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“Took you much longer than usual to remove the makeup.”
“You reckon?”
(red backstage door flush-shutting, spring-slammed in place by oversized mechanism, also red)
“Up for a drink?”
“Sure.”
(men’s dress shoes, semi-shiny, size 9.5, clacking on wet, parking-lot-grade tarmac, accompanied by squeaky noise, probably sand or muck gathered on the soles, gradually disattaching and mixing with slime)
“Incidentally, my makeup’s still on.”
(without looking, noncommittal voice, void of tone)
“Okay.”

tibor

Enthusiastic photographer. Loves stories too.