A Tale for the Modern Attention Span
Crescendo Cove is a serialized comedic-drama presented in brief episodes that will be posted twice a week.
A whimper escaped her boyfriend’s lips.
Benson Benoit laughed goadingly. “Look at him, he can’t even talk.”
Viv turned, an appalled expression on her face. “How can you mock him? He’s your son!”
“Just because one of the many vaginas I’ve deposited semen in over the years happened to emit a child, doesn’t make me a father. I’m no more a daddy to him than I am to that gay private investigator you and I collaborated on.”
Viv looked at him hatefully.
“Are you all right, Ms Bolt?”
“What? Yes, I’m fine,” said Viv, her eyes fixating on Benson Benoit, her erstwhile butler and seducer. “Wh-what are you doing here?”
“What am I doing here? Where else would I be on the day that represents the culmination of decades of toiling, plotting and planning? I am here to witness the signature that will finally bring Bolt Fasteners into my hands!”
“Oh why?” she sobbed, “why does it have to end this way? How could I let my poor father down like this? He must be rolling over in his grave right now.”
Beth Breath stood off to one side, herself thinking what a momentous tragedy this day represented.
“It’s not your fault,” Norbert said in his falsetto whisper. “You’re an artist. You’re not cut out for this kind of work. If anything, your father would admire you for making this decision. Even though it’s difficult, it’s the right one.”