Thursday, July 20, 2017
Death and Worse
-Made a comic quartet in college.
-Negotiating. Who'd marry whom?
-A settlement reached?
-Well, Cynthia was the pretty fly
in the ointment--why it took
-The opposite. Unrelentingly sweet!
-Uh huh? Met the type. Then one day
she takes the legs out from under
you with a snarky comment that
exposes you to a lifetime of ridicule!
-Not her. Zero defects. She'd turn
the devil himself into an absolute
-At any rate, the story isn't about
Cynthia turning hard?
-Nor Grace attaining Cynthia's perfection.
-What did happen?
-There's a technical medical term, but...she sweeted herself to death, really.
Mark devastated. Hit the bottle.
-Practically killed herself to become
-Got close. But as Fate would have it,
a monster entered! Still prevails.
-Happy didn't follow Mark on the Bottle
-Barely. "It seizeth my waking hours,
and harroweth my nightmare sleep!”
-Very nearly Shakespearian.
-On a bad day, yeah.
Finally...he quoted Kurtz in
Heart of Darkness.
-Yep. Said nothing else after that.
-Some story! I'm shaking!
-Cynthia was well-insured--some
-But no firm underwrites PMS.
-Would ruin them!