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[Shorts] [31_days] [Bond] : April 2006

Posted by tortillafactory on 2006.05.01 at 22:44
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31_days again - but only 30, this time. They're all about James Bond...still. Written once a day in April 2006.

1. Medium Rare
Theme: Dinner for three
Rating: PG
Blurb/Summary: Somewhere between the sautéed vegetables and the veal, his conscience began to nag him terribly.

2. Whisper
Theme: I am more land than water
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: I saw him. He doesn't think I saw him, but I did.

3. And So Forth
Theme: Etc.
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Veni, vidi, vici? But they'll never get to "veni," not if she has anything to say about it. (BMB drabble.)

4. Cowboys and Indians
Theme: When in doubt, gallop!
Rating: PG
Blurb: "If you were anyone else, you'd be dead by now."

5. Woman Like a Man
Theme: Girls who are boys who like boys to be girls
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: She was what Earnest Hemingway would have been, if he were a woman.

6. I Spy
Theme: Mad Lib communication
Rating: PG
Blurb: I spy, with my little eye.

7. Summer
Theme: And Venus loved Mars
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Her only love, sprung from her only hate?

8. Homesick
Theme: The world through my feet
Rating: PG
Blurb: I have walked on the stones of a Colombian prison. I have felt the sacred dirt of Jerusalem under my feet.

9. Cats and Dogs
Theme: Hunting with cats
Rating: G
Blurb: "The problem with espionage is - well, it's like hunting with cats. Why do you think nobody hunts with cats?"

10. Pour Qui
Theme: We used to be friends, a long time ago
Rating: PG-13 for language
Blurb: For some reason, as I write this, all I can picture is you laughing.

11. sex, lies, and the truth
Theme: Meaningful violence
Rating: R for adult themes
Blurb: Sadism means never having to say you're sorry.

12. Only Natural
Theme: The apple does fall far from the tree
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Alone again, naturally.

13. Tous les Chats
Theme: When are you going to love you as much as I do?
Rating: PG
Blurb: All cats are grey in the dark.

14. Crunch
Theme: Caught in a catch-22
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: The crunch of knuckles against bone, the zinc taste of blood in the mouth.

15. Beep
Theme: Beep beep yeah!
Rating: PG
Blurb: The monologuing megalomaniacs, the clingy ex-lesbians, the henchmen who just won't die - these, I can handle.

16. A Birthday Visit
Theme: I will show you fear in a handful of dust
Rating: PG
Blurb: "Oh, Christ," said James Bond, without a hint of reverence. "Not again."

17. Confessions of an Elitist Snob
Theme: Dollar diplomacy
Rating: G
Blurb: This whole "everyman" thing is getting out of hand. I blame the Americans.

18. Between Brackets
Theme: (in parenthesis)
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Sometimes, it's what you don't say.

19. Janus
Theme: Strangers in the dark
Rating: PG
Blurb: I do it just to see the shiver of fear in his eyes.

20. Solange
Theme: Into every young man's bedroom you gave it up
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: Of the hundreds, thousands, maybe tens of thousands of men and boys, he's the only one I really remember.

21. Cold Water
Theme: The rain my drink
Rating: PG
Blurb: Feel the rain on your skin, so much colder than blood.

22. Queen and Country
Theme: Of cabbages and kings
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: "I'm a professional stranger," he said, smiling. He took a pull from his cigarette. "How can you be homesick if you don't have a home?"

23. Compliments of the House
Theme: Better be unpredictable
Rating: PG-15
Blurb:
"Twenty-one years, Felix." Bond squinted, somewhat blearily, at the sign. "I haven't been here in -" (Read Solange first.)

24. Danse Macabre
Theme: Shall we dance?
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: It can take quite a while to die.

25. Une petite danoise
Theme: Like reading Proust in Chinese
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: "No, you're right - you can do all sorts of useful things with that. Like...reading Proust in Chinese."

26. Behind These Glossy Eyes
Theme: Clueless
Rating: PG-13
Blurb: I see it all, you know.

27. Burial at Sea
Theme: You can total what I hold dear
Rating: PG
Blurb: James Bond sliced through the water, letting it shock his pores.

28. The Fingers of Your Hand
Theme: On an ever spinning wheel
Rating: PG-13
Summary: Out, out, damned spot.

29. The People Cry; Peace! Peace! But There Is No Peace.
Theme: Rainbows, all of them
Rating: PG
Blurb: Soldiers are lucky.

30. Ring of Fire
Theme: Some like it hot
Rating: PG-15
Blurb: As her tongue laps at your belly like a flame, think about what it means to burn.

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