Wednesday, August 18, 2010

For Display Purposes Only


A mid-week shot at flash fiction -- hope everyone is having a great week!

For Display Purposes Only

My ex-husband spotted me at a pool in a turquoise-colored bikini. He went to his apartment to call me, tell me that a cute girl was by the pool. I waved to him, and he laughed. He thought I was someone else, not his reliable confidante, the girl he used to convince other girls he wasn't a threat, just a really nice guy they should get to know. The middle of the story isn't important, just the predictable elements of love -- tedium, disappointment, estrangement. Who will get the vacuum cleaner? We can share it, it's a joint custody vacuum! Will we stay friends? Of course. The story ends, and we are strangers. I don't have the bikini anymore, but it remains the same, he thinks I'm someone else.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The moment of change is the only poem." Adrienne Rich

Cocktail Hour
Movie trailer suggestion: I'm Still Here (this is a hoot!)

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Wednesday!

5 comments:

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Heff said...

"Flash Fiction", huh ?

I missed the "Flash" part. Could ya do it again?, lol !

Charles Gramlich said...

too much!

Lana Gramlich said...

Y'know what's ironic about this...Just earlier I was visiting a friend's blog, where she posted about a discussion she & her husband had had about a vaccuum cleaner...

the walking man said...

Thanks for the shout out in the Video. Uhh if he got the bikini did you get the vacuum cleaner?