Monday, June 20, 2011

A Little Given Take

[Extracted from the files of Mark Time P.I.]


It is impossible to comprehend the lives of others.
We attempt to understand others by creating an other within ourselves; an avatar; a lens; a mirror with which to observe ourselves in a favourable light.
“You promised me, Mr Time, that you would not take me for a fool.”
“If you were a fool, Mrs Geranium, I would not be taking you for anything,” I handed her the dossier which stacked up a considerable amount of rather ugly evidence against her husband, “My accountant will send you the bill.”

4 comments:

Harlequin said...

Mr. Time is one smooth operator.... how does he come up with these impressive and suave bon mots??

love your characters, btw...

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: yes, Mr Time makes it all appear so easy - he's a smooth talking bastard ;)

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Smooth talking bastard.
Heh.
Got me grinning like an escaped lab monkey on the pull.

(on the pull=Thief)

Pisces Iscariot said...

Lobe: get those monkeys back in the cage!