Eva Green in Casino Royale feels like the right face for this role.
This week’s Flash Fiction (as brought to you by Chuck Wendig’s weekly challenge) is a 1000 word beginning to what will eventually be a 4 part story. The basic idea, as I understand it, is to write 1000 words and then swap sections with another author, or maybe just play musical chairs or something. Technically I wasn’t supposed to make any sort of ending, but instincts kicked in and I started wrapping up the story before I really knew what I was doing; fortunately, I left things wide-open enough for someone to continue where I left off without too much trouble. So, without further ado, enjoy!
It takes 31 separate steps to set up a proper party, or so Mother always said. She spent so much time nattering on about how best to do this or that, I don’t know whether she realized that I tuned her out nearly every step of the way. It wasn’t that I hated her, though I did a little at the time, it was just that there were always things that seemed more important for me to pay attention to. I think she’d be pleased to know that I’ve come around these days, that I now treasure some of the things she tried so hard to drill into my head. I’ve only really held onto the most important ones, I think, and a few of the ones that she repeated too many times for me to forget. What, you ask, brings this to mind today? The most important of my mother’s lessons: always have fall guys, always have alibis. I really do think she’d be pleased by how much I’ve put that lesson to good use. Continue reading