In Transit (Excerpt from a novel in progress by Stephen Mitchell)
“I am your newest Best Friend Forever should
anyone ask. A brother-from-another-mother or however you like to put
it.” Reggie, if that really was his name, looked at Jonathon pointedly and sipped his Scotch.
“Will you be paying rent and supplying your own Scotch as you live in
my house?” Jonathon asked as though his interest was no more than idle
Reggie offered a benign smile as if filling an awkward silence for a friend.
“Do you intend to place restrictions on my comings and goings?”
“Lord, no! We want you out and about. Whatever your normal shenanigans
might be, pray continue them. A few we know of already. The others we
can guess at. In any event, let’s give the world an opportunity to rub
shoulders with you. Not likely that it will be her, but one never knows,
does one? More likely, it will be a friend or enemy. Either could be
“How long shall I be required to endure this occupation of my life?”
“How blue is the sky?” asked Reggie as he poured more Scotch into his
glass. “Do this properly and you might get a K. They’ll say it’s for
saving stray dogs, healing the motorways or some such. I might get one,
too, since I didn’t get that pony for Christmas. It’s preferable to
doing a three-year bit or a jolt, come to that.”
stopped listening and was trying to remember something she had said. It
was an aside, spoken almost to herself, but often those utterances are
the most telling. His memory could not get hold of it but he would
continue to search it out because it was there. It was surely there.
* * *
“Ich werde das Haus vermieten, aber Sie müssen den Preis von Tausenden von Euro zu reduzieren und bieten Zimmerservice.”
She had no thought that she was passing as anything other than a woman
who had been married to a well-off German and had learned enough of the
language to take her husband to the cleaners after the requisite amount
of time had been spent in the marriage. She took on the attitude of one
who ordered others about without a thought for their feelings. Speaking
German made this easy. The leasing agent gave her a pained expression
but said nothing.
“Then we have an understanding. I shall want
the house Friday morning. Please see to all the arrangements and I’ll
stop in to collect the keys.”
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They say you can fool some of the people all of the time. Accordingly, I think we should concentrate on this group initially. We can move on to the people you can only fool some of the time at a later date if we deem it necessary. I hope to hear back from my agent about this as soon as he's out of rehab, as I don't think my messages have been getting through."
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"Out of the corner of his eye, Martin saw Martha shift in her seat. She leaned forward, as though something was about to be decided. This caused her breasts to push up against the neckline of her dress in a way that couldn't be fully appreciated out of the corner of one’s eye. So, Martin turned his head to look directly into the abyss of her cleavage. He was vaguely aware that Murray was talking again."
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