Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #268

Photographer: “Inez, honey, could you put that down?

Inez: “What? The book?”

Photographer: “No, your…. why in the world are you even doing that?”

Inez: “What? Reading?”

Photographer, sighing: “Your leg, Inez.  Are you sending a signal to the Coast Guard?”

Inez: “No, dear. The AC is out in my condo and I’m just trying to cool things off.”


Originally published in “Crusty Pie” on 07/01/15 and “Bonnywood Manor” on 09/18/15. No changes made, as I am still in awe at the combination of flexibility and dedicated readership that I couldn’t properly focus…


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  1. Now it may be that it wasn’t heat that was causing Inez to air the bedding as it were. It may have been a slightly funky smell wafting around, which she KNEW (from past experience) would overwhelm if given time, so she opted to air things out. I hope she wasn’t commando under there…someone (given the time that the photo is set in ((apparently)) might just have sicced the censors on her…or was this pre-code era? I bet she had more than a few fans among the film crew and best boys and all, because even if they didn’t admire the scenery, that level of flexibility? Amazing.

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    • Actually, at the end of the day, Inez returned to her overheated apartment sans paramours. Despite her admirable flexibility, she just couldn’t get past the stigma of wearing a pleated skirt during the wrong time of the year. In the end, Fashion determines your trysting options…


  2. Are you sure it is Inez . It may be her brother, Iapetus, standing in for his sister. She had to audition for So You think You Can Dance,…… or Candid Camera.

    BTW According to Google, Iapetus is the son of Uranus.

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