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MMA SQUARED: Gorey MMA, an alphabet of creepy curiosities

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Following in the tradition of the illustrator Edward Gorey, a ghoulish collection of our own.

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Hello friends, I’ve got a new treat for you. There is a classic book by Edward Gorey that “tells the tale of 26 children (each representing a letter of the alphabet) and their untimely deaths in rhyming dactylic couplets, accompanied by the author’s distinctive black and white illustrations. It is one of Edward Gorey’s best-known books, and is the most notorious amongst his roughly half-dozen mock alphabets. It has been described as a “sarcastic rebellion against a view of childhood that is sunny, idyllic, and instructive.”

To understand where we are heading take a look at the original book here.

Now in these dark days of both the world and MMA, I thought it would be fun to tell our own dark funny stories, one letter at a time.

So welcome to the Gorey MMA Alphabet, shall we begin?

A is for Andy whose leg snapped in half

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Take care of yourself and I’ll B with you tomorrow.