Guess who just got new brush pens?
Guess what day it is?
This is the second assignment I wrote for @mindblownie in the wonderfulxstrange challenge (@countdowntotwinpeaks). Seriously, had I had world enough and time, I would have written all of them, they were so good.
The prompt was: “
buddies Jeffries & Diane, circa late 70s/early 80s. Probably, idk,
exchanging fashion tips or gossiping about their colleagues over a
coffee or a drink after work”
And so it includes all of the above. Washington sends an inspector to the Blue Rose team every year, which has become a weird fashion contest between the cool cats of the office…
The idea with this one was for it to be lighter and funnier than my first text (no kidding), but at the same time, having written something about Naido and Teapot Jeffries and something about Diane and Jeffries, I was interested in questioning the echoes between the two situations. So there are…literal echoes between the text. Why? Who knows. Maybe just for the comparison. Maybe reminiscence of past/future lives on the side of the characters. Maybe I’m just a really big troll with no imagination. Anyway, it turned out to be not so light (my own fault), and so fucking long (very like me too). That being said, I hope it still works.
I would recommend to read “Naido, laying naked by the well in the woods” first (and it’s shorter!) but the order doesn’t really matter.
wonderful x strange for @dye-ann!!! chinese food, name forgetting, and ‘the best night of cooper’s life’
thanks @countdowntotwinpeaks for hosting the exchange!!