Dialogue with a Dead Writer(s)
Me: So, who are we meeting with today, my esteemed colleagues?
Colleague One: It seems that we have variable interviews with dead writers today, Mr. Wrek.
Me: Really, interesting... Who's up first, Daniel Defoe?
Colleague Two: Why as a matter of fact...
Me: Wait! Don't tell me it actually is Daniel Defoe... Is it?
Colleague Two: No, I was about to say Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle, actually- but I'm sure we could fit Defoe in here somewhere before lunch if you want...
Me: No, I'm good. Thanks anyway though Colleague Two. Show Mr. Doyle in please, if you would Secretary.
Secretary: Yes sir, will do. Come in Mr. Doyle, and take a seat please.
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Why thank you kind gentleman(s). A pleasure to meet you, I'm sure Mr. Wrek. What can I answer for you today, sir?
Me: Oh, I'm just entertaining deceased author's today, in order to gain further understanding of their works, you know. So, to start off...
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Wait. You mean I'm dead?
Me: Well...yes, didn't you realize.
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Why, no! I just thought London had advanced pretty quickly- but I never realized I was dead! I jut kept on living as usual!
Me: Oh, I terribly sorry to hear that Sir Aurthur. Is there anything I can do for you, other than to offer my profound condolences?
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: No, but thank you- you are a gentleman and a scholar. I assume you wish to talk of Holmes with me?
Me: If you please, Sir Aurthur. Not to be bothersome anyhow.
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: No! Not at all. Ahem, let's see... Eh, Portfolio Man! Portfolio Man!
Portfolio Man: Yes, Sir Aurthur?
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Erm, could you maybe bring out The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and a copy of The Hound of the Baskervilles, Portfolio Man? Snappish now, wot!
Portfolio Man: Right away, Sir!
Me: Ah. You wish to tarry over these works then? A fine choice indeed, good Sir. Tea?
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: alas, no. Tea irritates my allergies now. But, ah, thank you again kind fellow.
Portfolio Man: Ah, here you are Sir Aurthur.
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Ah, why thank you Portfolio Man. A half guinea for your hard work.
Portfolio Man; Oh thank you, decent fellow, Sir! I shall put it to good use!
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Ah, where were we? Ah, yes! The Complete Adventures of Sherlock Holmes... One of my crowning achievements you know... Very long, hard to write- what with Holmes being such an intelligent character and whatnot.
Me: May I ask a question here, Sir Aurthur?
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Why, my kind sir- ahead, go ahead and ask!
Me: Why thank you, aha. Was Holmes in any way based off of you, or your personal experiences by chance Sir Aurthur?
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: Well, although I would much like to say yes- I'm afraid sometimes I fall into the Watson category. Alas, at times I do not quite think everything through as Holmes does, but sometimes- ah, sometimes...
Colleague One: Mr. Wrek, you might want to wrap up. It's almost time for Poe's appointment.
Me: Ah, yes. Well thank you for your time Sir Aurthur, I look forward to meeting with you again in the future.
Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle: And I to you, I too. A good day to you then Sir John, good day. Ah, Portfolio Man! Snappish lad, snappy! Ah good bye now, sirs.
Me: Poe! Your next!
Colleague Two: And more for the next time. You have a five minute break, Mr. Wrek.
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Penny for a Thought?
Soo… I’ve had a wee little notion here. Ebooks, gotta love ‘em. Handy, relatively inexpensive, easy to self-publish should you wish to, and you can make more off of less- if that doesn’t make sense, just look up John Locke, a.k.a. ‘That Donovan Creed Guy’. Anyway. As I was saying, in my roundabout manner here that I usually diverge into on a norm anyhow....