Friday, May 05, 2006

Cinco, hold de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo: is it a great source of Mexican pride, or a pathetic Gringo excuse to behave like a party animal? I report, you decide.

55 Fiction Friday: still fiercely independent of any greeting card industry influences.


She said she wouldn't be attracted to Charlie if not for his seductive scent. It wasn't natural; it was body wash. Some Norwegian product, its label unreadable. A friend shipped him a case once.

Health officials later banned one of the ingredients, taking the body wash off the market, and putting Charlie back on it.

3 comments:

Janelle Renee said...

May 5th: Both.

Your 55: Love it! If only I could write one just as good without so much dialog. Hm.

logophile said...

I'm a big Shakespeare fan and 'Brevity is the soul of wit' is one of my favorite quotes from my favorite play! Great to learn about Flash Fiction Friday. I teach high school English, so I think I'll start doing it in my classes. Have you heard about Four Word Film Reviews. I love these types of writing excercises, so if you know of any more, let me know.
Thanks,
Brian B.

Rob said...

That last sentence, with the dual meanings of on/off the market, is a real gem...