Getting the right photo

Me: You know I’ve been trying to get flattering photos of you all for the calendar?

Nell: Yes. August seems a little early to be doing that.

Me: It’s amazing how long it can take, Nell, and some people like to buy early.

Nell: Not in August, they don’t.

Me: Anyway, I’m not sure Poppy’s photo has the right feeling about it.

Nell: Feeling?

Me: It’s mildly threatening.

Nell: Poppy is mildly threatening a lot of the time. Did you annoy her?

Me: I don’t think so. I asked her to pose.

Nell: When?

Me: It was after breakfast. I wouldn’t have disturbed her before then.

Nell: Poppy likes to unwind after breakfast before the morning deliveries. She probably hadn’t even had her Americano, or bagel.

Me: Poppy eats bagels?

Nell: Yes. From Babycakes Gillespie’s cart. She likes the casual informality of it. You’re not going to use the one of Harriet, I hope.

Me: No. It’s a bit too close and not terribly flattering.

Nell: She looks worried.

Me: That might be because I sneaked up on her.

Nell: Why did you do that in these times of stolen jewellery?

Me: She wasn’t wearing any.

Nell: That’s not the point.

Me: I wanted an informal photo.

Nell: Why don’t you talk to Our Penguin? He knows exactly how to do this kind of thing.

Me: That’s a really good idea.

Nell: And you must have thousands of photos of us all you could use.

Me: I do. It’s rather daunting actually. I don’t know where to begin.

Nell: You can always ask people for their opinion. Which are their favourite ones. They can message you, or comment on here.

Me: That’s a wonderful idea, Nell.

Nell: Yes, I do have them now and again you know.

Me: Yes, sorry.

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