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No, not the guy from Charlie’s Angels. That was Bosley.
The Pressman was allowed to accompany me to the police station, the Exclusive contract making him my own personal biographer under the Basic Freedoms Act—the Code of the Press Corps, no ethics required.
I gritted my teeth as he slid onto the other side of the rear seat. He smelled of ozone and leather.
Had Samuel Johnson ever wanted to give Boswell a bloody nose? No one knew—Boswell had the final word and he never mentioned whether Johnson had given in to temptation or not.
But in my case, a little personal violence would make great copy.
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17 thoughts on “Six Sentence Sunday: Full Metal Librarian XXVII (Boswell’s Nose)”
Will he arrive with his nose intact? Better yet, will he be disappointed if he doesn’t? Another great six.
I think Clyota’s a bit too media conscious to try. Maybe. 🙂
Good six! No ethics required. LOL Violence would indeed make good copy.
Unfortunately, violence usually does. 😛
Intriguing, as always! 🙂 Looking forward to next week.
Ozone and leather, wow. I’m not sure if that’s disgusting or intoxicating. Maybe a little bit of both?
I guess it depends on how you feel about the person wearing it. Personally, I love it . . . Clyota, not so much. 🙂
That last line is terrific. In fact, all the excerpts have something wonderful in them, a little takeaway one-liner. I love that.
Thanks, Averil. 🙂
“the Code of the Press Corps, no ethics required.”
This is my kind of humor. You crack me up every time.
I should probably explain that this is Clyota’s opinion, not mine—or if I ever do get this thing published, I’ll never get a decent review! 🙂
I loved your speculation about the relationship between Boswell and Johnson. I almost named my two kitties after them, but went with Darcy and Bingley instead. Figured I’d have to explain their names too much…
I wonder how many people think you named Bingley after Chandler Bing, Angela. 😀
Great word usage here, Sarah. Totally expected of you, but still. 😉 “No ethics required,” “a little personal violence,” “smelled of ozone and leather.” All fantastic details and phrasing to really represent your characters and setting. Wonderful.
Thanks, Lisa. 🙂