Maelstrom Extra: Incidental Expenses

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 reviews (Comments): 6
“You embarrassed me, Ricky.”

“I’m sure you’ll get over it.”

“It wasn’t vanity; I needed that jacket.”

“All twelve of them? And what about the bracelets, and the boots, and—

“I needed them, too.”

He waved the bill at her. “You’re a djinn. Why don’t you conjure these things, instead of putting it all on plastic?”

“You said you wanted us to do things like humans, did you not?”

“Yes, but this is difficult to explain to the accountant, as you just saw. Can you at least tell me why you ‘needed’ three new guitars in one month?”

“They’re fun to collect.”

“Like the Baccarat crystal eggs? What the hell was that about? Are you collecting those now, too? Are you going to incubate them?”

Kalila snatched the bill from Ricky’s hand. “You’re out of line, human. It’s my band, my money, and you have no right to criticize me.”

“You asked me to manage every aspect of your career, and your finances are a nightmare.”

“The entire economy is a nightmare, in case you haven’t noticed.” She incinerated the bill and smiled at Ricky’s expression of dismay. “Now come on, mortal, lighten up. No need to get worked up over incidentals.”

reviews (Comments): 6

ThomG :

Yeah, don't sweat the small stuff. Especially if you are a djinn.

Thomma Lyn :

"Incidentals." Tee hee! I love it. Kalila rocks, in more ways than one! ;)

Alice Audrey :

“Like the Baccarat crystal eggs? What the hell was that about? Are you collecting those now, too? Are you going to incubate them?”

LOL! Great line!

Sigh. What's a manager to do with a wayward djinn? Great scene.

Susan Helene Gottfried :

Know what the incinerated bill makes me think of? Those schlumps in Iowa who were running the kosher butcher's shop. They didn't pay their bills, either.

Well, they did eventually. But not quite in the way in which you'd expect...

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