Thursday, September 24, 2015

VANITY

I am thrilled to announce that my book of short stories 
WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK
is now available on Amazon Kindle!



And now for today's post!

Friday Fictioneers!

Hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

A flash fiction challenge of 100 words or less

The photo prompt copyright to The Reclining Gentleman.



© The Reclining Gentleman


VANITY

I walked towards traffic; my blood trailing in gelatinous plops would soon be washed away. The sky darkened above a layer of nimbus clouds that looked ready to release a deluge of biblical proportion.

Why wouldn't they believe me when I told them he was violent? The life of the party, the man who went out of his way for others had decided I no longer deserved to live. Well, I'd show him.

The hospital was just ahead. I gingerly carried my head. I wondered if the doctors could reattach it without leaving ugly scars.

Vanity is such a curse.
100 words
Yolanda Renée
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43 comments:

  1. Dear Yolanda Renee,

    That's quite a visual. I'm wondering how this person is carrying her head and still living. Definitely fiction. And quite a unique take on the prompt.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Hi Rochelle,
      It's Halloween, well, almost. I figure anything is possible!

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  2. Sorry: try as I might, I can't deal with a narrator carrying her own head.

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    1. Oh go on, Mick, try a bit harder, this is funny!

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    2. LOL, I know how's she going to type with her hands full.

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    3. I agree with ce ayr, you can do it Mick. It's a great short clip and funny.

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  3. I found this hilarious, from the over the top opening to the central image and the punchline.
    Excellent!

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    1. Thanks ce ayr,
      I saw myself walking along this lonely bridge and wondered why - and what would my concern be? Vanity is a curse when it's your top priority! LOL

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  4. I love the image of carrying your head. Awesome. :-)
    Like the new Zombie cover. Go Picmonkey!

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    1. Hi Denise,
      It's what I saw - it's what I wrote!
      Thanks, I thought the cover came out better too. Notice the beam of pink light coming from the main tower? Hmm.....

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  5. Good job it wasn't her legs he cut off then. Certainly different, but I wouldn't hold my breath for a successful conclusion to her plight.

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    1. Sandra, truly! Story would have gone in a totally different direction. Walking on her hands maybe?

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  6. She may be out of luck, but can hold her head high lol

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  7. Ha! Carrying her head. Wow. Nicely done. :) Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Christine, silly and fun!
      You too!

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  8. Losing her head gives that phrase a whole new meaning.

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  9. Just bought it and uploaded it to my Kindle. We like to read before bed.

    Wishing you lots and lots of sales.

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    1. You are too sweet! Thanks a million, now to make a million sales! LOL

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    2. It was only 3 bucks. What a deal. Looking forward to reading them.

      Here's to a million sales!

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    3. I hope it's worth it - please let me know!
      Love your new avatar! Pretty little witch cooking up something delicious!

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  10. I was so involved with this, and feeling the pain - until the end when I literally laughed out loud! Brilliant!
    That gunshot made me jump! Seems the nasty man received an instant death penalty without the inconvenience of going to court!

    Rosey Pinkerton's blog

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    1. Thanks Rosy, a good laugh is always important!

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  11. What vanity to want your head back on. My favorite line is "gelatinous plops would soon be washed away" since it's a powerful word picture.

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    1. Hi Maurice, thanks, not vanity to want it on, but maybe to worry about the scar, after all she's got big problems.

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  12. This is great! I wouldn't want any telltale stitches to show either...meanwhile I hope that nasty husband gets his due reward!

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  13. Yes they should have listened to her. Gelatinous plops, yuck. Congratulations on When Zombies Attack!

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    1. Thanks Deborah, this one actually took more courage than the others. :)

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    2. You did great! And the last line about reattaching the head and hoping it would not leave ugly scars. Very good.

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  14. What a hoot and a half! A tad early for Hallowe'en but should get us in the mood!

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    1. September is always when I get the Halloween spirit! Hi Dale, thanks!

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  15. I was just thinking "it's all too common to show one face to the world and another behind closed doors" and then I read "I gingerly carried my head" and thought "whoa, what's going on here then?" :-)

    From domestic violence to zombie craziness in one line, great twist to your story!

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  16. "I gingerly carried my head." LOVE IT! You've quite the way of capturing one's attention!

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    1. Thanks Randi, it's important not to cause more damage. :)

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  17. Yikes, I hate it when you have to carry your head around! LOL good one.

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  18. I love the story Yolanda! Congratulations on the publishing of your book!

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  19. Heading over to buy it, Yolanda. Can't wait to have a read. Wahoo. Congrats, buddy. I am thrilled for you. This will inspire me for the Halloween WEP challenge. The last three lines are heelarious. Great job. No head and worried about scars. *snort*

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