.
      His voice more felt than heard,
      They leaned in for his word,
      Paul! I can see your house from here!

      His sacrifice doth please us.
      Our emotions do seize us.
      And with eggs dyed and pretty
      and homilies so witty,
      We await the rise of Zombie Jesus.

      I’d like a window seat on the flight to hell please.

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      • The gauntlet is thrown across the interwebs. Here you go. It’s my last one so enjoy it.

        There once was a prophet named Christ.
        On a cross he was soon sacrificed.
        Will he come back?
        From being whacked?
        As a man or a poltergeist?

        The rhyme is kind of a stretch but not the worst I ever heard. That would be Gloria Estefan’s 80’s hit Conga in which she rhymed “conga” with “longer”, i.e., “longa.” For real.

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  12. She’s awesomesauce – I loved her book!!!

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  13. You are good at these

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  14. This title has been circulating in my blogging circles and since I trust my ‘blogddies’ (that’s blog for buddies), I’m going to have to check it out for myself! Congratulations to Carrie! :)

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  15. Love the limerick contest. Great stuff. ;-)

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  16. Awww, this swell, Guapo! I loved Carrie’s book.

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  17. Such an honour to have you write a limerick on this :D. Good one, especially the fu-ture! ;)

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  18. Thank you, Guap, for the reminder about Carrie’s book, I have meant to get it for a while now! And I loved the limerick…

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  19. Hysterical… and thanks… heading to Amazon to grab yet another book… =)

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  20. Carrie’s a great writer and blogger.
    Pretty soon you can expect publisher calls asking for limericks for their book covers. Nicely done!

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  21. I just wanted to stop back and thank your commenters for their kind words about my book. Such nice people. :)

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  22. whiteladyinthehood

    It WAS a great book! (loved the limerick)

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  23. Now that sounds like a fun book, I will have to check that out. Thanks for the tip, Guap.

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  24. I LOVE Carrie and need to get her book today! And your limerick was fabulous : )

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  25. Adding to my Must Read list… thanks for sharing it! I will leave it at that, I have no limerick writing skills, though I’m impressed with yours (especially your Easter limerick, hilarious!)

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  26. My favourite joke that I did hear,
    The one that brought a mirthful tear,
    Was, when atop the hill,
    Jesus called and said, you dill,
    I can see your house from here.

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  27. Nice Limerick, but the book is definitely better. ;-)

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  28. Pity about the limerick, El G, but the book sounds fascinating. I will investigate further. :)

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  29. Excellent job profiling Carrie. I loved this book! :D

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  30. I haven’t read the novel, but I’ve visited Carrie’s blog and it’s excellent. I’ll add The Seneca Scourge to my reading list.

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  31. Already on my TBR list!

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  32. Wonderful! Something to look forward to.

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