Monday, August 17, 2009

Private investigations -

"An Obvious Clue"
digital collage by Mick Mather
"... Dalton made his decision. No one noticed him on the street anymore. Every sort of greeting was ignored in turn. Distracted gazes omitted his presence and he was able to move about freely with neither fear nor question. While curious, he was going to use this unexpected anonymity to good advantage and become ever more an invisible man. Even so, the feeling of being watched made him uneasy. Then, after exiting the old movie theater, a sign. What appeared to be a period art deco design on the marquee made that spot between his shoulder blades ping. There was no mistaking it! Suddenly the personal classified ad in the morning paper, circled in red ink and shoved beneath his office door, became less cryptic: BEWARE THE DIAMOND DAGGER! ..."

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Blogger John said...

bo.gart.ish -

great image and fiction....

I took a bb of the culprit, but it came out blurred. Alas, a lovely woman in a red dress also stepped in frong of me at the very moment on the subway platform...curse my bad luck with the perp.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Dalton: "A red dress?"
Mora: "Yes, obscuring my view, sorry."
Dalton: "There's nothing to see here?"
Mora: "Nothing."
Dalton: "A shot of bourbon then."
Mora: "It's only 10:00 in the morning!"
Dalton: "Right. You're buying."

2:40 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I liked this, the invisible man and the text!

12:33 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...

Oh this is great, love the commentary here and on this post. I do like that mysterious man too, is there a flower in his breastpocket or my eyes playing tricks?

1:47 AM  
Blogger Seth said...

Nice. Perfect pairing of image and words...both of which makes the other even better.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Susu: "I like you, Dalton"
Dalton: "Don't."
Susu: "but..."
Dalton: "I suspect I'm right popular."
Lisa: "I like you too."
Dalton: "See?"
Lisa: "What kind of flower is that in your breast pocket?"
Dalton: "No kind."
Lisa: "but..."
Dalton: "It's a Legion pin."
Susu: "American?"
Dalton: "Foreign."
Seth: "Perfect!"
Dalton: "You think?"

7:52 AM  
Blogger Lisa Sarsfield said...


8:33 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

Lisa Sarsfield:
Lisa: "Bravo!"
Dalton: Was the mysterious Kiwi's message some sort of code? I read it again and replied, "oscar kilo."

9:22 PM  

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