Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #124

Him: “My dearest, as I expire dramatically in this wheat field, while the city where we met  burns to mere ashes in the background, know that I have always loved you, and the image of your beautiful face will be with me always, Maria.”

Her: “That was so sweet of you to say. But I’m not Maria. I just wanted to know if you had change for a five…”


Originally published in “Crusty Pie” on 04/05/15 and “Bonnywood Manor” on 12/29/15. No changes made, as this is actually one of my favorite bits from back in the day when the Past Imperfects were usually just a few lines…


18 replies »

  1. Or…. (alternative ending to the $5 change scenario):
    George/Jimmy/Stewart/Kermit: “STELLA!!”
    Peggy/Sue/Rhonda/Eileen: “Not Stella darling, “Peggy/Sue/Rhonda/Eileen”. We shared that chardonnay last night, you remember? You said it tasted off, so I didn’t drink any…wise choice on my part, I’d say. Now where did you hide the deed/diamonds/fabulous treasure? I need to go buy a new hat…providing any of the hat makers survived that blaze. It wouldn’t do to show up with this soup bowl on my head. I’m going to be one of the one percent…unless you die before you share the wealth. Aw damn. I KNEW I talked too much…”

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