Vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to (friendly) ridicule.
hello, face! you are a useful thing.
A monstrously virtuous daughter bricked into a room in her father's semi-detached residence finds herself captivated by the neighbour's pure and amoral son.
Now, before I forget, darlin', here's your prezzie, you love Milk Tray, I remember you do, don't you?
handling the security brief for a top-secret government program
You ran the bath while he collected the key you left for him at reception. You opened the champagne as he stepped from the lift. You slipped into the bath as he turned down your hall.
you're amazing! don't forget to wash your hands
Starra fears death constantly; Skybo fears nothing except doing the expected. Could be a perfect match.
'...more archeologists should get into construction, I would have thought.'
For the prompt: Junon and why it matters to Reeve in ways Reeve would not admit.
knowing by the way your lower jaw juts
Oh my god! I can feel it!
'It's--It's really quite difficult, saying this out loud--Well, it's Dracula, you see. I have my suspicions--about what he is.'
please sit, this news might shock you
The global community reels with the discovery of impending apocalypse - but even the sky falling can't keep a good storyteller down. This is a future Australia where waiting for apocalypse has become a bit of a bore. Set in Kalgoorlie's SuperPit, grunt-level miner Katashi meets Arunta, the long-legged ruck rover of his dreams. Happily unreliable, Katashi tells his and Arunta's story from before, through and after the end of the world.
the idea germ enters through the nostrils
Hard-pressed to admit affection for anything, He liked this job specifically for the conversational opportunities, having pretensions above those of His friends (He did strive to keep Himself the largest fish in His social pond).