Very Short Story

Jimmy was a switch-blade comb, utilitarian really.  He’d married Sarah, this velvet bowling ball that snuck down one too many lanes in her high school days.  She was destructive.  She and Jimmy loved the fifties so they got matching cry-baby tattoos.  Last week they worked at the plant.  Today Jimmy’s filling out papers for government food while the post man’s delivering past due notices to Sarah.  There are things you do to keep the lights on.

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9 Responses to Very Short Story

  1. i feel like jimmy and sarah should have their own mellencamp/folds tune.


    meets

    regardless of the background music, i love your characters.
    especially this: “this velvet bowling ball that snuck down one too many lanes in her high school days.”

    now that i think of it, i think you have the stuff to right a diddy about them . . . sing it, seth!

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  3. Christy Brockman says:

    How funny, before I read the other comments, I was thinking of the Bon Jovi song, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

  4. HopefulLeigh says:

    Love it, Seth! Thanks for sharing it with me. I’m suddenly feeling inspired.

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