Past Imperfect

Past Imperfect – #64

Estelle had always wanted to be a famous Broadway actress, wowing the crowds every night and sipping champagne at fancy restaurants. But as she fought to maintain her balance while she posed for the “September” photo in the Cackling Cluckers annual calendar, she realized that her career was not going as planned. Naturally, she blamed her mother…


Originally published in “Crusty Pie” on 03/10/15 and “Bonnywood Manor” on 03/01/16. No changes made, as it really doesn’t matter what my words are because the picture alone is wonderfully absurd. It reminds me of a time in high school when I…. wait, I’ve made a promise to myself to quit hinting at other stories that I might write since I often never do, a failure that makes certain followers truculent. So, nothing ever happened to me in high school. Nothing.


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  1. Okay, you’ve forced my hand. There was an Aussie diplomat who misread his invitation (he insisted on reading the foreign language without translation) and mistook the words for ‘national dress’ as ‘fancy dress’. Australia doesn’t have a national dress. We don’t have a national dress, but he felt quite silly turning up as Humpty Dumpty.

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    • I’m not so sure that we’ve resolved the gender issue at all, but I still must protest that only horses and men were allowed to try and put Humpty back together again and they failed. A woman could have patched things up in a jiffy…

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