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This was my entry for Microcosms Fiction on the 13th of January.

The prompt was:

Character: songwriter/ Setting: village/ Genre: aga saga

Beautiful Disaster

Ronel Janse van Vuuren

The music flowed through me, making me want to grab the nearest musical instrument and start playing. Or perhaps sing. Though the last usually got me chased from the village by young mothers.

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I honestly had no idea what this aga saga thing was. So I Googled it. This is what Wikipedia had to say:

The Aga saga is a subgenre of the family saga of literature. The genre is named for the AGA cooker, a type of stored-heat oven that came to be popular in medium to large country houses in the UK after its introduction in 1929. It refers primarily to fictional family sagas dealing with British “middle-class country or village life”.[1] The nickname “Aga saga” is sometimes used condescendingly about this type of fiction.[2] The term was incorporated into the Oxford Companion to English Literature in 2000.


I think I did it okay. The judge’s favourite line was: Or perhaps sing. Though the last usually got me chased from the village by young mothers.

I listened to Kelly Clarkson’s Beautiful Disaster while writing this, thinking how that could be this songwriter.

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What do you think? I have no idea if this was really an aga saga… At least I had fun with it 😉

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