A fictional newsletter from the era of Tybalt and Mercutio about their demise.

The big news in Verona today is the death of both Mercutio, who was kinsmen to the prince himself, and was slain by Tybalt, and also the death of Tybalt, cousin to Juliet of the Capulet family. Tybalt was murdered by Romeo.

Mercutio was killed earlier today by Tybalt when they engaged in a duel. The duel was fairly peaceful until Romeo interfered and got in Mercutio’s way and Tybalt accidentally stabbed Mercutio in the chest, and while all Mercutio’s friends laughed and joked he slowly died while everyone watched. Soon after Mercutio was killed Romeo chased after Tybalt and challenged him to a duel and murdered Tybalt when Tybalt fell onto Romeo’s sword!

With two people already dead in one day the Prince has declared that Romeo’s blood shall not be spilled but he shall be banished instead, the only problem is that Romeo’s is in hiding and his whereabouts at the moment are a mystery.

With the two families already at each others throats, it’s anyone’s guess how they will react. They could either settle it at this and agree that enough blood has been spilt on all sides, or they could decide to try to slaughter the other’s entire family!

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  • Allison Jae on Aug 31, 2008

    Nice add in to the famous Shakespearean play. Quite entertaining. Fine job.

  • will smeith on Dec 17, 2009

    nice job on news report bravo

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