Monday, April 7, 2014

Flea Market Dreams



Flash fiction in response to the garglemaster prompt, "Who dunnit?"

With one shoulder lower from a heavy bag, that gnomish woman heads straight to my “Beautiful Woman” cosmetic booth.


I yell, “People look older when your “Youth Elixir” wears off.”

Repeat customers are my bread and butter”, she says smiling.





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15 comments:

  1. Ha! I am in dire need of a little "Youth Elixir" this morning. Maybe I'll head to the flea market.

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    1. If only I could find the flea market.

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  2. Oh I too need the elixir! I look like crap these days..well most of the days really! :D

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. Me thinks you are a wee harsh on yourself. Just remember you are gorgeous. Who cares what anyone else thinks.

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  3. frankly not sure I got that - but great description

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    1. You obviously don't need youth elixir. I had thought of ending with the woman saying, "People remember looking better than they are." or "People just think they looked younger than they were." Anyway, I went with the premise that people who are vain enough to use youth elixir would get hooked on the substance especially if they began to look even older.

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  4. Repeat customers - I suppose once you go down that path it's hard to reverse course!

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    1. Lucille Ball used to joke about her gallon jugs of henna. I think if this existed, there might be gallon jugs in every old broads vanity cabinets. lol, I would probably forget to drink mine half the time.

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  5. Ha! I can't imagine anything more addictive. :)

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  6. Youth elixir. How creative. Then again we are all looking for the fountain of youth :) Nicely done :)

    ~Shailaja

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  7. So cleverly written. You made every word count. I'm cheering as I read this again.

    well done

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  8. Ha! Ooo, I really love this one. So original; such a big story in a tiny space.

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  9. My new wish: elixirs to solve my problems!

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  10. Lots of fun. There's a canny business woman.

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