from the introduction to Golden Ticket, an homage collection of Shakespearean sonnets which revisit the characters like Charlie and the happenings at the Chocolate Factory. The sonnets are divided into sections of Milk (innocence), Dark (cultural commentary/satire) and Hot (a sexual story in sonnets of Slugworth’s industrial spy and Willy Wonka):
You hold in your hand a ticket to the complex truth of a chocolate factory, the milk and the dark – even the hot chocolate of life. This truth in gold binding will open for you when you are ready. Like children, we begin with the milk for our comfort. Some may stop there. The truly evolved and brave tour further — farther than you ever dreamed to go, busting through paper and leather bindings of stories familiar to our wide child eyes to the decadence of dark dangerous secrets of a life we are finally ready to taste.
Taste a sampling of sonnets from Golden Ticket
from Lumiere Review, reprinted from Neologism
Words About Golden Ticket from others:
Some art by Amy Suzanne:
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