Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pretty Women Chapter 3.5

Baxter Duremburg looked down at the flower laden coffin before him. "Who was Glynnis Charleswood?" he asked the transfixed audience. "She was an inspiration to women all over this great city of ours." He held a gold pen and silently traced small circles where her silent head might lie. Mournful cries of women came from the main seating area and were faintly echoed from the basement.
"She knew how to think the good thoughts. Didn't she?" his pen moved to and fro while he spoke. "When I first met Glynnis, her theory on how to be successful was only a glimmer in the blueness of her eyes. Even in those early beginnings, I was mesmerized by her control of the truth and the conviction with which she spoke her mantras."

Several of the women in the front row shrieked back in reply, "I am kind. I am loving. I am a pillar of light in this world of ugliness."

"Glynnis knew how to give what was wanted." Mr Charleswood nodded solemnly at Baxter's words and closed his eyes.
"She was well versed in what looked intelligent. She exuded confidence whenever she spoke." Baxter's pen pointed at the men and women before him. Marie's sniffling nose was up to the screen. "She made you feel that she really cared for you. She oozed sincerity."

Tears fell down Mr. Charleswood's face.

12 comments:

Barbara said...

So what did Glynnis do for a living?

zeb said...

I think that there should be a contest to guess her occupation

Carol said...

Sounds good, Zeb, but I better announce that there will be no prize.

Does anybody know what Glynnis did for a living?

zeb said...

suggested prizes for the winner
1. have your name as a future character
2. have your episode idea used
3. have your name on the soon to be published funeral guest list
4 be mentioned in Glynis's will
5. go down in history as the first recognized "pretty women" expert

zeb said...

that's glynnis
so much for a chance at the expert award

Carol said...

Thanks Zeb for the great ideas. Hmm...

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Keep it going!

Aurora said...

She sounds like a Mary Kay type of person. Or a former call girl turned motivational speaker!

Carol said...

You got it, Aurora. She is a motivational speaker.

Killired said...

hi carol! i didnt realize you were back blogging again! i see from your archives you came back in november!!!!! yikes! i was pretty busy in november... posting everyday for the nablopomo... wow i still remember the name of it! anyway... nice to see you again!
i joined my church in october!!!! i had been going for a year!

zeb said...

Is aurora going to get a prize. I think Aurora could be a very good character name

Carol said...

Hmm. Giving Aurora a prize for the correct occupation of the dead Glynnis?
Let me think, what would be appropriate?