Thursday, June 10, 2010

Lollies, Stupid

*Not sure why I did it, but a random thought popped into my head and I wound up writing a semi-continuation of a friend's piece, "24 Hours in a Tin Can." It's not directly-related narratively, but it's certainly thematically so. Basically, I used her piece as a prompt, and here's what happened...

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"You quit smoking, eh?" It's an accusation as much as it a question, and she wants to be totally clear about it. Her mother smokes and she'll be damned if there are two smokers staying in the same house.

"Yeah, a while back." He understands. He almost explains to her that even when he did smoke, he never smoked in the house, but he doesn't. His reluctant chauffeur is gorgeous and is sublimely aware of his interest in her, and he doesn't want to risk turning her off by… read more @ Panoramic Mindscapes

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8 comments:

  1. There are places where calling lollies candies can get a fellow shot.

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  2. haha...now i get it. And i never go anywhere without some dramamine.

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  3. A great piece of writing! I love the weird sarcasm in your style that isn't really there, but is all the same... :D

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  4. Ha that's exactly what she'd do/say! Just get your eyes off my candy! I so want to see you do aviator breathing techniques!

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  5. Jeffscape - the master of the savoury vignette.

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  6. you guys make a good team

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  7. 2 countries separated by a common language

    What a bunch of young romantics! It is the season for it. :)

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  8. Ha! Eye candy wasn't good enough for this one :)

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