Thursday, August 18, 2011

Town Crier

Today's muse: Friday Flash 55

The rules: Write a story in 55 words. No more. No less.

And I liked the picture prompt he used, so I used it as well.

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Town Crier

“That lavender lace wrap.” Jeremy Wilkinson’s tone was bland, as though he asked for a dozen penny nails.

To her credit, Mrs. Shaefer remained stone-faced as she wrapped the silk in delicate tissue. She knew perfectly well he wasn’t buying it for his wife.

The door hadn’t yet closed before she was whispering the tale.


G-Man said...

Fantastic take on the pic I used.
Of course you know you don't have to use mine. But your take was GREAT!
Loved your 55 My Friend.
I hope you found this to be creative, challenging, and Fun!!
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Doctor FTSE said...

For himself or a lady friend? Shall we ever know? Great 55.

Brian Miller said...

oh yeah and the gossip will spread like wild tonight he will be on the couch...smiles.

Monica Manning said...

G-Man: Thanks! I know I don't need to use your pic, but I really liked it. It reminded me so much of Freeman's Grocery in my home town, which sadly is no longer there. Ah, those days. Getting ratted out by the local gossip every Sunday morning. The old bat will probably be my saving grace.

Dr. FTSE: Ha! Good one! I did mean for it to be a mistress, but your take is soooo much better.

Brian Miller: Barn. He'll be in the barn. When his wife finds out, I don't think he'll be safe on the couch.

Mama Zen said...

This is one funny slice of life! Great 55!

Daydreamertoo said...

And that just about sums up what the gossip is like in small communities too.
Great 55, made me smile.

Pheromone Girl said...

I like it - mistress, wife... maybe on in the same?

hope said...

Yep, every small town has a self designated gossip.

Monkey Man said...

Way to use the photo prompt. Great 55.

Morning said...

beautiful tale, well done 55.

I speak of gossips in my 55 too.
Bless your weekend.