A Flower-Eat-Flower World

“This heist is a #gamble,” she said, pulling her hair into a #ponytail. “We won’t have the #luxury of time, and we’ll have to be dead #silent.” “It won’t #bloom for another ten years, and I’ll never finish #graduate school without a corpse flower.” Botany, she thought. Who knew.

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Ships and Shoes and Sealing Wax?

“It is a #conundrum,” he said, spinning a #coin on the table. “Like the #walrus or the carpenter.” “What?” He shook his head pityingly. “Your profile said you liked poetry.” “Bathroom!” I left the “#high-profile attorney” to his fancy coffee and slipped out the back door.

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Check That Island Off The List

“Come on, #open the train #window. It’s a #barrier to having a good #palaver.” “Well, yes, you’re going into #exile.” “Don’t be #stern. I had no idea your #culture was so unreasonable.” “He shouldn’t have grabbed your bottom, but you turned him into a puddle of goo!”

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Ruler of All He Sees

“The next #opportunity for the #ritual is years from now. Take the #plunge, or don’t. I have others interested.” The greedy bastard drank the #cool, #fragrant potion, eager for power and wealth. He had plenty now, but only within the painting where she’d trapped his #spirit.

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Occupational Hazards

I #jump on the #late #ferry and see a #new ferryman. “Where’s Mort?” I ask. “Fell overboard and his #essence dissolved,” says the #bony figure without a trace of #compassion. The commute to the underworld is like that sometimes, I think, squinting against the #salt spray.

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