Saturday, September 8, 2012

100 Odd Words #24 - Plausible Explanations


“Is that new?” Sebastian asked.  He’d settled into the seat next to Delany.

“Had them installed when we put the shelves in.  Stones before spells and all that.  I also had a video projector installed as my plausible explanation.”

“How did you explain the curtains over the mirror?” 

“If they’d asked, I would have told them I have eccentric but wealthy clients who get nervous around mirrors.  It would have had the added bonus of being absolutely true.  As it turned out, if you pay enough, they don’t ask questions in the first place.  Shall we cast the circle, then?”

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