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  •  Putting a comment here to bookmark this (2+ / 0-)
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    Seneca Doane, CroneWit

    location to let you know I have seen your post. I will return when work allows. Your update cannot be allowed to long remain unchallenged.

    The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

    by catilinus on Tue May 14, 2013 at 01:33:23 PM PDT

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    •  Um, . . . hello? (4+ / 0-)

      Um, . . . hello?  Hello, Hi, this is Miss Pettijohn, the Director's assistant.  The junior assistant. .  . you know the Director . . . that you've been corresponding with?  I'm ah, I'm afraid I have to tell you . . . I mean I've been told to say . . . that the Director has been forced to retire to a dimly-lit room for a long lie-down with a cool cloth dipped in lavender-water over his eyes, with the fan on, for a while.  For an indefinite period, I mean.  I'm, ah, supposed to tell you that, um, although the Director welcomes your correspondence he asks you to consider the frailties of age and generously grant him leave to delay his response somewhat.

      Oh, and, he says to tell you that he deeply regrets being incom -- incommoded, and, um hopes that his, um, indisposition will not inconvenience you too severely. He looks forward, he says, to a continuing discussion and regrets that his strength and the demands of his superiors on his time may unfortunately require him to delay his response.

      He says to say With Sincere Good Wishes.

      Okay, um, bye.

      •  I am soooo impressed! (4+ / 0-)
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        CroneWit, Seneca Doane, catilinus, 2thanks

        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Tue May 14, 2013 at 07:26:32 PM PDT

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      •  My dear Miss Pettijohn, (2+ / 0-)

        I certainly appreciate your candor in relating to me the causes which will prevent further correspondence between the Director and myself. I truly am sorry to hear he has succumed to an apparent nervous disorder.

        I imagine your situaton is a difficult one. There must be diverse contingencies you are now forced to deal with in attempting to wrap up various projects initiated by the director. No doubt you were left with no writtin instructions. This makes it doubly hard for me to add to your newly acquired responsibilities by requesting your aid in the retrieval of certain items (trinkets really) of which I am the legal owner.

        1. The Spear of Longinus.

        2. A copy of De Vermis Mysteriis.

        3. A 2nd Century Mayan Codex bearing the Kaan glyph.

        4. Julius Ceasar's original notes on his involvement in the betrayal of Catiline.

        5. The 22nd edition of former President Bristol Palin's "How I helped President Tagg Romney to retire early to Gitmo."

        Having now just written my request I realize the extreme unliklihood of your being able to fulfill it. From what I've kenned of the Director's personality and trust level, it cannot be hoped that he would have vouchsafed to you even the merest hint of the existence of these items. That necessarily being so, combined with my own inability to leave the area in which I currently reside, only one course of action is left to me.

        I shall burn my own incomplete copy of "The Long Slow Stain of Mimicry." The Stain cannot be removed from history, but those who have seen it can be. I am more an antique Roman than a Dane.

        (The above note was found inside a partially burnt and locked dioexerous box. The body next to it was burnt beyond recognition and has never been identified. The key to the box was found nearby. Authorities speculate the person had set themselves on fire and then attempted to employ the key to retrieve the contents of the box.)

        The Americas greatest political dynasty...the Kaan

        by catilinus on Wed May 15, 2013 at 12:23:46 AM PDT

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