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Little Did They Know

(The prompt for Two Shoes Tuesday this week is "Illusions"... )

By day she blogged under the name of Penelope Perrin, listing her credentials as author and counselor, dispensing wisdom and wit and acquiring a large number of followers.

By night, better known as Sapphire to the men who dialed her 900 number for fantasy delivered with a sultry voice, she found her talent for role-playing quite lucrative.

In reality she was none other than Bob, the unbathed, unemployed, middle-aged man who lived with his grandmother in the big house around the corner.


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16 comments:

  1. Now that is a creative way to make some quick cash - disgusting and unfortunately happens all to often, but good for some quick cash.

    I've enjoyed reading your fiction, Josie.

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    1. I often think about how possible it is to invent yourself both on the Internet and on the phone, Elsie. In these realms we can be anyone we want to be, and there are always those who will believe and follow. Yikes! :-)

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  2. ha - that's pretty good jos.

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    1. Thanks Soul, I have to admit it was a fun write. :-)

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  3. definitely a perfect Illusion! great write!

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    1. Thanks Len! I think we all sometimes have our doubts about some of the people we know only online. I'm betting there would be some surprises if we held an impromptu meeting in real life!

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  4. This is probably happening in the neighborhoods where we live. Weird. You did a great job with the prompt, which was hard one for me. I know what I am going to write but not exactly how yet.

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    1. We've all experienced some illusions and maybe some delusions in life, Patricia, but finding a way to write that is more difficult. I know you're up to the task! I'm sure there are people in many neighborhoods that wouldn't be too different from Bob. Scary thought!

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  5. Creepy and succinct. Well done! I think they had a "Dateline" episode about this! (Or should.)

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    1. Thank you McGuffy Ann! I'm finding that sometimes in telling a story less is far more effective than my usual mode of rambling on and on. There definitely is the creepy aspect, because we all know that it can and does happen in real life!

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  6. Hi Josie ~~ Great idea! :) I might could do that for some extra retirement cash.
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    1. LOL Jim, I think you best be checking with Mrs. Jim before you undertake any such fund-raising ventures! :-)

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  7. How in the world does a man like that get a sultry voice?
    Love your twist on this!

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    1. Disturbing thought, isn't it Brenda? ;-)

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  8. we would probably all be surprised at how many people pull this off every day.....do we really know who's on the other end??? great write.

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    1. Exactly Robin! I do know folks who can carry voice disquise with such expertise that you would never suspect them as being the person behind the voice.

      I also think about blogging and how easy it would be to create a believable personna if someone had the time and inclination.

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