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Fashionable Friday : Agent Violet and the Powder Compact

Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Agent Violet and the Powder Compact © Shell-Sherree
{Fashion and Fluffballs illustration: Agent Violet and the Powder Compact © Shell-Sherree}

Agent Violet smoothed the skirts of her Dior and swirled her glass of Taittinger.  The abandon of fine bubbles dancing in her champagne flute was a refreshing distraction from the potential gravity of her situation.  She took another sip.

Having drawn a blank on The Gondolier's whereabouts, she was without a safe house in Venice.  It was imperative that she find her way to Paris post-haste.  Her passage on the Simplon-Orient-Express passed uneventfully aside from the somewhat delicate Chicken Incident between her feline and a nonna whose lack of humour was more than matched by her deft skills with an umbrella.  Once fur and feathers were smoothed, Violet secured The Nonna's contact information. She would make a formidable ally to have on her side.

Her canine amused himself by changing breeds at every station.  Her feline sharpened her claws. They were in unfamiliar territory in which a compass would be of little guidance even if they had one, but all was not lost.  She still had The Harlequin Hat Box. Violet gathered her companions and they proceeded to stroll.  She recalled the pretty gold compact The Antiquarian Book Seller had pressed into her hand with a knowing glance on her mention of The Gondolier. She removed it from her purse and decided to powder her nose.

What secrets had the shimmery light of Venice withheld?  Would her apartment be occupied when she returned?  Could she replicate the circumstances of her departure to cause an undoing of what had transpired?  Let us graze on dark chocolate-shelled cherries and ponder from afar.  And on that note ...

Happy Fashionable Friday to you !

9 comments

  1. Mmm. The plot thickens. I wonder what the nonna was wearing, and did it match her bumbershoot?

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    1. Oh, bumbershoot ~ what a magnificent word, Petrea !! I might use that to reduce my contributions to my Swear Jar! I'm thinking hers was black to suit her mood. ;)

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    2. Bumbershoot is on my list of "Dad Words," like balderdash and canoodle. My dad was a creative speaker.

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    3. I'd have very much enjoyed listening to your dad's conversations, dear Petrea. :)

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    4. I think you would have. He had a corny sense of humor and a soothing voice.

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  2. I was going to say just what Petrea said (big surprise, right?). You spin a fanciful and intriguing tale, ma chère! Coincidentally, my dad was a professional Voice (much like our Petrea)—mostly on radio and TV.

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    1. How wonderful! Did he work mostly in New York?

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    2. Oh, wow, Alexa !! I love that Petrea does voice work ~ sounds like such an interesting thing to do! To think your dad did likewise...

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