Good Things About My Weekend In Cosmopolis And Fluffy's Note
I love found stuff, which is why I am so addicted to this site (click on “audio” and then on “avon minisure” to listen to a gem of an old 8-track diary from 1967). I routinely get rid of my stuff, so I don’t have much from more than five years ago, but I still keep some of my found items around: an old glass perfume bottle with a gold filigree casing, some purple foil, a few old coins, keys that have lost their locks, etc. This morning, on my way to the bus, I noticed that the dumpsters in the alley behind my building were overflowing with garbage, and some of it looked pretty interesting. Curses to having to work and not to be able to indulge my inner dumpster diver. One thing caught my eye in particular, though, which was this scattering of notes beside a dumpster. They were all in the same handwriting and from the same pad of paper, which would have meant a swath of voyeuristic reading for me to pour through, but I had not time to be scrambling about in an alley for bits of paper when my bus was coming, so I scooped up one sheet. I tucked it into my back jeans pocket and nearly forgot about it altogether until I went to pick my underwear out of my butt and noticed this piece of paper in my pocket (all punctuation, capitalization, and spelling is as per the note):
(the main text is preceded by a sketch of a woman’s face from the nose down)
Hi! Love you. Now that that is out of the way… Would you be a lamb and put the Lasagna in the oven for us. Thank you.
Oh and I have your cell and will likely be at Sylvias when you come home. Bye
- Fluffy - (she originally spelled it “Luffy” but wrote over top of it in way of correction)
Did Wilfie and Fluffy indeed have lasagne for supper that night? Does Wilfie dislike the I-love-you stuff as may be indicated by her second underlined “that”? Or is this the first outright declaration of her feelings for him? Did Fluffy give herself that nickname, or is Wilfie a co-conspirator? Does Fluffy have a Christ complex that drives her to urge Wilfie to be like a “lamb”?
Here are some great first lines to get you started on your best-selling novel.
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