ByCaroline O'Donoghue

Caroline is an Irish writer living in London. She is the editor of Work in Prowess and is known mostly for her work on dachshunds.

  1. The author apologises that these alternate plot lines are almost entirely based on the movie versions of these books, watched feverishly during an 18 hour flight over approx. 16 airplane desserts. The author's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    Mary, The Secret Garden

    After an adolescence of playing Dickon and Colin off of one another (in exchange for pony rides and handmaid gowns, respectively) Mary and Dickon finally…

  2. Caroline O'Donoghue's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    When I was in college, my University allowed me the option of studying several film history courses. If you're nodding, that is because you also did an English degree, and half of the reason why you did it was because they promised you there would be film history courses, or art courses, or another kind of course that you didn't have

  3. This very strange thing originally appeared on Work in Prowess. If you could be a superhero, what kind of superhero would you be? If I were a superhero, I would be a superhero that lived in Boston, Massachusetts. Once you hear the rest of my superhero plan, the Boston, Massachusetts thing will make perfect sense. Actually, scrap that: it makes perfect sense for the next superhero franchise to be in Boston. I get the…

  4. The summer Adam took a job at the Department of Examinations and Standards was the same his friends had started working for free. People were kinder than they had to be. They looked into their wines and said "Well at least it's writing." “Writing” in italics. "At least it's honest." He had replied, more than once, and had then excused himself to go stand in the bathroom. "Honest" in bold. The places his friends were…