AND DA DOLL plans to participate. Photo from last year’s event. In observance of the day, I stole a scene from Alger’s latest work, The High T Affair, which is due out in probably two weeks, now, it looks like.
By the way, he’s still looking for beta readers.
“You dirty old man!” Olivia stage-whispered at him, slapping him on the shoulder while giggling and simultaneously trying to keep the blanket pulled tight around herself with only one hand.
“That’s me,” Drummond said as drolly as he could manage. “The old original cradle robber. Anyway, I’d wager it’s a high standard.”
“Canadian not you are?” He grinned at her. “Your tits. If the rest is anything to judge by, I’d say they set a high standard. Might even be Minoan tits.”
“OK, now. What? In all. The Hells of Santa Ana. Are you talkin’ ’bout?”
“OK. Well. I can’t claim credit for this. I just heard it somewhere, but… You know those murals they discovered in the palace at Knossos the capital of the Minoan Empire? (Which the Gods in Upothesa can tell you was the source of the Atlantis myth.) All those ladies of the court wearing their bosom-baring fashions?”
She nodded. “Sure as eggs, all of them heifers have fine knockers. Almost like somebody’s husband or daddy paid the painter to… improve on the subject.”
“Yeah,” he said. “Or the painters had a particular type.”
“Yeah. Minoan tits. So how…?”
“Well, you know, I’m sure, that there are those who want for it to be considered decent or, at any rate, legal for women to go topless in places not the beach or their bedrooms.”
He looked sidelong at her, one eyebrow raised.”
She pursed her lips. “I most certainly do. And I’d be in favor of it, too.”
“Because,” he said. “It would make you look good, you with your world-class, weapons-grade rack. Is I wrong, or is I right?”
“You is not wrong. Or so I hear.” She gave him a wicked grin. “I bet we could find us a linen closet and you an’ me could play doctor, ‘n’ I could prove it to you.”
Drummond grinned back at her. “Get thee behind me.”
“So what’s this-all got to do with prehistoric porn on palace walls?”
“I figure that, if they did make it legal for women to go topless, some bunch of fools with more power than sense would try to legislate on the basis of aesthetics. After all, it’s a matter of keepin’ our city beautiful. Can’t have big ol’ saggy hooters with wrinkly skin, hangin’ down to the lady’s knees out there for God and everybody to see…” Drummond realized he was unconsciously adopting Olivia’s Texas twang and, with an effort, stopped. “So… a particularly fine pair would be judged street-legal, or…”
Olivia gave a sharp bark of laughter. “Minoan tits! I love it!”
So, whip off those tops ladies. Particularly you young ‘uns with… Yes, with Minoan tits.