04 June 2006

A thought about Brenda

This will develop into a character sketch eventually, but when Brenda pays her last visit to Dag in the hospital, there's going to be a conversation something like this:
"Tell me Sweetcheeks," I said as she leaned over to kiss me. "I've got to know before you go: Did you kill Simon?"

"Dag, honey," she said brushing my ear with her lips. "We were married for 28 years. I loved him to death." She smiled a crimson smile at me that was equal parts passion and poison. That was the last time I saw her.

I think this will be an interesting lingering question.