Scribblers Ring

The Insurance Ad

May 2008 by Mark Hoffmann

The photographer, 
tipped, tilted, reflective heads
measured the light.
"For this one I need you to look smug."
The model re-arranged his face.
"What are you doing? 
You look like you're taking a crap."
The man relaxed, 
his expression an empty page:
          "What does smug look like?"
"Never mind. Use the constipation face; 
the client will never notice."
The Photo Shoot