Tempermental Birds

“Why is Kelo a moron?” Bernie said.

Portia gave him a long look. “I want a deal.”

“Okay,” Bernie said. “Where is he?”

“I don’t know.”

“For someone who wants a deal, you’re not very helpful,” Bernie said. “Tell me this – what was the goal, getting the film or getting the painting?”

“Why would we want the painting?” said Portia. I remembered that painting, tunnels and trains, kind of scary.

“It’s probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Down on the floor, Freddie Dancer groaned. The human groan is an interesting sound. When perps groan I always know we’re getting somewhere. Bernie peeled the duct tape off Freddie’s mouth. Or maybe it was already off, or hadn’t been on in the first place. All I remembered was something about ducks, which turn out to be a tempermental type of bird.

“Speak, Freddie,” Bernie said.

And by the way, I’m loving having all these friends.

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7 Responses to “Tempermental Birds”

  1. Diane
    6:58 am on September 16th, 2009

    If Portia doesn't know why she would want the painting and her brother is groaning, maybe HE wanted the painting and he didn't want Trimmer to know the value of the painting…. Wait! Is Trimmer still on the floor all tied up?

    I'm sure Chet wouldn't let a perp escape.

  2. B. Stover
    9:24 am on September 16th, 2009

    I thought Trimmer was the brother.

  3. Diane
    9:35 am on September 16th, 2009

    B. Stover – you're right! Trimmer is the brother. Man – I'll never make detective!!

  4. B. Stover
    10:34 am on September 16th, 2009

    Diane: Your brilliant deduction still holds. Dancer knows the value of the painting (reason for groaning…with or without duct tape)and didn't want Trimmer or Portia to know. Curiouser and curiouser.

  5. Mollypop
    12:24 pm on September 16th, 2009

    My Mom is confused. She says tempermental isn't a word, but I think it's a dog word and it fits those ducks perfectly.

  6. Rebecca Rice
    12:34 pm on September 16th, 2009

    Temperamental is a word. But frankly, I like the phonetic spelling better.

    Some ducks are nice. We had a baby one named Frances Drake. She was cute and peepy. But we're not allowed to have any here, alas. Stupid suburban planning…

  7. jewelry auctioneer
    2:51 pm on August 4th, 2011

    So funny… i am so excited about this but i read this post when it arrived and was considering all kinds of joyful rings… and a 30 days later, i got engaged. to the most beautiful man. and he gave me a ring that is so properly mermaid-ish me :)

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