copyright Georgia Koch
As they took to the small boat and Clift began rowing, Clift had a dark secret. He had met Elizabeth Taylor and nothing would ever be the same. He hated himself for what he planned to do, but he had no choice.
Elizabeth was waiting for him.
As they reached the center of the lake, Clift brandished the oar overhead. He saw the look of terror in Shelley's eyes.
"Shel," said Clift, "I know these are your favorite oars, but Elizabeth Taylor wants to buy them. Sorry, but we'll make a bundle!"
No, this isn't exactly the way it plays out in "A Place in the Sun," but it's much nicer I think. And it allows me to pay homage to this great movie as my Friday Fictioneers' response to the picture prompt above.
I always thought Montgomery Clift was a fascinating actor. I would have liked to have been just like him except for the dying young part. Then again, it's kind of impossible for me to die young at this stage of the game.
I hope those oars fetch the price Clift and Winters are hoping for because from the picture above, the two of them sure as hell could use a better boat!