Friday, June 22, 2012

Observing The Proprieties


Cordelia Mae Junebug and her sister, Ophelia Jane, had only just been discussing the sorry state of the resort when SHE flew in.

“Her name is Dahlia, I’m told…Dahlia Damselfly. Damsel indeed! I must say she looks a bit of a tart in that garish blue get-up.”

“Oh I quite agree, sister…and those wings? Who would go out wearing something like those?”

“Well, I doubt she can help that, dear. They appear to be permanently attached. Still and all, an unpleasant ensemble.”

“Shh! She’s coming over this way.”

“Dahlia, my dear! How are you darling? Have you lost weight?”




11 comments:

  1. I think I've met these women somewhere! Wonderful, specific personalities, I enjoyed this a great deal.

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  2. lighthearted and enjoyable snippet... nice little characters you've thought up there....

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  3. There is a rustic charm to this writing! I really enjoyed it!

    Parul
    http://faitaccompli.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/always-close/

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  4. Love the portrayal of these gossipy old biddies. So critical and jealous of their colorful friend. Delightful and clever take. I'm #2 on the list.

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  5. That was just brilliant! So true-to-life! Still laughing! Mine's on the list.

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  6. You've got me hooked (and laughing). I'll like to read an entire novel on these characters alone. Ingenious.

    http://logo-ligi.com/2012/06/21/a-silent-moment/

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  7. Adorable. Light hearted and so much like women of any species. Thanks for your greatcomments on mine. I'm till chuckling.

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  8. Dear Jeffrey,

    Something about your last line made me laugh and laugh. Thank you, thank you thank you!.

    Aloha,

    Doug

    http://ironwoodwind.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/kaleidoscope/

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  9. HaHaHa, guess females of every species share some things.....

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  10. Wow, a unique and interesting take on the prompt. I just love this.

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  11. It would seem that within every part of the world, nestled within every species and sub-species, lurk the bitches.

    http://thebradleychronicles.wordpress.com/2012/06/21/flash-fiction-friday-shearing-placid/

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