Monday, March 30, 2015

Booked Solid

Which would be the better reading?

A. "Okay, Margo," Carla whispered softly. "You don't have to demean me." Her hand gently caressed Margo's shirt collar, absently straightening out a wrinkled lapel, as she had so many times before. Margo smiled inwardly; there would be time enough to demean Carla later.

B. "Okay, Margo," Carla whispered coldly. "You don't have to demean me." She had moved unnervingly close; close enough for Margo to see the anger flash in her eyes. Carla's hand hovered just above her shoulder. Suddenly she felt a strange tightening in her throat. The realization hit her like a ton of squiggle art: Carla was the Sith Lord.

3 comments:

Toots McGee said...

Okay, so that's Carla and not Skyler, because glasses and no hair flip, even though its the same top. (The pink, button-up long sleeve pullover from Land's End that is required attire if you wish a meeting with Margo.)

Why would you come before Margo in that get up if you didn't want to be demeaned?

Hermite said...

Actual headline in today's paper: "Many faces of new 'Bond girl." The jokes began writing themselves. Skyler? Yup, many faces, so many faces.

Sugar Packet said...

Toots, you're out of your corn-fed mind! Skyler is wearing a Carnation Pink button-up long-sleeve pullover from Land's End, but Carla is clearly wearing SALMON. Apples and oranges!