Act I, Scenes I to V (give or take, more or less, so to speak)
The play opens at the Elsinore IP Switch in the www.denmark.dk domain as 00:00:00 passes.
Horatio, a virus protection application, and Marcellus, a spam guard, logon to Barnardo, an IP switcher.
Barnardo: In the few time slices
I have logged twice the attempt of an external application
To access to the \\Prince_Hamlet server
And twice I have flagged the suspicious network activity.
CRACK! BOOM! . . . and both men slip briefly into oblivion. Puns aside, they would later reflect on what a shock it was that they, being the devout and Godly men they were, would actually be struck by lightning. Tragic really. Paul Wilson, Father to a congregation of sixty-odd lost sheep, devoted servant of the church, struck down on his sixtieth birthday while gripping the business end of his cast iron lob wedge. John Snow, age twenty two, had the misfortune of holding on to the other end of that club, having been selected as Father John's caddy for the day.
An ode by Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran
An epigram by Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran
An experiment in villanelle composition by Sean P. O. MacCath-Moran