(Prompt: Escaparate / shopfront by ~juanmadiaz, via writeworld)
I sat down to write a scandal because I'd grown altogether tired of just living one.
At first, I admit some trepidation. I mean, there are limits to self-indulgence, and fiction is a step beyond my usual line. Wine in the early afternoon, dancing in the early morning, breakfast at any sinful time of day... these, I can do. But to set my meager set of words to page?
Vanity has its limits. Then again, limits are for the limited. I can fake my life to the contrary.
Oh, the best-seller I could write! Not because of any particular talents at prose nor any death-defying feats I've managed, unless you consider brunches defy death. (And why wouldn't you?) No, I simply believe that I have a market aged to tap for a little nest egg to fund my silver years.
You see, I'm going to write about them. You, really. I'm going to write your fake biography.
Oh, yes. I'm going to put down words that may speak the faintest truths about my life - over-dramatized and with a cheater's sort of polish - but that's not the big trick. No, no, no. The big trick is that I'm going to make my largely-imaginary narrative into a mirror. Into yours, in fact.
Every time I'll admit to crying, I'll put your heart onto crisp, clean paper and squeeze out ink.
Every time I'll triumph, that same heart will pump and thump out their own imaginary memories.
Every lover that I'll have taken, you'll have a fictional nibble at. Most of them, I'd recommend.
Every lover that I've lost? Oh, you'll lose them, too. For some of them? Good freaking riddance...
And for my last great scandal? I'll promise you that every word is true. And you'll believe me.
It will be sweet. It will be bitter. It will be savory, but most of all? It must be marvelous.
Oh, and it will be marvelous. I mean, I know I've certainly enjoyed it.
And what little I didn't? You'll never know.
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