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.”


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.
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!