Tag: writing

Past Imperfect – #270

Michael: “My darling, isn’t it lovely, being out in here in the woods?” Liza: “Well, I suppose you could say that. But there is one thing that’s troubling me…” Michael, sighing: “I knew this day would come. But I can assure you that despite what you’ve heard at […]

Past Imperfect – #4

As they idled in traffic, Gaby, Lois and Sweet Pea (left to right) did their best to pretend that the car door had not fallen off their vehicle, because to acknowledge such would take the spotlight off their expensive couture, and we couldn’t have that. The ease with […]

Past Imperfect – #84

The final scene of the play was a smashing success, with critics on their feet, rhapsodizing in the way that certain critics do when they decide to pluck a mundane play out of obscurity and then trumpet it as The Second Coming. Admittedly, the story was mildly powerful […]

Past Imperfect – #282

It was a really swell evening at the nightclub until Humphrey apparently became distracted…   Lauren: “If you’re looking for the drink menu, that’s not where it is.” Humphrey: “Well, something is there. Have you seen this?” Lauren: “Who hasn’t? Still, put your eyeballs back in, here come […]

Past Imperfect – #389

Once again, the members of Omega Delta Dawn make the walk of shame back to the sorority house after questionable decisions were made at the nearby fraternity… Betty, far left: “You’d think I’d learn one of these days that I shouldn’t drink anything a man is offering. They […]

Past Imperfect – #233

Casting Director, confused: “Okay, what exactly are you trying to say with this photo in your portfolio? It comes across as a little… odd. Help me out a bit.” Jean, auditioning: “Well, I was conveying my glamorous side and showing that I can do high-society roles. I can […]

A Pair of Pearls and Funny Girls

A biography, in snippets…   Barbara Joan Streisand, day one, dripping wet: “Hello!” Ida, mother, catching her breath after the nexus exodus, looking down: “Meh. Maybe the next one will be prettier.” Barbara: “But I can sing and dance and crack jokes!” Ida: “That’s nice. Here, play with […]

The Corona Chronology: Day 38

As has become a theme with several recent posts, I’m pulling this one out of the archives as a reminder that some of the things we think we miss during The Lockdown are perhaps not as miss-worthy as we imagine. This example? Leisure excursions. Some of the places […]